Are you looking to dip into programming but you aren't sure where to start? While that opening line reads like the beginning to a bad infomercial the only thing I am trying to sell you on is checking out the resources below! I began my coding journey squeezing tutorials into my free time then attending a full-time software engineering intensive program for 15 weeks. Throughout my journey the below resources helped me navigate unfamiliar tech territory and I hope it will do the same for you.
If you are completely new to programming I would suggest reading Ali Spittel's Beginner's Guide as a primer.
Note: Be wary of tutorial purgatory. Taking your new skills to tackle a personal project (Build an api! Make a clone of a website!) is one of my favorite ways to learn. Failure/trial and error can be a great teacher!
- Program in your browser: Repl.it
- Get started with Text Editors
- Desktop Text Editor: Atom
- Desktop Text Editor: VS Code
The below podcasts have helped me immensely with building confidence as a new programmer, learning about a variety of backgrounds/paths in tech and more!
- We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech
- Base.cs Podcast
- Ladybug Podcast
- Her Stem Story
- Base.Cs Blog - Computer Science basics
- StackOverflow - Ask code questions!
- StackShare - See reviews of different tech stacks
- Meetups - Connect with a programming community!
I hope this list of resources is helpful for any CodeNewbies out there. Have you come across any other resources that you would suggest for fellow new programmers?