Best Websites to Learn Coding for Free.

As a beginner learning how to code can be intimidating but contrary to popular belief you don't need to be a genius if you can do it, anyone, can all you need is desire and dedication. 

Best Websites to Learn Coding for Free

So if you want to learn the programming skills needed to create computer software mobile apps or build your own website for free you're in luck coming up I'll show you 10 of the best websites for beginners to learn how to code online for free and near the end of this video to help get you started I'll show you a free online course I feel is essential for anyone wanting to learn how to code.

Let's get to it first up in no particular order is solo learn founded in 2014. It's well organized and user-friendly for absolute beginners to learn to code they now offer tutorials for more than 15 programming languages and disciplines including python javascript PHP ruby and many others their code playground is a great place to share code you've been working on and to collaborate with others and if you ever need help you can easily get answers from their community in addition to learning from the web you can also learn on the go with apps available for both ios and android.

The folks over at general assembly is dash focused on web development you'll learn the basics to create a modern-looking website through a series of projects using html5 css3 and javascript there's a total of five projects to complete those include build a personal website build a responsive blog theme build a small business website build a CSS robot and build a mad libs game with any project. You'll have slides in the upper left to click through with the code editor below that and the output appearing on the right.

The Odin project is another site focused on web development which is absolutely fantastic for those of you just starting out if you're the type that learns better by doing their set of courses that is full of projects in a logical order beginning with simple scripts all the way up to building fully functional websites while completing the courses you'll learn about HTML and CSS javascript git ruby on rails and databases the Odin project is completely open-source with more than 1500 contributors working to improve.

The site exorcism is a website I just started using recently to learn a new language like the Odin project through open-source they offer code practice and unlike most other sites offers mentorship free of charge they now have more than 50 different language tracks and over 3 000 exercises on their side how it works is that you first choose the language you'd like to master complete a coding challenge review the solution with your mentor unlock new exercises and then at the very end you'll complete the language track with an understanding of the fundamental concepts after selecting your language track on exorcism you'll get a description of that track along with the number of mentors available to help you out.

Best Websites to Learn Coding for Free

Udemy is an online learning platform most of you are probably familiar with if you want to learn a new skill they have thousands of courses in many categories while it's primarily known for its paid courses you can also find a ton of free programming courses as well but finding the free stuff isn't easy to find the free courses you could do a search here at the top for the language or go to categories here in the upper left and in the development, category goes to the subcategory of interest to you in this example I'll go to programming languages and select python you'll now see a bunch of paid courses for that programming language scroll down the page until you see the filters on the left and there they are going to price and check the free option with 226 courses in this example you should have no trouble finding a course to take it looks like based on the reviews that introduction to python programming is an excellent course for beginners.

Free code camp is a completely free non-profit whose goal is to make learning web development accessible to anyone through various challenges you'll learn several skills which include javascript html5 css3 and many others the lessons are laid out nicely with the instructions on the left the code editor in the middle and the output to the right their community form at free code camp is one of the best this is where you can get help from other developers with any of your coding issues up skills aside.

I told you about a few years ago and since then has expanded quite a bit their courses are designed to take you from an absolute beginner to advanced web developer you'll learn new skills and techniques including html5 css3 ruby javascript and many others all of which are taught in an engaging manner which will keep you entertained as their popularity continues to grow new content is being added on a regular basis the basic courses teaching you the core principles are 100 free their intermediate to advanced courses require a pro membership of 19 per month which is well worth the cost.

If you want to learn how to code for free the last site you should ever consider is Codecademy unless you're the type of person that enjoys paywalls in case you're confused yes I am trolling them they claim to have invented the best system for learning to code in my opinion that's not true while they do teach you the basic methods and how to write code they fail miserably in showing you how to implement what you've learned you want to give them a try and waste your time they do have so-called tutorials for most of the popular languages but why to bother at one time Codecademy was completely free and boasted how they were supported by the top tech executives now they just offer the absolute bare minimum lessons for free otherwise they have monthly plans that start at around forty dollars per month that give you unlimited access.

MDN Web Docs previously known as the Mozilla developer network is a fantastic resource for web developers in addition to Mozilla Microsoft google and Samsung also contribute their documentation to the site you'll find a massive amount of learning materials for beginners on the site you'll learn about HTML CSS javascript web APIS node.js web extensions website hosting and a whole lot more. You'll begin with their guide getting started with the web and finish up with deploying to production that will give you all the information you need to get your website published created by it.

Edx is an online higher education platform with more than 160 universities offering courses what's great about edx is that all the courses are free but there is a fee if you need a verified certificate this is becoming less likely these days that you'll need one and here's why as you may have heard many of the top companies are no longer requiring a degree or certification to get hired all you may need are the necessary skills in case you didn't know Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Ellison the co-founder of oracle are all college dropouts as promised in the intro to this article.

cs50 introduction to computer science is an essential course I feel everyone should take before learning to code this entry-level course will teach you the core concepts that you need to know and get you familiar with a number of programming languages.

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