Q:I want to learn how to code, but have no idea where to start. Are there any good tutorials I can read? And how hard is coding to learn? I'm just so overwhelmed.
Just dive in! Try the basics and build from there. You can see lots of ways to start learning here. Or try one Hour of Code. It’ll give you a feel for the basic principles of computer science before jumping into syntax and specific programming languages.
Once you get a feel for the basics, think about what you want to build with code and you can start learning languages that’ll help you get there.
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Q:Im a total noob. Im an internet addict and love reading about and trying new technology. When i try and do research "coding" I get overloaded with info and jargon and protocol and language names. Where do I start? What's the best place for someone to research without being overloaded and confused by the firehose of info that is the internet? Thanks ever so much
There are a lot of books, Wikipedia articles and explanations out there explaining what code is, or how different programming functions work. My advice: skip the research and just try out the basics. By experimenting yourself, you’ll start to pick concepts much faster than reading about them through research. First, try an Hour of Code! Here are lots of tutorials for beginners that take 1 hour or less.
Once you see what you’re creating before your eyes — even at an elementary level — you’ll get a feel for how everything works and can build on your skills. Good luck!
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