Posted: Fri 26th Jul 2013
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates - even Will.i.am is saying it: Learning how to code is the new literacy.
You may not have ambitions to write a killer app, but understanding computer programming can really help you in your business - whether working with web or app developers or installing a new widget or plugin for your website. And if you are reading this, wanting to be your own boss, learning how to code could be your first step towards that goal.
These 5 online resources are a good place to start:
Nuts, but fun way to learn - <Code/Racer> is an online racing game that pits you against other learners, forcing you to code quickly to stay ahead.
Makers of <Code/Racer>, Treehouse is a comprehensive resource with over 1,000 video lessons on web design and coding.
Online and in-person London-based training on more advanced tech and design issues, including data science and user experience.
Nearly 4 million people are taking courses with Coursera. They include courses on everything from programming languages to spoken languages - and they're all completely free!