Five places to learn how to code online

Five places to learn how to code online
Enterprise Nation
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Posted: Fri 26th Jul 2013

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates - even 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:

  1. Codecademy
    Really engaging and remarkably free online course, organised into eight tracks, including HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python and Ruby. Thanks to a really clever homepage design, you'll be coding before you even know it!

  2. <Code/Racer>
    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.

  3. Treehouse
    Makers of <Code/Racer>, Treehouse is a comprehensive resource with over 1,000 video lessons on web design and coding.

  4. General Assembly
    Online and in-person London-based training on more advanced tech and design issues, including data science and user experience.

  5. Coursera
    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!

San Sharma (@sansharma) is digital manager at Enterprise Nation, currently learning how to code with Codecademy

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Enterprise Nation
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Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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