To find the best free resources to learn to code for beginners, we had to do a lot of sifting. Frankly, the resources—and even the free resources—are almost endless. That’s a good thing for you, but it can be overwhelming. In this article, we’ll start with some basic advice and then get to our most recommended resources.
I’d also like to give a shoutout to David, the smart, math-loving 8th grader I ran into yesterday who inspired this article. You’re off to a great start already, and I hope this article helps you out!
Best Programming Languages for Beginners
Python is easy to read as programming languages go, and it’s also growing rapidly in use. This is an excellent back-end programming language to get started with.
- HTML structures the headings, text, and images on your page.
- CSS determines the look of a web page, such as the colors, backgrounds, and fonts.
WIth that basic background, let’s move on to the best free resources to launch your coding journey.
Best Resources for Beginning Programmers
As you may have guessed from the name, FreeCodeCamp is free. It also offers an immense amount of quality content, and even lets you earn certifications.
This popular website is designed for kids and teenagers to learn coding, making it a great place to get started. The visualization helps to explain coding concepts as clearly as possible.
You can pay a fee for a certification, but you can also take EdX courses for free from some of the most respected universities in the world. We’d recommend one of the two courses below:
This course is interactive and starts simply before ramping up.
For those who want to learn Python, Georgia Tech offers a full progression of Python courses, starting with this one.
If you need more resources, here are articles from other websites that list great free computer science resources. If you’re interested in studying computer science, we’ve also compiled a list of the best colleges for computer science in every state.
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