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Best places to learn to code for free

Best places to learn to code for free

freecodecamp

It offers following paths and certifications:

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Javascript Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Front End Development Libraries
  • Data Visualization
  • APIs and Microservices
  • Quality Assurance
  • Scientific Computing with Python
  • Data Analysis with Python
  • Information Security
  • Machine Learning

freeCodeCamp is one of the most well-known and popular platforms to learn how to code. There is 3000 hours worth of material. As students of freeCodeCamp finish all certificates of the curriculum, they get the opportunity, and are encouraged, to work with nonprofit organizations. Examples have been Indonesia-based nonprofit Kopernik and People Saving Animals.

In 2016, freeCodeCamp announced their "Open Source for Good" initiative, which extends and open sources their nonprofit work to all nonprofits and organizations to use.[19] Within ten months of launching, the initiative has created seven open-source tools.

Khan Academy

Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning. With Khan Academy, teachers can identify gaps in their students’ understanding, tailor instruction, and meet the needs of every student.

  • HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Algorithms
  • Data Structures
  • Cryptography
  • Advanced JavaScript such as drawing, animation, games, visualizations

Youtube Channels

YouTube channels are a great way to learn how to program for free. There are a lot of things that you can search on Youtube

  • Game Development
  • Web Development
  • Web Design
  • Programming Languages
  • Interview Preparation
  • Full Stack Tutorial

Udemy

There are a plenty of courses available on Udemy which are free of cost. As of April of 2021, the platform has more than 40 million students, 155,000 courses and 70,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages. There have been over 480 million course enrollments. Students and instructors come from 180+ countries and 2/3 of the students are located outside of the U.S.

Students take courses largely as a means of improving job-related skills. Some courses generate credit toward technical certification. Udemy has made a special effort to attract corporate trainers seeking to create coursework for employees of their company. As of 2021, there are more than 155,000 courses on the website.

Github's Lab

GitHub's lab is one of my favourite resources because they have lots of resources, and they are varied as well. First and foremost, you can learn essential skills: version control with Git.

Working as a developer means that you work with a version control system as well. It does not matter whether that's GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket or any other system.

  • CircleCI, Travis CI
  • HTML
  • Node with Express
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Devops

MIT

MIT offers great introductory courses to programming. Their courses are split into three categories:

General Introductions to Programming

- These courses introduce you to the principles of computer science. It also helps you begin to develop programming skills. It uses the Python programming language.

Language-Specific Courses

- Introductions to programming with other programming languages than Python.

Follow-up Courses

- More advanced courses.

Coderbyte

CoderByte is a website for coding challenges and technical interview preparation. In software development, practice is essential. Coding is about building stuff rather than memorizing concepts.

As a result, CoderByte is a great resource to practice what you learned using the other free resources. You can find:

Data Structures and Algorithms coding problems Interview preparation resources JavaScript and Python material

Bento

Bento is a platform where you can choose between 100+ web development topics. The best part of it? They are free!

Some of the topics you can choose from are HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and SQL. These are just a few topics, but you can learn more tools and technologies. They also have paths such as:

Web Development Fundamentals Front-Ent & BackendBackend Tracks Databases The best thing about it is that it has a page with trending articles from the development community.

HTML Dog

This site also contains content about Javascript and CSS too. There are nine tutorials, three tutorials for each language. HTML, CSS and JavaScript tutorials are split into three levels:

Beginner - Step-by-step guides taking you from 0.

Intermediate - It teaches you more concepts, crossing the basic level.

Advanced - It explores the depths of each language. If you want to learn Web Development, HTML Dog is a great resource! The best thing about it is that it has a reference page. That is, whenever you forget a concept, you can go back to the webpage and remind yourself about it.

Scotch

On their homepage, they have the following description - fun and practical web development tutorials. That means you can learn about web development topics such as:

  • Vue
  • React
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Node
  • Python

Conclusion

These are some of the best places where you can learn to code for free. Some of them help you learn concepts, while others allow you to practice what you learnt. I advise you to use them together, rather than picking one. Please share some resources other than these in the comments.

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