learn to code for free!
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learn to code for free!

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Found 8th May 2014
Don't know how many people know about this website but i have been using it for sometime and decided to share it its called codeacademy you can learn:-

Python

Javascript

Javascript original

jQuery

PHP

HTML

CSS

Ruby

So get started now!

32 Comments

How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)

I've been using PHP since I was 16 and at the time it was a great language not so much now though, although it's still very useful, I've moved on to using Python unfortunately I've picked up some bad habits thanks to PHP

Not new, posted 4 months ago, but thanks for the reminder.

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Edited by: "antdav" 9th May 2014

Voted hot. Thanks for sharing.

mpmc1987

How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've been … How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've been using PHP since I was 16 and at the time it was a great language not so much now though, although it's still very useful, I've moved on to using Python unfortunately I've picked up some bad habits thanks to PHP


PHP isn't good for gamers however it is a nice gateway into C\C++ which is used a lot in game programming and opens up a lot of doors.
PHP is used extensively for a lot of websites and is still one of the easiest to get into and best server side scripting languages.
Python (learnt it from a combination of Codecademy and modifying/reading scripts) is a nice language, but its biggest advantage is also one of its biggest downfalls. I can type PHP, C\C++, Javascript, VB, etc off the top of my head in one long line, run it then make the code look pretty after or if I have any issues. In python the code has to be structured in the layout otherwise it won't run, makes spur of the moment ideas a little harder and, for me, more time consuming in general.

isn't this what myriad standards/reference manuals and tutorials are for? what's the point? a certificate?

Beast. Thanks for this.

zaphodbb

isn't this what myriad standards/reference manuals and tutorials are for? … isn't this what myriad standards/reference manuals and tutorials are for? what's the point? a certificate?


Its an interactive tutorial which doesn't feed you the answers (without you use the hints and check the forum).
More involving then just following normal tutorial or guide and goes back and repeats important parts to ensure you remember them.

You don't get anything from it apart from knowledge or if your one of those achievement hunters (they have their own achievement/badge system).
Its a good way to get started, but doesn't replace a reference manual by any stretch or a full length book.

Had to use some of the tutorials in my first year at uni, very good website

I understand his may be a hard question to answer but for someone who's never done coding ever, is it something that can easily be picked up as long as you follow it through methodically?

Trying to spend my spare time on leaening another language hmm spend time learning coding language for computing or language...lol
Thanks for this, heat

Been using this past 4 months and its absolutely brilliant. Very intuitive.

Anyone want to use their coding skills to make an app with me?

Laubi02

I understand his may be a hard question to answer but for someone who's … I understand his may be a hard question to answer but for someone who's never done coding ever, is it something that can easily be picked up as long as you follow it through methodically?



nope. you have to just practice it and make mistakes, and try your hardest to learn from them/ if you ever get stuck you can get help almost immediately on reddit

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mpmc1987

How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've been … How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've been using PHP since I was 16 and at the time it was a great language not so much now though, although it's still very useful, I've moved on to using Python unfortunately I've picked up some bad habits thanks to PHP

what ment its good for gamers becuases PHP a server type code so anyone who wants to set up there own Minecraft or what game server they want
Edited by: "jasoncardoz52" 9th May 2014

Thanks for sharing :-)

Thanks

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Laubi02

I understand his may be a hard question to answer but for someone who's … I understand his may be a hard question to answer but for someone who's never done coding ever, is it something that can easily be picked up as long as you follow it through methodically?

yes it is very easy and you start from the very very basics

I've been a programmer for over 20 years and in my experience, unless you have a logical mind you will only get so far as you won't see a bigger picture.

Good resource. Heat added.

Thanks for sharing.

mpmc1987

How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've … How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've been using PHP since I was 16 and at the time it was a great language not so much now though, although it's still very useful, I've moved on to using Python unfortunately I've picked up some bad habits thanks to PHP

mpmc1987

How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've … How exactly is PHP good for gamers? (this is an honest question)I've been using PHP since I was 16 and at the time it was a great language not so much now though, although it's still very useful, I've moved on to using Python unfortunately I've picked up some bad habits thanks to PHP

brian_lewis67

I've been a programmer for over 20 years and in my experience, unless you … I've been a programmer for over 20 years and in my experience, unless you have a logical mind you will only get so far as you won't see a bigger picture.Good resource. Heat added.



If you're looking to get into game development in a C based language I would not recommend PHP. It'll teach you bad coding practices from the get go and on top of that, PHP is a server-side interpreted language, which is the opposite of a compiled language that games will use.

jasoncardoz52

what ment its good for gamers becuases PHP a server type code so anyone … what ment its good for gamers becuases PHP a server type code so anyone who wants to set up there own Minecraft or what game server they want



What? Minecraft (client and server) is written in Java, a language which PHP has almost no similarities to. Learning PHP will *not* help you set up game servers, that's not the purpose of PHP.



This guy has it right. I'm a software developer also and as unfortunate as it is you have to be of a certain mind to pick up programming well and if you haven't got that kind of mind you'll need to spend years training yourself.
Edited by: "cwhite92" 9th May 2014

I use this myself in school!
It's VERY helpful!!!

You can already outsource rudimentary code/app development to the 2nd world, why would anyone from the 1st put in the time to learn what the Chinese, Indians and Vietnamese have spent their whole lives studying in university? Seriously, leverage your skills, focus on your strengths.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't bother to learn a programming language. Sure learn it for the fun of learning something new! (Not because you're going to code the next flappy bird app and make millions, silicon valley is wayy ahead of anything you could dream up without their help) Stretch that brain matter, after all you've got to keep using it otherwise it deteriorates right?

I think everyone being able to code will just bring down the cost to develop apps, which is good, but not so great for the developers who could previously command 6 figure salaries. The real money in development/code circles is finding ways to cross-script and cross compile to all the platforms with scalable APIs and open frameworks.

brian_lewis67

I've been a programmer for over 20 years and in my experience, unless you … I've been a programmer for over 20 years and in my experience, unless you have a logical mind you will only get so far as you won't see a bigger picture.Good resource. Heat added.


This is a very interesting point of view, but can you elaborate ? Are you saying this in reference to this deal or in general?
How can you learn to see the bigger picture?

Not in reference to the deal as I think it's a fantastic introduction to programming.

I was talking more about people who are interested in programming may not have the logical mind required to do it as anything more than a hobby.

I've had several people over the years who wanted to be a programmer but couldn't do anything more than basic code even after 2 years as they couldn't see how large 'chunks' of code fitted together.

Anything is possible if you have the time, patience and perserverence - unfortunately I only qualify on one of these qualities, but my wife says I fail miserably on that one too.

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wow this is so hot i never knew it would get this hot!

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Laubi02

I understand his may be a hard question to answer but for someone who's … I understand his may be a hard question to answer but for someone who's never done coding ever, is it something that can easily be picked up as long as you follow it through methodically?



Research, Write Code, IDE throwing out errors, Copy Paste, Google = Lesson learned.
Edited by: "MitchellT" 12th May 2014

No SQL? tut tut

Even if i only get through the first lesson, learnt sumat and kept occupied for 6 hours!

just wanted to say thanks for posting this op - was really interesting
Had a basic knowledge, but skipped a lot so was good to go back over

excellent site cheers :-);)
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