It’s been a few weeks since I set up this blog and I’ve yet to post but like they say in coding ‘you can’t just study it you have to do it’ so here’s my first of hopefully many posts.
A brief recap as to where I am in my pursuit of learning to code:
-In November of 2017 I decided to learn coding with the goal of securing a web development position where I can design, develop interactive web sites/apps and continue to develop my design and coding skills. I have limited funds so it all had to be free or nearly free.
Basically I’ve immersed myself in the ‘open education’ movement. In later posts I’ll discuss which sites and books I found best/worst but for now I just say that if I didn’t look at them all I sure looked at a lot. One of my prerequisites was no cost so all the materials I’ll review are either free or available for free i.e. through libraries.
From what I’ve read there are four main areas to focus on when learning to code. Reading books about coding and related subjects (basic knowledge), learn coding online through interactive websites (first hand experience), join in with public groups of like minded individuals (networking) and finally start creating apps and websites on your own. The last point is a Biggy! Experienced coders often say “you can’t learn to code if you don’t practice”.
Thanks for reading, I hope it was inspiring or at least informative. Comments and questions are welcome. I’m going to set this blog up to allow anyone to post a comment, if I find I’m getting too much off topic comments I will moderate but I’m hoping we can all keep it civil.