Personally I felt like most of the resources we find online are great, However Harvards CS50 course teaches a student from the ground to the top. Great emphasis on algorithm, thinking and in some ways teaching how to learn and think in cs.
Currently taking it (on Week 4 wherein they elaborate a bit on data structures) and all I can say that it is good stuff. The problem sets they give are also quite of a challenge (at least for me). Depends on how you approach the problem, anyway.
I definitely recommend only if you have the time. My progress with CS50 is becoming a lot slower now that the concepts introduced and the problem sets is becoming harder and I'm also studying the gist of electronics now so my time is divided (not to mention some stuff outside of those things).
I also heard wherein some of the takers in CS50 completed it in a year so there's another consideration for you.
Thats a really good one :)
Could you drop a link to this? Thank you
here you go
freenode.net port 6666
I usually recommend to check the "awesome list" for your programming language:
FreeCodeCamp should be here.
I added a Google custom search for devdocs.io, it's a really handy resource full of documentation for pretty much every language or framework. Plus it works offline!
Also, dev.tube/ is basically the Netflix of dev videos, very handy.
And once you're ready to start looking for a coding job, I recommend pramp.com, which pairs you up with other students to practice interview-style coding challenges.
I'll throw exercism.io in the ring... probably under the "Code Challenges" section but they just revamped their whole layout to enable mentoring by more experienced devs too.
Also, I was on a bit of a kick last year looking for some "challenge" style sites and I posted them on GitHub... if that happens to be your thing.
I love watch and code! It helped me drastically!
I have some folders of bookmarks for this purpose, as I don't have the time now to go trough them I would like to add:
Do not throw all these resources to a new starter, filter them based on on the developer experience and future, and share them when needed.
I have 2 main categories or mentees:
The main idea is that, CS and other soft skills will add value on the long run, and they can build a strong foundation to build upon. The downside is that it will not bring much value at the beginning, unless you aim for a big tech company that build tools for other devs, and work at a more low level (instead of building products for end consumers).
Also some big categories are missing from here I think (not much just the big picture):
Been coding for 24 years now, start at age 11 and now 35. Love that I still learn new things from new programmers. Really appreciate you sharing your resources!
I would love to suggest adding Udemy to the list. They always have "sales" where you can get their courses for less than $20 bucks. They are highly well done and an amazing resource.
I like You don't know JS . Great free reading from your phone while queuing.
I like and would recommend some of the already mentioned. Others I didn't know them. If you speak Spanish, I'd also recommend CodigoFacilito 😊
I'll also toss in dev.to as a tool. Obviously I'm biased, but If you come actively seeking help, you will find it comes to you a lot of the time.
Check out @brendazam
for an example of someone using the platform really well in this regard.
Been a beginner learning online is hard, too many questions and a lot of information. Having a community as Dev.to allows me to ask without been judged and get the support that I need to stay focused. Ben and Ali you both are an inspiration, thanks for all your content. Hugs & Husky love 🐶👩🏻💻
Totally agree! Going to add in a communities section right now!
Awesome resources but I think this is going to be one of those article that's gonna be in my bookmarks but I rarely open it. Thanks for the list :)
i've found quite a few interesting and helpful tutorials on css-tricks.com/ ;)
Codingame.com is another site for Code Challenges
A free PDF for new programmers: Introduction to Programming with Xojo
Why a new programmer should learn an exotic language?
Learning to program does not mean "learning a language". It means learning the concepts behind programming that you can apply to any language. Starting with a language that is simpler can make it easier to learn these basic concepts and prevent frustration (and even giving up entirely on learning to program). Once you've learned the concepts it makes it much, much easier to learn other languages. In general, most programmers know several different programming languages.
Free Programming books from StackOverflow
Thank you so much Ali! This is very helpful.
Adding to this collection,
If someone wants to keep updated on front-end tips and news - smashingmagazine.com
You forgot "THIS IS SPARTA sorry CS50!!"
Udacity? Some excellent (free) courses there...
I LOVE listening to the Syntax podcast with Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski. They are full-stack devs who talk about all kinds of things. syntax.fm/
Another one I love for JS katas is es6katas.org.
03:32 AM - 01 Aug 2017
You don't know JS is also great to bookmark and read from phone whole queueing.
Geeks for Geeks is another good resource for computer science puzzles and problems. Mostly useful for interview prep.
Awesome Paaa jiiii
hi ali spittel..
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