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Florin Pop

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Best resources for a beginner developer?

I’m often asked: “What is the best resource to learn programming for a beginner?”

Some of the places I recommend are:

  • FreeCodeCamp
  • Youtube videos - by searching a certain topic like: JavaScript, Python, etc... (Brad Traversy has a lot of very good Crash Courses on Youtube)
  • Udemy - same as above - search for a certain topic and you can find tons of nice courses

I believe that one of the most important things while learning programming is to practice as much as possible! Build, build, build!

Here is a list of app-ideas that I’ve put together if you need a little guidance on what to build to practice while learning! ☺️

What other resource would you recommend for beginners?

Top comments (6)

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Helen Anderson

Nice list. I'm also a big fan of Brad Traversy, he probably has the most diverse and comprehensive collection of resources out there.

For the complete beginner I also like:

  • Havard's CS50 via edX - Everyone should watch CS50s content to appreciate how computers, the internet, and programming works.  The course covers everything from low-level C to Javascript and SQL. Even if you don't complete the coursework, the video content is a valuable introduction to Computer Science.

  • General Assemblys Dash - a free, interactive introductory course that is all done in the browser.  The projects include a landing page, blog theme, and restaurant website.

  • Code Academy - Most of the content is free, easy to follow and frames each lesson on a project. The Pro version includes more projects, quizzes and online help via chat.

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Andrés Pérez

Everything awesome-x in GitHub. Whenever I try to learn a new technology, it's one of the first things I search for, here are some examples:

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Flexbox Froggy


CSS Grid Garden

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Carlos Nah

The Odin Project is another good resource for beginners, it have ton of examples and projects to work on as you go through the resources on the site.

learnbyexample profile image

yeah, I frequently recommend resources to the point that I put them on github for easy sharing

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Jake Murray

Awesome list! thanks.