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Resources for Beginners

Last updated Sep 16, 2022 Edit Source

# Getting started

In order to get started programming, you honestly just need to try a bit of programming and see what you think. There are a lot of free resources out there in the world, and here are a few options I want to show you. I’m going to use a lot of terms going through this article. Please reference the terms section if any jargon on this page confuses you.

# The Odin Project

The Odin Project is a spectacular website. It is completely open source with web-based front-end development. If you don’t know what this means, it means that you can make apps that exist inside of a web browser like Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.

# FreeCodeCamp

FreeCodeCamp is a website that is shockingly good in its design and what they teach you. They don’t assume prior knowledge at all, and like the Odin Project, it teaches you web-based front-end development.

# Meta’s Courses on Coursera

Meta (the company behind Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Oculus) created a course on a website called Coursera (which is a lot like Udemy for those unfamiliar). Meta posted a Course for their Front-End development, as well as a back-end course.

# W3Schools

W3Schools isn’t the best for absolute beginners, but it’s a great reference for the different parts of Web development. You wouldn’t use this for things you don’t know, but instead for things you’re vaguely aware of. You’d go here just to look for how things work, where other reference websites are too complex. This is where you’d get basics with examples that you can try out.