With a third of the world staying indoors due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, many people are stuck inside their homes for the foreseeable future. In some countries like Australia, strict lockdown measures like closure of libraries, galleries, restaurants (except for take-out), gyms, spas and mass gatherings are banned until further notice. With everybody stuck at home, isn’t it time to be more productive and learn something new?
In the old days, learning how to code was for geeks only. But this is not true anymore. Nowadays, knowing the fundamentals of coding is important for freelancers, businessmen and marketers. If you’re interested in coding, here are some sites that offer their services for free or at an affordable price.
Codecademy is one of the most popular places to learn coding. According to their statistics, more than 45 million people have learned from their services to date.
Another reason is because it takes care of all the setup work for you. Imagine spending hours of your in front of the computer trying to make sense of strange error messages you’ve never seen. However, Codecademy is different because make it possible for you to learn the syntax of a programming language via an interactive experience in your web browser. No setup time needed.
You can’t write about online learning without mentioning Udemy. This online learning platform can be used to learn how to code as well as develop or learn new job skills.
Udemy has both paid courses and free ones which are taught via video lessons. You can learn coding languages like Learn Python, Django, APIs, HTML, CSS, + Payments and more. Chances are, if you’re looking for a coding course, Udemy has it.
They also have various classes for a course taught at a certain style. For example, if you’re searching for HTML offerings you can scroll through different classes and compare user reviews and preview classes before enrolling. This will allow you to find a class and mentor that meshes with your learning style.
There will be times when you’re stuck with a problem and need to find a reference book to help solve it. This is where GitHub comes in. they have a collaboration of over 31 million developers that can host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
GitHub is a good place to showcase and document your work. Other programmers can comment and help you improve your work so that you can learn. Their system also makes it easy for users to track their progress across versions. On the flip side you can also contribute on other users projects.
MIT Open Courseware
Once you’ve mastered the basics and want something heavier, MIT Open Courseware can help you explore theory behind coding.
Almost all their materials are used in MIT’s undergraduate and graduate classes and can be accessed free of charge from anywhere in the world. Users don’t have to register to access the materials.
Learning the basics of code can be beneficial to entrepreneurs. You can dive in and fix a bug or two in your website. This will make you a better entrepreneur because it helps you to become prepared especially when it comes to your ecommerce store.