Thanks for sharing this, John! I'm interested in opening this thread up and asking a broader question.. What are your go-to resources for learning code? How did you get started (and why)?
Are you a complete beginner to programming and not sure where to start or what language to choose? This resource and the accompanying infographic (attached below) is a helpful jumping off point.
Personally, I got started with coding a few years ago through skillcrush.com. The reason I liked it was fun, simple and liked the capacity to code in the browser and see it displayed as I wrote it - which is really helpful to connect what you're writing with the action it produces. Plus, it was taugh by women and aimed at women.. something I found made it really welcoming and accessible as someone not coming from a tech background.
Although that was how I got started, there are lots of other great (and often free) sites that will get you started with coding. Here are a few:
- Code School
- Code Avengers
What are your suggestions? Where would you start?