How to effectively start learning code?

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Thread Topic: How to effectively start learning code?

WolfLove
Joined: Apr 23, '12
Status: Hot Shot
I would like to start learning and I know some people here are into that stuff, so do you have any tips as to what languages I should learn and where/how to learn them?
The Dude
Joined: Nov 19, '13
Status: Advanced
HTML/CSS and JavaScript (not Java, do not f--king start with Java) are pretty good languages to start with. Simple to use but you could make a decent webpage utilizing them.

Codecademy is my first suggestion to learn coding. Hands-on, thorough and free. W3schools is extremely useful for recaps and tips. Hourofcode and Khan are also decent sites.
WolfLove
Joined: Apr 23, '12
Status: Hot Shot
Thank you so much! :) I was having trouble finding a place to start so thank you lots.
The Dude
Joined: Nov 19, '13
Status: Advanced
No problem. If you're interested in creating some basic games 'n sh--, try Python and/or C++. But I would still suggest at least having a basic understanding of HTML/CSS and JavaScript (especially JavaScript).

Good luck, and may you hack the Pentagon some day!
WolfLove
Joined: Apr 23, '12
Status: Hot Shot
Yeah, I was thinking about that because that seemed like it would be fun and interesting.
Is it less difficult than I'm anticipating? Something is telling me it's very hard but I think I'm stressing myself out. xD

Ha! Surely.
The Dude
Joined: Nov 19, '13
Status: Advanced
Most likely. HTML/CSS is easy af, JavaScript is af as well (but lengthy), and I'd say C++ and Python are very mildly difficult.
WolfLove
Joined: Apr 23, '12
Status: Hot Shot
Ahhh, good. :')
funniebunnie01
Joined: May 2, '14
Status: Hot Shot
Yeah, basically what the dude said. KhanAcademy is pretty useful for learning basics of HTML. Hourofcode seems to help more with JavaScript and game stuff like that. I'd work with HTML first and basic CSS as it's pretty easy. I started making websites with HTML and stuff to make basic stuff. If you need tips I can try my best to help. I'm not a pro or anything but I've got some tips for button animations and what not. I mostly know stuff to make websites though, not too much about game designing. So depending on what you want to know I could help out a bit.
WolfLove
Joined: Apr 23, '12
Status: Hot Shot
Thank you so much! :^)
dannylover321
Joined: Oct 7, '11
Status: Senior
Wish I could help. I'm in a club.
The Geek
Joined: Mar 15, '12
Status: Expert
i kno this is old, but codecademy is good. how I learnt basics
WolfLove
Joined: Apr 23, '12
Status: Hot Shot
thanks geeko
The Geek
Joined: Mar 15, '12
Status: Expert
stop lurking
The Geek
Joined: Mar 15, '12
Status: Expert
but like, after getting the basics down you should probs try and learn more by trying a project. no need to even really complete the project in full, but working on small bits can expose you to new concepts and such
The Geek
Joined: Mar 15, '12
Status: Expert
and if you have any specific questions, google them. stackoverflow has many answers, and if you need specific help you can probably make a question there.

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