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If you have always wanted to teach your child a programming language, there is no better time than the present. Ruby for kids is a site that includes directions and screencasts for a new programmer, young or old, to get started in the Ruby programming language. The Ruby4Kids website starts off by explaining the prerequisites you need to satisfy on your system before progressing onto the more difficult levels.
By MATTHEW KIRSCHENBAUM Why humanities students should learn to program
If you've been looking to learn how to code, we can help you get started.
Congratulations, you've learned the basics of programming!
If you've made it this far in our programming lessons, you've arrived at the reward. Today we're learning about functions and then we're going to make a very simple guessing game.
You've mastered the basics of variables and made it half way through our course, but are you up to the challenge of arrays and logic statements? Of course you are. Let's get started!
In our second "Learn to Code" lesson, we'll be taking a look at how to actually work with the variables and data types we learned about in the first lesson .
Want to learn how to code but don't know where to start?
Last weekend we looked at resources to teach you how to code , but writing your app is only half the battle.
Whether you just want to be able to hack a few scripts or make a feature-rich application, writing code can be a little overwhelming with the massive amount of information available.
However, more often than not, there seems to be a problem of actually finding good content online that can teach you to code. Experimenting with a language can only get you so far. To master it, you need to have proper guidance from people who actually know what they are talking about.
Whether it’s for fun, for work, or for something else, programming knowledge is becoming more and more relevant in today’s world. We’re spending more and more time online, so it’s only natural for us to need to have more knowledge of how to build and maintain the sites and applications we know and love. Thanks to Google, in collaboration with schools around the United States, there’s a massive resource for learning how to program and code on the Web.
Most programmers are not just desktop programmers, web programmers or scripting gurus – they are often all of the above. Over time, most software developers find that it’s much easier to re-use code components than it is to recreate the wheel every time you write an application. Over time, these developers typically archive a library of these reusable modules in order to save time the next time they need to do the same task.
Sample code that is freely available is also a great learning aid.