Online Learning: A Bachelor's Level Computer Science Program Curriculum (Updated) Introduction [Update: See also the follow-up post to this piece, An Intensive Bachelor's Level Computer Science Curriculum Program.] A few months back we took an in-depth look at MIT’s free online Introduction to Computer Science course, and laid out a self-study time table to complete the class within four months, along with a companion post providing learning benchmarks to chart your progress. In the present article, I'll step back and take a much more broad look at com-sci course offerings available for free on the internet, in order to answer a deceptively straightforward question: is it possible to complete the equivalent of a college bachelor’s degree in computer science through college and university courses that are freely available online? And if so, how does one do so? The former question is more difficult to answer than it may at first appear. Yet, this does not mean that all the necessary elements for such a curriculum are not freely accessible. Introductory Courses
WordPress Alternatives | 5 Website Builder Options You Should See Let’s get this out of the way – WordPress is one of the most used website builders (or content management systems) in the world. It’s famous, powerful, flexible and enables you to have a piece of the internet real estate – your own website. Now that I’ve flattered it, the key question is – is it the right website builder for you? I’m guessing that you found this discussion here because you’re looking for some alternatives to WordPress. Maybe you just want to better understand the choices available to you to enable you to build your own website, or maybe you got frustrated with learning how to use WordPress (it does have a steeper learning curve, after all). Either way, this article will go over some WordPress alternatives, and direct you to some more in-depth discussions on how these other website builder choices compare to WordPress. Before we dive into discussing some of these WordPress alternatives, I just want to table one thought. There is no such thing as a perfect website builder. 1.
Top 10 Websites To Learn Coding (Interactively) Online Gone are the days when programming languages could only be mastered programmers like Bill Gates, who later got to dominate the world by storm. Now everyone holds the same potential, and the chance to learn and even master programming language easily. Today, we will show you 10 interactive websites that will help you do that. That’s right, forget about complicated setups and black, cold command prompts that make you want to quit before you start, and say hi to 10 educational websites with instant and interactive lessons that teach you programming languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby and even iOS. Recommended Reading: Getting A College Degree Or Self-Learning? Kickstart the beginning of your new path into programming today! Codecademy Codecademy is indisputably the most famous website to teach you to code interactively, thanks to its helpful interface and well-structured courses. Inside each lesson is a panel that explains necessary code and instruction. Code Avengers Code School Treehouse
The Ultimate List of Programming Books Quite often I am asked about the top programming books that I’d recommend all software developers should read. I’ve finally decided to put together a list of the programming books that I find most beneficial and that I think every programmer should read. Now, just like my Ultimate List of Developer Podcasts, this is my list, so I get to make the rules. (Which means I get to advertise my book at the top of this list.) After reading all the books on this list, being in the software development field for over 15 years and training hundreds of thousands of software developers through my online courses at Pluralsight, I wrote my own book called “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.” Now, obviously I highly recommend this book—but not just because I wrote it. I wrote the book because I felt that there was a large gap of knowledge missing in the programming books that were out there. So, that is what “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual” is. The book is challenging.
Bee-Bot (Lower School) Overview For the past fourteen years, Processing has promoted software literacy, particularly within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing has also evolved into a development tool for professionals. The Processing software is free and open source, and runs on the Mac, Windows, and GNU/Linux platforms. Processing continues to be an alternative to proprietary software tools with restrictive and expensive licenses, making it accessible to schools and individual students. Processing is currently developed primarily in Boston (at Fathom Information Design), Los Angeles (at the UCLA Arts Software Studio), and New York City (at NYU’s ITP). Education From the beginning, Processing was designed as a first programming language. The innovations in teaching through Processing have been adapted for the Khan Academy computer science tutorials, offered online for free.
Welcome to Python.org 27 Ways to Learn to Program Online 3 Days left: TNW Europe early bird sales end soon. Learn more! Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer might not be for everyone, there is a lot to be said about gaining a better, more educated view of how all those pixels get moved around all those screens. Before we delve into our list of learning resources sites, we wanted to share some advice from Marissa Louie, a self-taught product designer for Ness Computing. A former startup founder, Louie told TNW that the hardest part of being self-taught – whether it’s design, programming, or any other discipline is, “gathering the courage. 1. MIT’s Open Courseware offers 2100 courses in a variety of topics, including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
want to Learn Ruby ? Try these free tutorials! Ruby is one of the most popular programming language, specially when it comes to web development, with the popular frameworks like Ruby On Rails, Sinatra, Padrino etc. it’s very easy to learn and often recommended to absolute beginners. Ruby is a scripting language – just like Python, PHP and Perl, but ruby is somewhat more beginner friendly than others and certainly it’s more human friendly. it has elegant syntax that leads to easily readable and maintainable code, and cool built-in methods and conventions makes programming a lot fun. Okay, you’ve decided to learn ruby (that’s great!) and here are some cool stuffs to help you get started! Checkout these free tutorials now and enjoy programming with ruby. #1. Try Ruby is an interactive ruby tutorials, where you can start running your ruby programs in browser. it’s really good for beginners, just give it a try – you will get a nice overview of ruby, probably within 15 minutes. #2. #3. #4. humble little ruby book #5. Update 2.
Why women make gifted coders Hello Ruby tapped into a growing need for young coders – there is already a shortage in Britain, where coding has been added to the core curriculum (LINDA LUIKA) ‘I was obsessed with Al Gore! He was the underdog of the presidential races. He wasn’t as suave as Bush, but he was very interested in the environment.’ She googled everything written about Gore and set about creating a digital shrine. ‘I had to teach myself to code almost from scratch,’ she says. Back then, programming lessons were basic in the extreme and taught without much imagination. "I ask kids to build computers out of paper, or design an app by hand. Both her parents had studied economics and encouraged their daughter to do the same, although she found her minor subject, visual journalism, more engaging. She posted her drawings on the social-media site Tumblr, and people who stumbled across her blog started to ask what Ruby would do next; some even encouraged her to turn the cartoons into a children’s book.