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What is a good way to get started with coding?

I am not familiar with coding, so i am unsure where to start.

Thank you comment icon Hello, I am also recently new to coding and the videos/training sessions on youtube for beginners is very helpful. This will help you understand the first steps in coding. Connor Wharton

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Ameya’s Answer

I agree with Isabel, the best way to learn how to code is to join a class or camp. Coding is very collaborative, its important to have someone to reach out to when your stuck, whether it be a classmate or professor. A lot of community colleges and universities have classes that you can take and potentially get credit for.
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Isabel’s Answer

If you're still a student, the easiest way to get started is to take a class! A class setting is helpful to provide structure and support as you learn.
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Jessica’s Answer

I would start first with knowing the basics of what a programming language is, try to explore different scopes that you would like to focus on: ex I like mobile development i search how to create an app and from there i learned of projects and reverse engineer, however, it does not recommend this if you are looking for structure starts with data structures learning the syntax of c, python or c++. after this language, u can move on to java or development and build your projects to help get better with the programming language.

Jessica recommends the following next steps:

create a vision board
create a structure guide
start posting progress on social media to keep you going
stick to one programming lanagugae fundamentals
start on your first project and document every project in github
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Junyi’s Answer

My suggestion:
- Try it out with one programming language that is easy to learn as a beginner(Java, Python, PHP etc.)
- Once you pick 1-2 language, check out open source project from Github, pick a few projects to follow, try to read and build the code other people wrote and start contributing by doing code review and submit PRs.
- Start your own project on GitHub, it can either be a problem you want to solve, a game or simply build your own website. The key is try to write code regularly
- Once you are comfortable with 1-2 language, you can start explore more language. Like C and C++, C# and build from there
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Naren’s Answer

Look at this:
https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/archives/I8E7-CONITS101

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/training/paths/python-language/?wt.mc_id=ignite21fall_intrototech_webpage_esc&WT.mc_id=academic-43861-cephilli%2F

Another good place to start for Free is youtube videos. You will find ton of videos to get started.

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Jen’s Answer

Hey, happy to hear you're interested in coding! I really love the answers above because the first thing to do is to take a class and learn the basics. There are so many YouTube videos, tutorials, online editors, and other resources to help you get started. Once you find a language that you like (Java, C#, Python, etc), you can practice writing out code in that. The cool thing is, code and logic are all basically the same across programming languages with syntax being the difference. Of course, there are different capabilities and functionalities each language has to offer, so that's something worth exploring.

Resources:
- Create an account on Coursera or Udemy and enroll in some courses to help you get started. They are self-paced and great for listening in and trying out a few assignments.
- Hop on LeetCode, create an account and practice solving some problems there. You can learn the most efficient ways for writing code and challenge yourself to take on more difficult questions as time goes on.

Good luck getting started! Coding is fun and there are so many cool things you make with it, so be creative!
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Andrew’s Answer

Step 1: learn what coding is and why we need it. The basic reasoning is that its how we speak to computers and tell them what we want or how to do things.

From there look into popular codes like python and java and find out which one interests you the most which will help you decide what types of majors or career paths you want to look into. Once youve done that youll be able to look at other requirements for these future options and know you already have a good foundation set before you start learning these others
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