Alright Saints, I’m back!
Now if you’ve chosen to go on this journey of coding alongside me then here are a few things I’ve come to find out. You can go about learning how to code in several ways. One way you can go about doing this is to go to school for it. Of course that’ll cost you, but if you can swing it then why not? Signing up for a coding boot camp is another way to get the ball rolling. Be aware that there are a ton of boot camps out there so be sure to do your research. What’s cool about some of the boot camps though is that they enable you to enroll without paying upfront. You don’t pay until you’ve secured a job. Now if that is something that sounds more your speed I’ll do my best to keep you guys updated with recommended boot camps from people I trust. I refuse to send you guys off so I’ll have more on this later. Finally, the last way one can learn how to code is by teaching yourself. So in conclusion, know that you have options. While each method is great, I encourage you to pursue whatever method works best for both you and your wallet.
Now as for me, I am currently one of those people that have champagne taste on beer money….at least this is how we phrase it at home. For this reason, the self taught method and I are going to get along just fine. While this may be the harder and extremely self-disciplined route (let us pray now for discipline), there are a lot of platforms that want to respect our wallets and budgets out here so we’re in luck!
And because I’m attempting this close to very free route, I want to encourage you guys to follow along and learn with me. Possessing the ability to code is such a dope skill that reaps nothing but reward so come along for the ride!
I’m including the list of resources Iʼve begun using to make this happen. Feel free to drop some sites you’ve found useful as well. I plan on making a living list available here soon.
Medium.com aka The Muse Medium
A goldmine of inspiration for any and everything you ever needed to read in an article. I use this site to stay in tune with new trends and happenings pertaining to front end development and architecture (yea I’m still attached). For example, the article Iʼve clung to when searching how to start this journey I found on medium. Feel free to read the article. Itʼs dope!
FreeCodecamp.com aka The Prelims
This website is amazing and absolutely free! I said free! This is a free resource geared towards beginners. It has a host of modules about 300 hours worth a piece dedicated to teaching you the beginnings on how to code. Iʼve been making my way through them and my my do we have a ways to go. Check it out!
TheOdinProject.com aka A Reader’s Paradise
I’m actually starting to favor this site. It teaches you material but forces you to read about different aspects of code. I literally have a list of sites to reference due to them. They’re also 100% free!!!
And last but not least.....
Lynda.com aka The Site You May Want to Really Pay For
This website is tutorial based and offers information on everything from how to code to how to utilize SEO to how to take up photography to finance. While is it subscription based at $30 a month it has paid for itself time and time again.
Again, these are what Iʼm beginning my journey with. Iʼd love to hear more about what sites you all have tried and what boot camps. Please comment below and subscribe to stay updated on my journey!