Alright, so with the becoming everyday more and more computer-oriented and digitized, I figured it would be handy to learn how to code. There is the possibility today to use the one’s coding skills entrepreneurially and make some money off it. I’m not talking about reinventing something like Facebook, but who knows, it could be helpful.
I wasn’t sure how or where to start, so I went over to Reddit.com’s subreddit for the subject: /r/learnprogramming to find out more. From what I gathered, Python would be one of the best languages to learn for a beginner like me. I then found my way over to www.codeacademy.com, and registered to start my journey into programming. I’ve looked for other sites that could help, like treehouse or code.org, although treehouse costs money, which my 15-year-old self does not have. And as for code.org, I just feel it is not as good at teaching as Codeacademy. I plan to use the both of them in conjunction, though, in case one can teach my what the other can’t. I also signed up for my high school’s course ‘Intro to Programming’, although that doesn’t start until after midterms when we get back from Christmas break (sorry, I just want to go off topic for one second, they call it “holiday break.” Now I’m not one of those ‘War on Christmas people’, but Hanukkah was wayyy early this year, so if anyone is celebrating a holiday right now, it’s going to be Christmas. But sorry, let’s get back to talking about programming.)
So far I have learned variables, and datatypes such as integers, floats, and booleans. I have also learned about whitespace, comments, and arithmetic operations. I am about to learn how to make a tip calculator using what I have just learned. If any of you know programming (if I actually even have any readers) and you would suggest anything to help me on my quest for knowledge of coding, I’d appreciate that information in the comments. Well, thanks for reading, I’m going to sign off and get started on the calculator.