Programming is a subject which is generally taught in school at either the college or high school level. For most people, this is where they leave off and if they continue programming it's on their own time and for their own purposes. There are many reasons why one would want to continue studying programming such as: To advance their career prospects, to improve their programming skills, to gain a better understanding of the field, and more. There are platforms that offer simple coding for kids too.
In this article, I will be introducing a free online learning platform for programming languages.
Udemy is a website where one can learn anything for free or at a cost. The courses offered here are developed by third parties and they have the option to promote their product as well as offer it as an online course. This gives these developers access to a larger group of audience that might be interested in online learning from some random guy from the street or anyone with some sort of expertise.
Codecademy is very good for the beginning learners while Udemy is more suitable for people with prior knowledge of programming languages who are looking to fill some gaps in their knowledge, get better at what they know by learning new tricks and the like.
3. Pluralsight (Code School):
It is an online learning platform that helps people learn coding skills by offering free courses. The courses are built in collaboration with the open source community and also by the website's own developers. They have a job board where one can view some of the top tech companies who are currently hiring for any programming language or skill set they might be interested in.
It also has a platform which allows one to gain real life experience by being part of open source projects.
5. Code Avengers:
This is another good learning platform that offers free courses, but it only covers certain topics. It works by offering online courses from universities which are partnered with them to offer students a better learning experience. Currently, they have the course titled "Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python" taught by Rice University on their website. The other thing that makes this platform unique is that it has a service called 'Signature Track' where students can pay to have their completed courses verified which then proves that the student finished the course and mastered it.
This is an open source platform that offers free courses. It has a wide range of topics to choose from and can be used to learn anything under the sun. The main difference between the courses offered on the popular platforms like Coursera or Udemy, compared to this one is that instead of having users sign up for classes individually, edX offers courses grouped together as part of a specialization.
8. Khan Academy:
The beginner's course focuses on the basic syntax of the language without worrying so much about practical use which helps people get a better idea of what they are learning instead of just memorizing random syntax. There are also advanced courses that deal with more practical uses of the language and can be taken after one is done with the basic course.
9. One Month:
This is another platform where one can take free online courses.
The courses are divided into two main parts, the 'coding basics' and the 'specialized topics'. <
There are currently three types of courses being offered which include web development, mobile development and design.