How to Become a $50/Hour Software Developer – 01Learn to Code

This is the audio verson of Step 1 – Learn to Code

In this chapter you will learn, among other things,

  • Why you need to learn to code
  • The various methods of learning to code
  • The methods I used to learn to code
  • The most effective learning methods

Learning tips

  • Focus on learning only what you need to get your current task done
  • Stick to one learning resource till you have a proper grasp of the basics
  • Focus on project based learning approach as opposed to general learning
  • Have a study plan for your whole study period.
  • If you are getting into web development, start with the basics in HTML, CSS and JavaScript before you move to server technologies like PHP, Python, C#, Java and Ruby.
  • Find a mentor, a coach or a codding buddy who you have direct access to, to assist you when you are stuck.

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About the Author Geoffrey Barnes

Geoffrey is an experienced software developer and open source evangelist. When not coding he writes and talks about current technology trends, small business tips and developer productivity hacks. He is no coffee addict.

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