Top 5 Free Websites to Learn Programming

You may not be the next Mark Zuckerberg, but with a little online help, you can get close. As early as a decade ago, it was a task in itself to gather resources and sharpen our programming skills. But now, with the plethora of websites dedicated to programming, it’s been made much easier.  Thank you, Internet.

Of course, there’s still a bit of struggle looking for quality content. You have to filter through garbage and find what suits you best. Fortunately, Yaabot is happy to be doing that for you. Here’s a list of 5 quality websites that can get you up to speed on your programming skills.

#1 – The New Boston

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  • Video Tutorials
  • C, C++, HTML, Javascript. Practically every language you could think of.
  • Difficulty: Easy.

The New Boston is an organizational learning site. If you are interested in mainstream programming, like C, C++, along with web technologies like HTML and Javascript, then this site is probably your thing. It offers video tutorials on various topics like Python, computer game development, iPhone development, Photoshop and so on. Each topic is covered by around fifty to hundred easy-to-understand videos lasting for seven to fifteen minutes each. Tremendous amount of content here.

URL : http://www.thenewboston.org

#2 – Codecademy

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  • Hands-on Exercises
  • Web technologies – HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, Ruby, PHP.
  • No C, C++, Java.
  • Difficulty: Easy

If you are a beginner and want to start with the basics of web technologies, Codecademy is the site for you. Codecademy offers easy -to-understand tutorials which you can schedule according to your liking. The course is divided into segments. After completion of each segment, the site provides you with a “badge” thereby giving you a regular update of your progress. There are hands-on exercises as well. Additionally, it warns you about the errors in your program.  And of course, all of it is free! Check it out here

URL: http://www.codecademy.com

#3 – Python Programming by Guru99

  • Created by a Google veteran.
  • 7 Day Course
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Guru99’s Python tutorials took 160+ hours to create and contain beautifully annotated screenshots, and comprehensive coverage of all basic concepts, including – Python Basics like Introduction, Environment setup and Install Guide. It also introduces Main Function, Variables, Strings, Tuple, Conditional Statements, OOP Concepts, and Loop. They also touch on advanced topics like Regex Tutorial, OS Module, Shell Script Commands, and XML Parser.

URL: https://www.guru99.com/python-tutorials.html

#4 – Wibit.net

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  • Ebooks
  • No video, no hands-on.
  • C, C++, C#, Java
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Wibit.net believes in starting from scratch and is therefore apt for beginners.  It starts with giving you a brief history about what you are going to learn, followed by basic concepts behind the programming segment one is going to deal with and then finally helps you strengthen your coding skills. Optimized for Android phones as well as iOS devices, the site has its ebooks available on both the Play Store and App Store. For a price, though.

URL: http://www.wibit.net

#5 – LearnStreet

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  • Hands-on exercises
  • No Videos
  • JavaScript, Python, Ruby.
  • No C, C++, Java.
  • Difficulty: Easy.

Even if you are noob to programming and do not have any prior knowledge about it, this website helps you learn and practice programming in a very interactive and easy manner. It offers you courses in JavaScript, Python and Ruby. An added bonus for users is the lack of a need for the compiler. Users can type in their code and see the output in the browser itself. Additionally, it gives you an opportunity to practice what you have learnt through various projects that the site offers.

URL: http://www.learnstreet.com