5 Free Ways To Master Programming In 2022

Needless to say, computer science is one of the most sought-after majors in college with excellent career opportunities and high-paying, in-demand jobs.

What if you already graduated or couldn’t get the chance to go to college?

This is not the end for you. 

Here are five awesome websites you can learn programming from, and the best thing is it’s FREE!

Codecademy

One of the more trusted websites where you can learn programming.

Some of their online courses are even free, which increases accessibility for people on a limited budget.

They offer a wide range of online courses to suit the needs of students at every skill level.

That can be the best option for you, whether you’re a beginner learning to code from scratch or an experienced veteran looking to refresh your knowledge. Additionally, they instruct students in a wide range of programming languages, including Python, Java, and PHP.

Whether you own a Windows PC, an Android device, or an iOS device, their platform is compatible with almost every device you own. Each course has roughly 50 lessons, and there are also useful quizzes to see how well you retain what you have learned.

FreeCodeCamp

A nonprofit that provides free online coding training and certifications in subjects like machine learning, data visualization, and responsive web design. It is dedicated to “teaching the world how to code for free,” as it says in its advertising. There are over 30,000 hours of free content there, so browse the forums and curriculum. 

More advanced courses like Data Analysis with Python Certification, Data Visualization Certification, JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures, Machine Learning with Python Certification, and Scientific Computing with Python Certification are available on freeCodeCamp if you’ve fallen in love with coding or want to pursue a career in data science. These courses have certifications and will take you about 300 hours to complete, but they are entirely free.

YouTube

There are plenty of channels on Youtube that teach you all you need to know about every field, from beginners to advanced topics.

Creators like Academind, with 680K subscribers and tutorials between 1–4 hours long, cover skills like python, github, and Bootstrap.

Derek Banas, with his friendly intro “Well, hello Internet,” offers detailed videos covering programming, web design, and mobile applications.

Joshua Fluke describes himself as a content creator and entrepreneur. His content ranges from coding tutorials to python to how to apply for jobs and touches on numerous aspects of tech.

GeeksforGeeks

If you need different learning resources to learn programming, GeeksforGeeks is a great online resource. Their platform features a wide range of excellent articles about computer science and programming.

Each one offers a distinctive explanation of the various programming concepts. Even more impressive is the fact that all of the authors are not only knowledgeable about the subjects they cover but also authorities on them.

To make learning more enjoyable, the platform also includes a variety of quizzes and other interactive materials. GeeksforGeeks’ resources are all free for those on a tight budget, allowing you to learn more about the industry without spending a fortune.

The Odin Project

Beginners may find the world of programming to be a little intimidating, which may discourage them from enrolling in the occasionally pricey online courses. In this situation, the Odin Project is a great way for them to learn about web development without having to spend a lot of money because all of the courses are free.

Aside from not charging any fees, another reason why the Odin project is great is that it provides students with a clear path for learning.

This is the best course of action for beginners with little to no programming experience because it ensures that they cover all the fundamentals of web development. Through various projects that they can include in their portfolios, the platform also assists students in putting what they have learned into practice.

Conclusion

If you are dedicated, nothing can stop you from pursuing your dreams. The internet provides all the tools you need to self-improve and develop all the essential skills to make a career in any field you choose.

Share with us more tips and tools to learn programming.

Will 2030 be the last year of websites on the Internet? Are we in the last decade of websites? What will replace them?

How it all started, where might we go?

As the years go by, technology evolves and things change a lot. We usually don’t notice the changes as they happen, because new features and trends tend to roll out little by little. But when we look back, we notice how much things changed.

With websites that’s no different. They started as simple HTML pages with not the most pleasant colours and occasionally featuring a (very compressed) image or two. Then, slowly, they started getting some newer features: structured designs (thanks to CSS and newer versions of HTML), dynamic pages (thanks to JavaScript), server-side databases and social networks (thanks to server-side programming languages like PHP, as well as database languages like SQL), embedded videos, among many others.

While those old-style websites still exist, it’s clear that modern websites have been dominating the internet. However, are these changing too? Are we getting into the next version of the internet and haven’t noticed it yet?

Possibly. Let’s talk about it.

Meet the web app

If you are into technology, you probably heard the term “web app” being thrown around. The term is very descriptive, but it can also cause some confusion. When we read “app”, we think of phone apps, so what would a “web app” mean? A phone app that needs internet connection to work? Like the Facebook or Twitter app?

On the contrary, a web app is actually a website that looks and feels like a phone app. While programming languages like Java, Objective-C and Swift don’t work on the web, and such can’t be used to make web apps, you can get a similar look and feel using current front-end web technologies, like JavaScript, CSS, Ajax and HTML5. And there are also some tools around which allow you to develop an app once and run it everywhere, even as a web app, like the Flutter framework, developed by Google, and the Electron framework, developed by GitHub.

How widespread are web apps?

Right now? Still not much, surprisingly. While nowadays most websites have a sleek design that makes them look like an app (like Facebook and Twitter), they don’t feel like an app as much, because when you want to go to another section of the website, it has to load a different web page.

Good examples of modern web apps are web versions of famous phone apps, like Discord web, Spotify web and Telegram web. All of these look very much like their mobile counterparts and feel very similar too. They also tend to have a desktop version which looks and feels exactly the same. Other commonly used web apps are some Google products, like Google Documents, Google Sheets, Google Slides, among others.

The future

While web apps aren’t very widespread today, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the near future. And it’s easy to see why: frameworks like Flutter and Electron don’t just make web apps. They are all-in-one frameworks: they give you the ability to create your app just once, and then deploy it everywhere, be it for the web, desktop (Windows, Linux and Mac), Android, iOS, you name it.

And, even better: these frameworks also make developing an app much easier than before, being shipped with easy ways to create dynamic and good-looking user interfaces, which can be adapted to the local operating system’s look and feel, and that also seamlessly and automatically adapt themselves to whichever resolution they are in, and natively support both touchscreens and keyboard and mouse. They are productivity marvels of our time, and shouldn’t be underestimated.

With the rate that technology changes and evolves, we may see major websites and social networks becoming web apps in the near future, but modern websites will still exist for a while. In the future, other technologies could take the place of web apps as we know them too. Maybe it could be decentralised apps?