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Coding for Fun and Profit

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Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
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The Self-Taught Programmer
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Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
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Scratch
Designed at MIT for kids,
Block Coding in Scratch is an excellent way for young and old alike to practice basic algorithmic thinking skills essential to programming.

DK Scratch Coding Series
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Code.org
Providing leading computer science curriculum to school districts all over the U.S. and individuals throughout the world, code.org hosts the annual
Hour of Code.

Kahn Academy
Fundamentals of computer science and coding courtesy of super-duper-tutor Salman Khan. Excellent JavaScript tutorial
here.

Codeacademy
Online coding course portal. Self-paced introductions and intenseive programs in everything from the
basics of JavaScript to Data Visualization with Python.

Learn Code the Hard Way
Graduated courses/books covering Python, Ruby, C, SQL, JavaScript turn rank novices into competent programmers "the hard way." Bootcamp alternative.

Python
An excellent first language, Python handles diverse coding challenges with ease. Natural language greatly simplifies the learning curve. More
here, here, and here.

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Trade Schools

Coursera
Respected online coding compsci courses, certificates, and degrees from elite schools offer alternative paths to employment and advancement in the tech sector.

Coding Bootcamps
Pricey crash courses in coding can quickly turn new grads and career changers into well-paid programmers. Scams abound! Research programs carefully. More
here.

42
French billionaire Xavier Niel is "disrupting engineering education" by offering the world's best bootcamp free to qualified applicants till 2023.

HackHighSchool
Free coding education for high school students 13-18, offered by 42 Silicon Valley each May through September. Summer Camp also!

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Other

Please Don't Learn to Code
The coding movement has detractors. Tech Crunch article makes the point that learning to code isn't be some kind of one-size-fits-all magic economc pill.

Early Robotics
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