Have you ever wondered if programming would be something you could be good at or have fun with? Or even if it might be the start of a career change for you, if only you could find a way to learn it?
June 2015 might be the month to start coding. At least, that is waht I think after seing what online courses are starting or have started around the beginning of this month. There are four courses that I would like to recommend to any how has an interest in learning programming:
- Systematic Program Design – Part 1: The Core Method starting June 2 on EdX.org by Gregor Kiczales
- Programming for Everybody (Python) starting June 1 on Coursera.org by Charles Severance
- Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python starting June 10 on EdX.org by Eric Grimson, John Guttag and Ana Bell
- An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) started May 23 by
These four courses are aimed at beginning programmers but with different goals and methods, so it might be helpful to know a bit about them, to have a way to choose, which course or courses might be appropriate. This overview I try to give will be somewhat subjective, because I have used all four to teach myself programming.