Starting a Group Project

Starting a Group Project

Group projects are one of the most useful things you can do with learning to code, and a key experience to help you to bridge the gap to coding professionally on teams. But how to actually work on a group project is a more complex question than it may seem. In this video, Stephanie shares some tips on how to get started. Some helpful links we mentioned: • Big guide to how developer teams are organized and collaborate https://discuss.codecademy.com/t/guide-how-developer-teams-work/394900 • Guide to Git, GitHub, and technical tools for code collaboration https://discuss.codecademy.com/t/guide-what-you-need-to-know-about-git-github-and-coding-in-teams/394581 • Even more resources on group projects https://discuss.codecademy.com/t/guide-first-steps-in-tackling-a-group-project/394959 • Stephanie explains Scrum https://youtu.be/tNFIpNvyXPw and Kanban https://youtu.be/xhxncRy-_Rk, two systems you can use on mid- to massive-sized projects • Pat describes Agile https://youtu.be/GzzkpAOxHXs (Scrum and Kanban are implementations of Agile) and Waterfall https://youtu.be/LxEmGNgqYJA development methodologies as well as project https://youtu.be/v7g4eourYwI and product https://youtu.be/TbPWW6LEMSg managers, useful info if you're doing a big project, want to act more like pro developer teams, or just want insight into that world • Codecademy Forums https://discuss.codecademy.com/ • Codecademy Facebook Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/codecademy.community/ • Application to the Lifelong Learner Slack community (Pro users) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAf0wZuXV-wrDr6cQTT1YLIcIjfjLeHGFzzNwrc7IhzSZ65g/viewform Codecademy is the easiest way to begin your coding journey. Start coding with us for free today: https://www.codecademy.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_campaign=codecademy_101_series&utm_medium=video&utm_content=group_project

Finished Codecademy...NOW WHAT?

Finished Codecademy...NOW WHAT?

BEST PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPcA_Lq2V0w I've been going on programming and web development forums a lot recently and I keep seeing the same question over and over: "I finished codecademy now what?" Typical advice for this is "just go build a bunch of progamming project or go build some websites for your portfolio". I don't think this is the best advice because it isn't very useful for beginners. Programming is hard, and if you've finished codecademy you may have figured out it doesn't teach you more than a fraction of what you need to know to start really building programming projects or developing websites. SO now that you've finished codecademy what should you do next? Well, in this video I put together a couple of coding websites that have really helped me improve my programming skills. 1. CSS Diner -https://flukeout.github.io/ 2. Codewars - https://www.codewars.com 3. Code Fights - https://www.codefights.com 4. Free Code Camp - https://www.freecodecamp.com/ 5. Node School - nodeschool.io With these resources you can really improve your coding skills quickly. I recommend you log on to one of these coding websites and practice the exercises daily. You will see a dramatic growth in your skill and confidence as a programmer / web developer. Trying to learn programming is difficult to do on your own and using free resources to learn the basics is a great idea - if you use the right tools. (like these coding websites) If you haven't finished codecademy (or even started) - check it out - its basic, but a very good start for those who are trying to learn programming or web development: https://www.codecademy.com/

Working with Code Written by Someone Else

Working with Code Written by Someone Else

The further you get with your coding journey, the more complex projects you'll do, and the more likely you are to work with code written by someone else. Transitioning from being 100% DIY, writing your own things from scratch, to working as part of a team or as a successor to a project started by others can be really hard. Mike Dane, a web developer from Philadelphia, has ten tips in ten minutes that could save you a headache when the time comes. Looking to learn more about code bases and legacy code? Check out our videos on them here: https://youtu.be/7xaGRxiN75o and https://youtu.be/JpSqiVHnzPw Want to get started on a project with other people? We've got you covered: just head on over to our forums (http://discuss.codecademy.com/), Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/codecademy.community/), or if you're a Pro member head over to the Pro Slack and you'll find specialized resources and structures there to help you team up and get rolling. Codecademy is the easiest way to begin your coding journey. Start coding with us for free today: https://www.codecademy.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_campaign=codecademy_101_series&utm_medium=video&utm_content=code_by_someone_else

Khan Academy and Udacity and Codecademy

Khan Academy and Udacity and Codecademy

All three of which could easily take good ideas from the other. Udacity for it's instant quizzes. Codecademy for its forums (which are good but could be better) Khan Academy for the student/ class oversight

How to Debug Your Code

How to Debug Your Code

It's one of the most frustrating things with programming, and also one of the most common – bugs and figuring out how to fix them. If you're coding, it's not just something you'll need to learn to love, but learn to get good at. In this video, developer Mike Dane goes through six quick tips and strategies for how you can debug like a pro. For asking other developers for help, check out our forums, one of the friendliest places on the web for beginner developers to help each-other out (http://discuss.codecademy.com/) or our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/codecademy.community/). Pro members also have access to an exclusive Slack community for instant communication. Whether you're fixing bugs or making them by writing programs yourself, Codecademy can help you learn what you need, for free. Start learning today: https://www.codecademy.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_campaign=codecademy_101_series&utm_medium=video&utm_content=how_to_debug

Technology Pioneer 2014⎟Zach Sims & Ryan Bubinski⎟Codecademy

Technology Pioneer 2014⎟Zach Sims & Ryan Bubinski⎟Codecademy

http://www.weforum.org/ Technology Pioneers 2014, Zach Sims Co-Founder, CEO & Ryan Bubinski, Co-Founder, CTO of Codecademy

What Most Schools Don't Teach

What Most Schools Don't Teach

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott, executive producers Hadi and Ali Partovi. Code.org owes special thanks to all the cast and the film crew, and also Microsoft, Google/YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter for helping us spread the word (If you want to help translate to other languages, visit http://www.code.org/translate) Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/BeyV/

Learning To Code Is The Best Thing You Can Do This Year [Business] | Elite Daily

Learning To Code Is The Best Thing You Can Do This Year [Business] | Elite Daily

As a student, Zach Sims was already a prodigious talent. A political science major at Columbia University, Sims worked with startups like GroupMe and Drop.io while building an impressive resume up until the point that he accomplished "everything" he wanted in college. It's then, with just one year to complete before earning his bachelor's degree, that Sims decided to drop out the Ivy League institution. Key to his experience after dropping out, though, was the fact that he didn't stop educating himself. And what he'd found after leaving Columbia was that people were better off learning things by actually doing them. It is with this approach that he and former classmate Ryan Bubinski founded Codecademy, a startup which launched in August 2011 and teaches people how to code for free. Codecademy was an instant hit. In just the first 72 hours after releasing its first lessons, the company attracted 200,000 users who were eager to develop a skill that Sims says will be an ever essential tool for the next generation of professionals. "In 20 years, programming will just be another blue-collar job or related to almost every major employment field," he told the New York Times a month after launching. With Codecademy, Sims and Bubinski are leading the way to the future. Check out more Business from Elite Daily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXlqddXQDzk&index=1&list=PLidTvIp4b7EG5gJea9-635mgYZ6N105fS Subscribe now for more videos from Elite Daily: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=elitedaily http://www.elitedaily.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EliteDaily Twitter: http://twitter.com/EliteDaily Instagram: http://instagram.com/elitedaily G+: https://plus.google.com/+elitedaily What is Elite Daily? We proclaim ourselves to be the voice of Generation-Y and never disappoint. As the premier online destination for aspiring men and women alike, Elite offers a forum of peer-to-peer interaction in an increasingly digitalized world.  The site consistently delivers diverse content with a fresh, relevant voice that appeals to the divergent perspectives represented within our ADD generation. http://www.youtube.com/elitedaily

What to do when you are stuck

What to do when you are stuck

We've all been there. You're in the Codecademy learning environment or in your local IDE, and you see a red error that doesn't allow your program to run properly. You can't quite figure what the problem is, and it's frustrating! In this video, Farish shows us some strategies to get through these tough times when you're stuck! For learner communities, check out our forums (http://discuss.codecademy.com/) and our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/codecademy.community/). If you're a Pro learner, there's also a Slack community where they have things like group projects and live webinars for small group Q&A. Codecademy is the easiest way to begin your coding journey. Start coding with us for free today: https://www.codecademy.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_campaign=codecademy_101_series&utm_medium=video&utm_content=what_to_do_when_you_are_stuck

Top 6 online coding courses - Free Online Coding Schools for Programmers - Free Programming courses

Top 6 online coding courses - Free Online Coding Schools for Programmers - Free Programming courses

Check out my latest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCrrLdxEXtA Top 6 online coding courses - Free Online Coding Schools for Programmers - Free Programming courses There comes a point in everyone's life when it's time to take more control of your destiny. If you've built your own site using free WordPress themes or Drupal themes, you might be craving more control. It's time to take an online coding course, learn to code yourself and built your site, your way. Many accessible educational tools have popped up that make learning new skills more straightforward. The daunting task is finding one that's right for you and your learning style. I've tested and reviewed some of the most popular schools being talked about on the web today, to give you a better understanding of the pros and cons of each. Here's my list of the web's best online coding courses. ( 1. Code School ) Of all the tools I dug into, Code School – owned by Pluralsight – was one of my favourites. Not only does the site look great, but it offers quality content and a great student experience. You can follow a 'path', which will guide you through a succession of different courses, or you can opt for a single course on its own. There are also 'electives' on offer – additional courses you can take to supplement your path. The videos are quirky and fun in an after-school special kind of way, which is a refreshing break from typically dry video tutorials. It's like watching Bill Nye explain it, which is to say, comforting. After viewing a video, you work on your own tasks – relating back to the video if required. If you get really stuck (like I did) you can 'buy' answers with points you've earned from other classes. Code School offers some courses for free, so you can try it out for size, or you can buy a monthly subscription for $29/month. If you sign up for a year, this is reduced to $19/month. If you're looking to splash a few bucks on a learning tool, I would recommend spending your money here. ( 2. Skillcrush ) Skillcrush is a unique online coding course, and the option here that most closely resembles an actual curriculum in a classroom setting. Users can enrol in either a one-off three-week course, or a three-month 'blueprint' (a design or development-focused path that takes students through three courses that build on each other). Once enrolled, students have access to not only a classroom setting chat forum with their fellow students, but also to office hours and one-on-one time with their instructor. Skillcrush is currently also offering a free 10-day coding bootcamp. ( 3. Udacity ) Udacity offers robust guides to many different topics, with seriously advanced courses on everything from robotics to design theories in everyday life. All courses are summarised before you even begin, outlining the difficulty level, why the course is important, any prerequisites for taking it, and the project you will complete at the end. This meant I could easily scan through and choose what suited me best. ( 4. Code Avengers ) Code Avengers walks you through each process with very simple, step-by-step instructions, starting with minor tasks, while you watch what happens in a mini phone simulator next to your editor. Tasks weren't so difficult that I felt the need to 'cheat', but they weren't so simple that I was just copying and pasting. ( 5. Khan Academy ) What's interesting with Khan Academy is that you hear someone talking while they write the code, which feels natural, like you're sitting down with someone. The courses were straightforward, easy to follow and I could then transfer the concepts to the simple exercises. Sometimes, there are mini-quizzes following a demo, which made me think about things conceptually and helped me understand what the code was doing a little better. ( 6. Hack Design ) The 'courses' here are just collections of aggregated content, whether that's articles or videos, from around the web. There isn't anything to ‘complete' by way of tasks, but if you're after some resource recommendations to help you learn more about a specific part of design, I would turn here. There are also tool lists with recommendations from people who use them. i'LL LIST SOME ADDITIONAL ONLINE CODING SCHOOLS IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THIS VIDEO. SO YOU CAN CHECK AND COMPARE. sO THIS IS IT FOR THE DAY GUYS. I HOPE YOU LIKED THIS VIDEO. bE SURE TO HIT A THUMBS AND SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL FOR MORE AMAZING VIDEOS.

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