Top 5 Learn to Code Resources

Learning to code can expand your thinking in new ways and open up career possibilities for your future. It can also be challenging. That’s where we want to help. We’ve compiled our favorite learn to code resources to get you started as a beginner and noted why we think a particular resource is good.

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Free Code Camp logo


Why it’s great: Focuses on using long lists of learning plans geared towards beginners with no coding experience.

With almost 2 million subscribers, freeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that aims to help beginners develop coding skills. Curriculum is community-driven and includes content that ranges from interactive tutorials and project-based exercises to regularly published blog content and podcast episodes.

w3schools coding resources


Why it’s great: Offers short and concise tutorials for getting started, and as a reference for experienced coders as you build your skills.

W3Schools offers tutorials and references for essential web development languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They also include many other topics and languages such as mobile-first design, color theory, graphics, SQL, C#, and Java. Most aspects of web programming are covered with interactive tutorials.

MDN Web Docs coding resources

MDN Web Docs

Why it’s great: A wiki built by developers for developers. From no coding experience to years of professional experience, MDN’s site offers plenty of resources to learn web technologies.

MDN Web Docs have become an evolving learning platform for people to learn about the technologies and software that support the web. Their Learn Web Development Track covers the essential languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and also goes deeper into topics such as accessibility, tools, and testing. Many of the lessons come with interactive examples.

Free Coding Resources

Interneting is Hard

Why it’s great: If you’re a visual learner, Interneting is Hard does a great job of distilling complex topics into simplified visuals.

Covering HTML and CSS, Interneting is Hard provides 250 simple diagrams to help you develop a better understanding of how these web technologies work. In these lessons, you’ll get into code and be able to hone your foundational understanding of core concepts such as how the web works, page layout, color theory, and typography.

Learn to Code Meetup

Learn to Code Meetup Groups & Tech Slack Communities (virtual meetups)

Why it’s great: Outside of learning, use tech groups and Slack communities to network with people already in tech – and get support while you build your skills.

Even with social distancing orders in place, you can still join groups and connect virtually!

Tutorials and videos are great, but networking (virtually) with others who are learning to code, as well as programmers already in the space, can be very helpful as you continue on your journey. Use tech networking groups in your area to connect and ask questions while you learn, and begin to explore career paths and technical team roles.

Bonus Tip:

Join your local tech Slack channel (if you have one) and consider hopping on CodingBuddies, a community of independent code learners from all over the world who share knowledge and help you learn. Request to join the CodingBuddies Slack channel here.