So you’ve decided you want to learn to code, but where do you start? For every programming language we teach at Treehouse, there are beginner courses in our Library that require no prior coding experience to get started. Whether you already know the programming language you want to learn (or don’t) read on for 10 of the beginner coding courses we recommend for the most popular languages. These courses will introduce you to a language and by the time they’re complete you’ll be confidently coding and ready to take on the next learning challenge.
1. HTML Basics
In this course with Guil Hernandez, you’ll learn all about HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the language common to every website. HTML describes the basic structure and content of a web page. If you want to build a website or web application, you’ll need to know HTML. Check out the course here
2. React Basics
3. Swift Basics
In this course, Pasan Premaratne welcomes you to the world of Swift development! In this course, you’re going to learn how to program from absolute scratch using Swift and learn many fundamental concepts that will get you started writing code immediately. No prior programming experience is needed (and you’re going to have a lot of fun).
4. SQL Basics
In SQL Basics with Andrew Chalkley, you’ll take a look at what databases are and how you can retrieve information from them. Databases can store massive amounts of information to be retrieved at a later date. Databases act as the memory for dynamic websites or mobile apps.
6. Python Basics
If you’re new to Python, or programming, this is the place to start! In this course with Kenneth Love, you’ll take a look at some of the most common and important bits of the language, how to use and put them together. You’ll also build a few small scripts and games using all of the stuff you learn.
7. C# Basics
In this course with Jeremy McLain, you will gain all the knowledge you will need to build an interactive command line program in C#. No prior programming experience is required. You’ll create a program that keeps a running total of how much exercise you’ve done. In doing so you’ll learn the basics of programming in C#.
8. Java Basics
In this course with Craig Dennis, you will gain all the knowledge you need to build an interactive command line program in Java. You will create an interactive game that prompts users for different parts of a sentence and then generates a story using those words.
9. PHP Basics
In this course, Alena Holligan walks you through the basics of the PHP language, ranging from basic statements to conditionals. We’ll be creating a simple “Unit Converter” as well as a “Daily Exercise Program”. We’ll then finish up by combining those programs with HTML to create a personal webpage to demonstrate your skills.
10. Bootstrap 4 Basics
Join Guil Hernandez and learn to use the latest in Bootstrap 4, one of the most popular open source front end frameworks, to help you build a functional design and layout in little time.
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