Learn10 Beginner Courses to Introduce You to Coding

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Faye Bridge
writes on October 31, 2017

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

Join Jim Hoskins to get up and running with React, a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. React allows you to describe how your app should be displayed in a very easy to understand way. It also helps eliminate the complexity that comes with updating your DOM elements when the user interacts with your application. React provides a new way to think about building web applications and will change the way you think about interactivity on the web.

Check out the course here

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).

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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.

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5. JavaScript Basics

JavaScript is a programming language that drives the web: from front-end user interface design, to backend server-side programming, you’ll find JavaScript at every stage of a website and web application. In this course with Dave McFarland, you’ll learn the fundamental programming concepts and syntax of the JavaScript programming language.

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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.

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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#.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Check out the course here

What Treehouse courses are you currently taking? Is there a favorite course you’d recommend? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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10 Popular Coding Courses at Treehouse

7 Responses to “10 Beginner Courses to Introduce You to Coding”

  1. Thanks a lot for all the tips that gave in here. I am so pleased to have it because I needed it very much.

  2. David Brandt on December 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm said:

    Faye, do you recommend that these course be taken in the order they are listed?


  3. Thanks to this site my former students usually asks me where can they learn how to program on-line. I happened to browse this site let’s see what would they’ll feedback be.

  4. We should study some of the material before proceeding with the coding. It is quite difficult. The training includes the knowledge of some programming languages.

  5. I just began my journey at treehouse. I have absolutely no experience and after three days i’m already making my own website. I’m now taking the track web development and combining it with the beginners course java.
    Thanks Treehouse! It’s amazing

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