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learning webdev/programming

I posted about this on the other forum and was immediately banned... I wrote a lengthy post but that really put me off.

So I'll just ask: Is anyone interested? Anyone here have experience?

I have a full subscription at udacity for their full stack dev program. So right now I'm focusing on javascript, python, and some other small, miscellaneous topics.

Programming is hard, and I think real world web development is probably boring and tedious for most people but I love it so far.

Anyone want to try learning together? I know some great resources. I've spent a lot of time filtering out good stuff and looking at recommendations on reddit's learnprogramming board.

You can even just try it out and decide whether or not it's something you want to pursue in depth.
08-09-2015 10:39 AM
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RE: learning webdev/programming

Ban this heathen for the sheer purpose of admitting to being banned!

Course nobody will cuz its not a bannable offense. Some folk round here r interested. It goes way over me, so I stick to it as a hobby and to act like Im busy when Im not.

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What other forum banned you for asking about learning programming? lol

I just wish I could remember the syntax for all the things when I need to use them... I keep forgetting little things and then having to go look up examples again.

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Codeacademy, maybe?

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He was banned because of the Duelix problem at DnE, and his post had a lot of Duelix Flags.

Pretty Much my only signature...I'm mainly a lurker....you can find me on the IRC (or on DnE and their IRC).

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(08-13-2015 10:21 AM)Trekkie_Aspie Wrote:  Codeacademy, maybe?


Codeacademy is great.
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