Coding Resources

Free Resources for New Programmers

by Ali Spittel – DEV.TO

For HTML and CSS

For JavaScript

For other Programming Languages and Concepts

  • This site has it all — from HTML, CSS, and JS through frameworks and other programming languages. It has a unique REPL tutorial format: Code Academy – this would be my top recommendation for where to start.
  • Learn a web framework — from the command line through Python and Django and through HTML and CSS — all in roughly a day: Django Girls – their online tutorial was where web development clicked for me — it was very pivotal in my career!
  • Try Ruby code directly in your browser: Try Ruby
  • Github has a series of tutorials for learning both Git and GitHub directly in the browser: Try Git
  • A full list of resources for learning Python

For Computer Science

  • A series of illustrated guides to computer science fundamentals: BaseCS – there are also podcast and video versions of some of these articles!
  • A bunch of cheat sheets I wrote when studying for interviews: Coding Cheat Sheets
  • Video versions of a lot of classes including computer science classes: MIT on YouTube

For Code Challenges

  • Tons of challenges with difficulties attached: CodeWars
  • Another code challenge site with more consistency: HackerRank
  • Mathematical coding problems: Project Euler

Awesome beginner Libraries

  • Build art with JavaScript: P5 JS
  • Build a customized map with JavaScript: Leaflet
  • Build virtual reality applications with HTML: A-Frame
  • Build a JavaScript game: Phaser


  • Ask questions with the #explainlikeimfive, #help, and #meta tags
  • Participate in Twitter chats, listen to awesome motivational podcasts, and read helpful blog posts: CodeNewbies – they also have a Slack group!