So I'm trying to follow this "Learn How to Code"
post on Lifehacker which looks amazing, but I still have so many questions. My only other experience with writing code is VERY minimal html knowledge. By that I mean I knew how to manually make a link or insert a picture back in the Geocities days of the 20th century.
For one, where am I doing this? In Microsoft Word? In notepad? Does it matter? If I save it as an html document will it open in my browser exactly as it would in a professional coding/scripting program?
Secondly, the author talks about deciding on a "naming scheme" for words. Here's where I'm already lost. In his case he uses "my" and types everything out as myVariable or myNumber or myString, but says I'll probably want to pick something different. So uh... What do I pick? What is the purpose of this again? What is with putting "var" in front of it and why does it say you can choose not to do it or not? Will this make a difference?
Sorry, I get none of this and come from absolutely no background. I feel like there are those who were meant to understand the world of coding and those who will just never get it - sort of like math, which I've always naturally sucked at and despised. I just feel like understanding the very fundamentals of coding could be really beneficial for my job.
If anyone could answer a few of these questions or point me to a resource that breaks this stuff down even simpler, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!