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Best free online computer science training
January 5, 2012 1:54 PM   Subscribe

What are the best free online courses to learn computer programming and technology?

My team at work would like to work on their programming skills especially in languages we are not as familiar with.

I've seen coursework at Stamford, MIT and others and was wondering if there were a few good self paced courses people could recommend.

What we are looking for:

Good courses in C / C++ / Java / CS / Javascript
Linux generate programming
Kernel programming
Microsoft technologies


I'd also be interested in good "one page" backgrounders as these technologies well
posted by bottlebrushtree to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
 
This may be of interest. I just heard of it minutes ago - http://codeyear.com/
posted by jclovebrew at 1:54 PM on January 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Codeyear is meant for people new to coding. I don't know how useful it would be for present programmers.
posted by dfriedman at 1:58 PM on January 5, 2012


There Codecademy and Lynda, off the top of my head.
posted by xtine at 2:59 PM on January 5, 2012


TopCoder is pretty awesome. You can study tutorials at your own pace, then, if you're feeling up to it, participate in their friendly code competitions.

You can also open up past competitions and test yourself against 100's of interactive coding puzzles.

They support Java, C++, C#, and VB.net.
posted by Terheyden at 5:46 PM on January 5, 2012


In case you want to learn Haskell...

Learn you a Haskell for great good
posted by leahwrenn at 6:56 PM on January 5, 2012


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