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Trying to help a complete beginner get their bearings in web development

A relative is already a technical person (masters in electrical engineering) who is trying to switch careers and get into web development. I'm looking for good resources to get her up to speed on the building blocks of web dev. [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Mar 18, 2014 - 7 answers

I wish life wouldn't get in the way of my lifelong learning

How do you balance "life" (ie. full-time work, family, chores etc) with hobbies/projects that can't be done in short time periods or occasional bursts of action, but require a longer sustained activity? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 12, 2014 - 11 answers

Gamer teen to coder

A friends teenage (16) son is considering skipping university and instead training themselves to be a programmer, with a particular interest in making games. Assuming he's starting from scratch what would be some good cheap or free resources to get him started? Both in terms of getting the basics and allow him to work on a game-related project that might hold his interest?
posted by Artw on Dec 31, 2013 - 24 answers

Should I attend App Academy?

Should I attend App Academy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Advice for a female getting into programming as 2nd career?

I'd like to help my friend look into a career in programming. Best way to do it? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Mar 21, 2013 - 25 answers

Online teaching of Python or R?

I've been asked by a colleague as to how they can learn programming for their professional advancement. Because of the area they work in, the possible languages would be Python or R. Complicating factors are that they (a) don't feel confident about self-learning and so (b) would like something more like a traditional classroom or workshop approach but (c) are in a remote foreign location, far from any educational facility, at least in their native language. So what we're looking for is an online classroom of sorts. [more inside]
posted by outlier on Jul 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to start with teaching a bright 13 year-old programming?

Where to start with teaching a bright 13 year-old programming? His interest comes from wanting to code Minecraft mods. [more inside]
posted by grubby on Feb 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Practical tips around positive support of youth, program structures that work, behavior management, and incentives

My wife is the director of an after school program that serves low income minority youth in grades 3 through 12. She is looking for practical tips to share with direct service staff around positive support of youth, program structures that work, behavior management, and incentives. What resources might you recommend (web or print)? What suggestions do you have as to what's successful or ways to assist in training and supporting staff within programming. Thanks.
posted by mathmatters on Dec 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Learning C-like languages in London, fast

I work with databases and T-SQL. I'd like to be taught to program fun software-type stuff quickly and painlessly, in London. Maybe some Objective-C, I'm not sure. I think I'd prefer a one-week intensive course or two to evening classes, but I'm open to the latter if they're really good. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Nov 4, 2011 - 8 answers

42 and something new?

With no background, how long will it take to build and manage an android app from scratch? [more inside]
posted by kanemano on Aug 4, 2011 - 13 answers

My wife wants to join me in geekdom!

Where might Ms.Yum go for web development training in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Jul 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Programming books and other resources

We have about $2000 to spend on educational material at work. Any suggestions on sites with ebooks, tutorials, knowledge bases that we can subscribe to? any paid expert forums?
We are a bunch of programmers working mainly on php, mysql, ajax, etc... Have projects on java and perl too. New projects on Ruby on Rails might be coming our way.
posted by WizKid on Jun 15, 2011 - 14 answers

AskLAFilter: Pierce vs LACC?

AskLAFilter: What's a better place to learn computer programming from: Pierce College or Los Angeles City College? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Dec 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

How long is it going to take me to build a web app?

How long would it take to go from zero experience in programming to releasing a simple data-driven web app? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Sep 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Intensive Sharepoint Training

At my office we are preparing to deploy Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise-wide and I'm the lead architect. What training will best prepare me for this role? [more inside]
posted by arniec on May 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me be an IT wizard.

I will need to change careers, but I have a bit of time to plan this out. What should my next computer- or education-related job be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Advice on Someone Interested in a Programming Career?

As someone who is in their mid-thirties, what are some realistic alternatives for me if I want to learn and eventually get a career in programming? [more inside]
posted by thisperon on Jul 17, 2009 - 23 answers

Learn Math Via Programming?

I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education. Thanks.
posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Learning to program help?

Help me advance my computer education! [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Oct 2, 2008 - 12 answers

I need skillz

I have two weeks to learn PHP. Help me make a plan! [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Feb 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Learning Java on Ubuntu

How should I get started in programming Java on Ubuntu Linux? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Feb 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Should I go for it?

I am a new college dropout. The whole incident behind it came as a total shock. I've messed up, I'm lost, and I'm not sure what to do. Naturally, there's a lot more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2007 - 45 answers

Which programming languages should I learn?

Which programming languages should I learn? I'm a n00b interested in becoming a GIS analyst. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Python for the total n00b?

What books, programs, sites are there out there to teach Python who has never programmed before? Ideally, I'm looking for a resource that teaches me both the language and general programming concepts. [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek on Apr 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Which book to read (& learn) first?

I picked up and was given the following books: Learning Javascript, Real World XML, Learning C#, and Learning PHP & MySQL. Since these are books I intend to read anyway, I was wondering which one should I read first? [more inside]
posted by badger11 on Nov 9, 2006 - 13 answers

Shape my future, please.

Are programmers fun? In the long run, is programming fun? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Jul 27, 2005 - 39 answers

How Did You Learn What You Know About Computers/the Internet?

I am taking a brain-painful networking class (hint: it's all about the routers, baby!) and the studying is intense. It's hard, but I'm holding my own. I see questions here on AskMe that bring really cool answers from lots of folks, with a lot of repeat answerers, which leads me to ask, How Did You Learn What You Know About Computers/the Internet? Was it in school? Did you apprentice with someone who had m4d sk1lz? Did you teach yourself? Other?
posted by Lynsey on Oct 11, 2004 - 18 answers

Learning Perl, PHP, MySQL

I'm interested in filling out my workday learning perl, php and mysql at my own speed. I have no programming background. Anybody have any good experiences with any online courses, or any other advice? Money is not an object, what is important is good structure (logical progression of concepts) and the ability to get personalized help when needed.
posted by luser on Dec 17, 2003 - 25 answers

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