Where I learned to code online
The number of online resources, videos and tutorials are growing. Here’s how I got going learning to code online and making the most of the resources out there.
Online resources and courses
- Microsoft via edX – The Microsoft course page is a one-stop shop for all things data. Get started with Analysis in Excel, R for Data Science and SQL.
- Swirl – Learn R in RStudio by installing the Swirl package and following along. The lessons are interactive and not too overwhelming while you get the hang of it.
- SAS – For complete beginners using Base SAS there is online training and excellent docs available from SAS.
- Dash – General Assembly’s Dash is free, interactive and is all done in the browser. The projects include a landing page, blog theme and restaurant website.
- Code Academy – Most of the content is free, easy to follow and frames each lesson on a project. The Pro version includes more projects, quizzes and online help via chat.
Youtube (and a podcast)
- DevTips – Travis talks tech, offers portfolio advice and builds websites from scratch.
- Soft Skills Engineering – Listening to Dave and Jamison answer questions on everything from training, job titles and interviews.