As being able to code is soon to become a vital skill in society I thought it would be nice to have a place where people can recommend and discuss learning to code.
At the time of writing I am a 13 year old who can code:
Python, Arduino, VB console, HTML & CSS and I have a rough knowledge of the paralax propeller language.
I learnt to code the top down method.
This is where you take a piece of code say one of the unicornhat examples:
import time import unicornhat as unicorn print("""Simple Turns each pixel on in turn and updates the display. If you're using a Unicorn HAT and only half the screen lights up, edit this example and change 'unicorn.AUTO' to 'unicorn.HAT' below. """) unicorn.set_layout(unicorn.AUTO) unicorn.rotation(0) unicorn.brightness(0.5) width,height=unicorn.get_shape() for y in range(height): for x in range(width): unicorn.set_pixel(x,y,255,0,255) unicorn.show() time.sleep(0.05) time.sleep(1)
and you fiddle around changing things and seeing what breaks for example you could change the time.sleep value and find that it becomes faster or slower.
or the colour by changing
and after playing around you will have learnt and worked out for yourself about RGB colour values.
Another way to learn would be the bottom up learning.
This is quite a popular method in schools and code clubs although that is changing as can be seen in bilge tank 069
You can go to
where you can choose from many tutorials that will guide you through the basics of the programming library and it is very beginner friendly.
https://codeacademy.com is a great place for this style as well
There is also the Do a project way
This quite simple to explain you want to do something so you just do it and every time you hit a boundary you go to somewhere like stackoverflow or you look it up in the docs for example.
I hope that helps newbies looking for a way to start.
Below are some links to great websites or books that people have recommend or that I have found useful