Where can I learn programming online, and what language should I learn first?
I love the article by Lifehacker, Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code.
When people ask me what language they should learn as a first language, I say the Web is the best way to learn programming:
Want to go further? See Mashable's collection of 4 free places to learn programming online.
To all my 106ers, where else are good resources for people learning to code?
I'm also partial to CodeLesson.
Their classes are not free but in my opinion paying for personalized online instruction is well worth the money.
Thanks for posting this. Always a good idea to add one more thing to my skills!
I like Stack Overflow as a source for learning. Try to do something, realize you can't, find answer in Stack Overflow.
I want to edit my comment for proper formatting! *sob*
Laura, you'll get the ability to edit comments early next week. Maybe sooner!
I've always been a really big fan of tizag.com. The content on it is awesome. Look along the left sidebar for all of the languages there are tutorials for.
Cplusplus.com is also awesome. If you like programming in C++. (it was actually the 'textbook' for my intro class in undergrad)
EDIT: The sparknotes of learning to program in different languages: http://hyperpolyglot.org/ That site is AWESOME!
Tizag is nice but they have not updated the content in a few years. I wish they'd add HTML5...
Ok, I sent you an invite. :)