From creating your very first kick-ass, billion dollar app, or indulging in the extraordinary world of computer science, or maybe even creating the first quantum computer. You are going to need a certain degree of knowledge of code.

Besides what better place to learn to code, than our lovely Google! Full of quality and easy to understand tutorials where you can learn to apply the programming knowledge you gain to even kick start your very own career. The options are limitless.

We’ve curated this list of the 12 best websites to learn programming (code) with beloved readers like you in mind and we assure you that these websites filled with quality and easy to use tutorials will help you on your journey to picking up programming.

1.  Codecademy
 

Learn to Code


Price:
Free  |  Pro Plan $19.99/Month

Difficulty:
Beginner

Languages:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, C#


Free, easy to use and a library full of wide range languages for you to pick up. The coolest ‘part’, is that, you can actually practice simultaneously by writing the code!

A very “hands on” style of learning which makes it much faster to pick up the language within a few weeks or so.

It is informative and interactive with its helpful interface and well-structured courses. The team at Codecademy has carefully put in a lot of effort into curating each of the courses and with no price tag to learn all the languages, heck it’s phenomenal what you are about to receive.

2.  Treehouse

 

Learn to Code

 


Price:
Basic Plan $25/Month  |  Pro Plan $49/Month

Difficulty:
Beginner

Languages:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, C#


Treehouse, is widely regarded as one of the best sites to learn to code, and it is no joke. It has over a thousand video courses, quizzes, coding challenges, and a vibrant and active community to help you learn.

It does come with a price, but for what you are getting, its state-of-the-art courses crafted with students like you in mind.

 

3. GitHub

Learn to Code


Price:
Free (Students) | Personal $7/ month 

Difficulty:
Beginner to Advanced

Languages:
Just about every language there is.


It’s the go-to place for every, and I mean every programmer in this world. It’s there when you’re stuck on a problem, when you need to refer to a principle or concept, or even get help editing your written code for your next cash-flowing app. Yeah that’s GitHub.

You will find more than 500 free programming books that cover more than 80 different programming languages on the popular web-based Git repository hosting service, which is frequently updated by collaborators.

 

 

4. Code Avengers

 

Learn to Code


Price:
Free Introduction , Paid Courses $19-$39

Difficulty:
Beginner to Advanced

Languages:
HTML5 + CSS, JavaScript, Python


These New Zealanders, with their fun and interactive programming courses will teach you from how to write your very first code all the way to coding your very own website. What more, they even provide each course (which roughly takes about 12 hours to complete) in various languages such as English, Russian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Portuguese.

Contrary to Codecademy, the intro courses for beginners provided are free of charge but you would have to pay for further lessons as you progress. With over 1000 hours of hands on coding, video, quizzes and challenges you will be dreaming code in no time!

 

5. Khan Academy

 

Learn to Code


Price:
Free

Difficulty:
Beginner to Advanced

Languages:
Numerous


I couldn’t thank enough for Khan Academy, for being there when I was stuck on topics which I found a bit difficult to grasp. You can “learn anything” as their motto goes, with numerous courses such as even on computer science.

Step-by-step, all of the courses are simple and easy to understand. You can troubleshoot the code you write as you learn, an option to save and share any programs you make, as well as managing progress reports and setting goals to track your progress. If I had two words to describe Khan Academy, it will be ‘professionally simple’.

 

6. Code School

 

Learn to Code


Price:
10 Courses Free |  $29/month Full Access

Difficulty:
Beginner to Advanced

Languages:
HTML, CSS, Ruby, Python, Javascript, Database, SQL, Swift, Objective C


Code School is pretty sweet, with over 50 “learn by doing” programming courses (Which 10 of them are free) that teaches by having the student solve problems in real time.

What makes Code School stand out from its competitors is its visually appealing design with interactive videos, together with challenges with feedback on your code, and the ability to track progress and earn badges or points. Think of it as a hot teacher, which is also a good teacher and really values you as a student.

Most of the offered courses are free, however it does come with a price which require access to the entirety of the course including all screencasts and challenges, and also all other courses.

 

7. Free Code Camp

 

Learn to Code


Price:
Free

Difficulty:
Beginner to Advanced

Languages:
HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Databases, Git & GitHub, Node.js, React.js, D3.js


Free Code Camp, as its name says, is free with over 800 hours of coding curriculum with an online community. Your journey to be a programmer starts, by learning the basics and reviewing the results of your code as you learn and practice.

The unique thing about Free Code Camp, is that students are given the opportunity to code for nonprofits as a way to practice and give back.

The benefits are endless, as you’ll  be working together on your coding skills so that you can build apps for free. Moreover, with those skills and creativity, you are helping to solve real-world problems. One helpful advice: You can list these achievements on your CV or resume which will definitely be helpful for job employers to see you as a the right fit for the job. After all, with great power, comes great responsibility.

 

 

8. W3Schools

 

Learn to Code


Price:
Free

Difficulty:
Beginner

Languages:
CSS, HTML, Javascript, jQuery, PHP


W3Schools is another free online tutorial site that focuses on web development and programming languages.  The simple lessons are crafted in a way to make learning as quick as possible and easily understandable.

 

9. Dash

 

Learn to Code


Price:
Free

Difficulty:
Beginner

Languages:
HTML, CSS, and Javascript


Dash with its beautiful web layout is designed to help students learn website development.

The course consists of videos and instructional practices which gets the students involved in working on real world projects like personal websites or designing blog themes and so on.

 

10. TutorialsPoint

 

Learn to Code


Price:
Free

Difficulty:
Beginner to Intermediate

Languages:
Numerous


TutorialsPoint is another great website which covers a wide range of computer science resources and tutorials to help coding students progress.

This site, however, is purely text based without much functionality but it is well designed and informative. Moreover, it also has a “Coding Ground” to compile, execute and share programs in multiple languages. Oh, did I forget to mention, it’s free.

 

11. Code HS

Learn to Code


Price:
Free  |  Paid Pro version available

Difficulty:
Beginner

Languages:
Computer Science, HTML, Java, Javascript, SQL


Code HS (HS- High Schoolers) strives to provide a quality and easy to use learning method of understanding the basics of programming. Despite it having ‘High Schoolers’ in its name, its basics of programming serve to be very important to even an experienced programmer to understand the basics of a concept or principle. After all, if you can’t solve a problem start from square one.

The course curriculum includes videos, in-browser coding and the ability to talk with tutors for support and feedback.

 

12. SQLZOO

Learn to Code


Price:
Free

Difficulty:
Beginner

Languages:
SQL


SQLZOO as its name suggests, focuses solely on teaching SQL. It doesn’t end there just yet! It also covers the fundamentals with text and quiz style lessons which is great for quickly picking up the language and applying it with ease in the future.

The design might be not as state-of-the-art as you had expected it to be, but with no price tag, it’s so worth it.

 

13. WiBit.NetLearn to Code


Price:
Free to $7.99/Month

Difficulty:
Beginner

Languages:
C, C++, C#, Objective C, Python, Tcl


It’s the basics of the basics, and for any newbie out there who just don’t have any clue on what is coding, this website is for you!

WiBit.Net focuses on linear classes that start at the basics. Each lesson is designed to teach a principle once and then move onto another, allowing a more focused approach without repeated subjects. It will guide you by the hand, as you progress and sooner or later you’ll be waxing on, waxing off in no time.

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