If you want to stay relevant in IT you need to learn to code. If you want to make decent money in tech you need to learn to code, and if you want to have a job that won’t be obsolete way too soon you need to learn to code. Systems, Network and Application administration are all going or have gone “programic”. No longer is it about right or left clicking a screen, rather it’s about writing a script that will be fired when certain perimeters are reached. Thankfully you don’t need a computer science degree to learn coding!
There are a lot of options out there to help you learn to code. There’s everything from watching TheNewBoston on YouTube, to Paying $20K to attend a “code dojo”. Thankfully there is also Codecademy.com.
Codecademy is free and will teach you the base skills in:
- HTML & CSS
They have an interactive platform where the lessons are taught and you are able to write and modify code within their website as you go along. You don’t have to worry about building servers or messing with .ini files. You just create an account and start learning at you own speed.
This site is probably the best, and easiest way to figure out if you really have an interest or talent for coding. You may end up wanting to use a different medium to refine your skills but Codecademy is a great place to start.
Check it out at: http://www.codecademy.com