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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 is free and will teach you the base skills in:

  • HTML & CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • PHP

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.

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Eli Etherton

I am Eli "the Computer Guy" and have been in the tech industry for approx. 20 years doing all kinds of odd projects. I started as an electronics tech in the US Army, worked in corporate IT during the IT Boom, was an individual consultant and grew my tech shop to have numerous full time employees and supported small business clients with computer repair/ server maintenance/ web development/ surveillance systems/ telephone systems until the great recession. After that I started creating video training on all the topics I know and now have a YouTube Channel with over 500K subscribers. I am the founder of and my plan is to create a tech "news" site that I would actually find useful if I was still in the server room.

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