Author Topic: Need to learn to code?  (Read 1804 times)

mr.mongoose

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Need to learn to code?
« on: May 13, 2017, 08:53:39 AM »
Greetings fellow Mustachians!

I am the webmaster for our business website and I have been able to get thus far using drag-and-drop online systems (wix, weebly, etc.). However, we need to move up in the e-world. I have been tinkering with Wordpress, but am realizing that the last time I coded was with FORTRAN 77.

Any suggestions for what I need to learn and a faster/cheap way to learn it?

Thanks!

Zamboni

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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 08:56:52 AM »
I don't know which language would be best for you, but there are tons of free and strong online courses (like Coursera) on Python, etc. Good luck!

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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 09:21:43 AM »
WordPress is written in PHP so you might consider starting there.

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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 09:51:24 AM »
I've not taken any online courses... I have had several in-person courses over the years through SANS and USENIX and a few others.  My suggestion here is to look at the course materials and make sure there is a significant amount of time/material devoted to security.  Web coding is easy to "make work" ... and much harder to "make work securely."

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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 09:55:03 AM »
Just to get yourself over the activation energy of not knowing the syntax of a new language, I'd recommend codeacademy. They have one in PHP https://www.codecademy.com/learn/php

I haven't tried their PHP one, but I do have all my students go through the CodeAcademy python course. It doesn't turn you into a GOOD programmer, but it teaches you enough that you can usually figure out a way to do something (even if it may not be the most efficient way), and even if it doesn't it'll probably give you enough of the right vocabulary to find an answer with google.

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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 10:07:34 AM »
MMM has a post about advanced wordpress
http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/01/17/how-to-start-a-blog/

I personally would go with jimdo before i start messing with wordpress

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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 10:39:44 AM »
I'm coding in FORTRAN 90 :) 


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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 11:31:30 AM »
I would recommend checking out Experts Exchange. I learned so much from there and you are able to post questions, examples to get help.

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Re: Need to learn to code?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 03:28:00 PM »
lynda.com has some good stuff for making a website