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Download 15 Free Programming Books For Coders Of All Levels

You can never have too many free ebooks — especially ones that help you learn something new or improve your skills. So here you go: 15 programming books for beginners and current coders alike.

Online Games For New Or Young Programmers

We’ve talked in the past about online games that teach programming, with CodeCombat being one of the more popular options. However, it’s by no means alone and if you want to learn something besides JavaScript or Python, alternatives do exist for other languages.

How Can You Overcoming Mental Roadblocks When Writing Code?

Programming can be as fulfilling an experience as it is frustrating. While you might have all the tools and design patterns in the world, sometimes a problem can seem unsolvable, or the solution too complex and lengthy to implement and anxiety quickly builds. So what do you do when your brain gives out at a critical coding juncture?

Learn To Code Faster By Treating New Concepts Like Getting A New Toy

Learning to code is usually fun, but not always. It can be confusing and frustrating and often times boring. SitePoint offers a little mind trick to get around this: treat a new concept like you’re playing with a shiny new thing.

Microsoft Video Series Is The Dummies' Guide To Developing Apps For Windows 10

If you’re just starting out as a programmer and have no idea how to develop apps for Windows 10, Microsoft has got your back. The vendor has released video series that provide guidance for absolute beginners to start creating apps for its newest operating system.

Learn SQL With This Free Three-Hour Course From Codecademy

SQL is the world’s most popular language for managing and manipulating databases. Today, Codecademy launched a free Learn SQL interactive course that will teach you the basics of tables, queries, aggregate functions, and more.

See How Your Team Uses Slack With Google Analytics

Slack is a popular instant messaging app that can help teams within a business collaborate better. It would be useful for business managers to be able to see just how often team members talk to each other on Slack to measure just how effectively they are working together. Google developer expert, Nico Miceli, has created a bot that can do just that and you can get it for yourself on GitHub.

Ask LH: I Want To Write iOS Apps, Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a little background in coding, and I’d like to make an iOS app. I’m just not sure where to get started or what tools I need. Where do I start?

Which Programming Language Do You Prefer?

Code hosting website, GitHub, has published a graph which shows just how popular different programming languages are on the site since its launch in 2008. The results revealed some interesting trends and how different languages have picked up momentum in recent years.

How To Know When You're Ready To Freelance As A Self-Taught Coder

In any industry, it’s hard to evaluate your skills if you’re self-taught. When will your skills ready to start freelancing? Self-taught coder Joyce Akiko answers this question, particularly for other programmers like herself.

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