+1 to web-hosting as it gives the ability install one's own software on
one's domain (which feels great) *and* easy access to shell.
And when web-hosting feels like too much of a barrier to access, sites like
jsfiddle where you can immediately start adding *and* sharing code is key.
IMHO the initial appeal of Code Academy was that it removed all barriers to
getting started. Getting a laptop's localhost set up is too daunting for a
first step, I think.
And videos. I loved (and still love) this video series on command line
basics from Lullabot: http://drupalize.me/series/command-line-basics-series
The Head First Lab series from O'Reilly is good for beginners as well.
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Caroline Meikle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Nth-ing Stack Overflow.
> Also, the O'Reilly Head First books.
> On 11/1/2012 9:16 PM, Bill Janssen wrote:
>> Bohyun Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi all code4lib-bers,
>>> As coders and coding librarians, what is ONE tool and/or resource that
>>> you recommend to newbie coders in a library (and why)? I promise I will
>>> create and circulate the list and make it into a Code4Lib wiki page for
>>> collective wisdom. =)
>> "How to Design Programs" is online at
>> Good for newbie coders.
>> StackOverflow.com is a great site for questions.
>> Also a pretty good list at
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