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The Quest To Code By The Non-Techie Explorer

I always pictured myself a “follow your dreams” kind of parent, but I have come to realize that I should add a “but first learn to code” disclosure. It is blindly apparent how important technology is, and if you know how to build technology, even the basics, well that’s just pure gold. But not all of us fancy ourselves the tech-type, though that doesn’t stop us from having big ideas and frustrations about building them. What do you do...

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Outgrow.me – Where Fully Grown Kickstarter Projects Go

Kickstarter is the place to be these days for awesome projects and products, but have you ever come across something you had to have and then couldn’t find it once it raised all of it’s $10 contributions and went off to become a real thing? Sam Fellig has and despite no experience with web development he decided he was going to do something about it.   The result was outgrow.me, an aggregate site where you can find...

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Selling Ice To Eskimos: How Two Young College Kids Made A Sitcom Premise Into Multi-Million Dollar Web Development Software

The creation and evolution of Codecademy reads like a sitcom. Two guys, smart, young, and in their final years of college at an Ivy League school become close friends. One, Zach Sims, is a people-person, gregarious, friendly, confident and smart. The other, Ryan Bubinski, is a life-long computer geek, adept at coding and web development whose father was a computer salesman.   Zach asks Ryan to teach him the ways of computer...

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Codecademy.com – Learn Java Online

Programming isn’t for everybody, and no matter how hard some people try and how many books and videos they get their hands on, there is always a certain point they can’t get past. And if you’re there yourself right now and you feel like giving up, then this site might be all you need to pull through. Codeacademy will give you a series of interactive programming tutorials right on your browser, with the emphasis...

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