Coding is the DNA program of our very own evolving meta-world. On some level this is an exciting concept that sparks abstract thought and creativity. On another level, it’s one of the most boring and nitty gritty endeavors a person could try to learn. So when we regard the pervasive nature of coding and computing, we must consider its necessity for the survival of the fittest; in order to enjoy the beauty, we must endure the nitty gritty learning process.
According to David Evan’s Introduction to Computing, there are two reasons why everyone should study computing
Nearly all of the most exciting and important technologies, arts, and sciences of today and tomorrow are driven by computing.
Understanding computing illuminates deep insights and questions into the nature of our minds, our culture, and our universe.
www.Codecademy.com is a great place to start. This crash course in coding has a user-friendly approach to learning how to structure content using code. In a couple of hours I was able to complete 35 of the exercises (1.5 lessons) in the Web Fundamentals course.
There are six lessons overall in the Web Fundamentals Course, and there are six courses overall. This is a great way to build understanding of how most our tools work, and a great way to build a compelling resume. I look forward to making more progress with coding – this will help me both build a better website for a webcomic and give me an advantage in a competitive job market