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Learn to Program

Educational resources to learn to program

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Foundation in Web Development

The Internet is filled with an ever-expanding number of courses, books and guides for programmers of all skill levels to improve their skills. Unfortunately, these resources are either hard to find or of low quality.

This list aims to be a curated set of high quality educational resources. The cost of the platform is highlighted along with the primary topics covered.


Mozilla Webmaker

Free community and toolset to learn to create web pages and apps
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript?)


Free platform for learning to code in web technologies
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, Ruby, Rails, PHP)

Khan Academy's Hour of Code

Free interactive 1-hour course to learn the very basics of web development
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL)


Commercial platform for courses how to build websites & apps
(Web Design, Front End Web Development, Rails, iOS, Android, PHP)

Learn CSS Layout

Free tutorial for how to do layout with CSS

Udemy Programming, Development

Freemium marketplace of courses from third party providers. Quality may vary.
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, Python, iOS, Android)

Code Avengers

Freemium platform for basic web and app develoment courses
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

Free beginner to intermediate guides on web development
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript)


Free beginner and intermediate guides on web development
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript)


Mixed curated learning tracks for computer programming
(web development, JavaScript, AngularJS, Ruby, Rails, iOS, Haskell, computer science)

Degreed Web Development, Programming

Mixed directory of courses, videos and other learning resources for web development and programming. Quality may vary.
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, Rails)


Free Platform for classes on Design, Marketing, Startup and Code. Learn the future of the web.
(RethinkDB, SailsJs, NodeJS, Git, Startup Class, etc)

Free Code Camp

Free Learn to code and help nonprofits. An open source community of people who learn to code and help nonprofits.
(HTML, CSS, Javascript, Databases, Git & GitHub, Node.js, React.js, D3.js)

Vertabelo Academy

Free SQL courses with interactive exercises and quizzes
(SQL, database concepts)

GitHub Learning Lab

Free Self paced, interactive projects to learn Git and GitHub. Created and maintained by GitHub's training team.
(Git, GitHub)


Khan Academy Computer Programming, Computer Science

Free intermediate to advanced courses on how to program drawings, animations, games and webpages and more advanced computer science topics
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, algorithms, cryptography)


Free platform for computer science and web development courses
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, data science, Python, computer science topics)

Learn Python the Hard Way

Free (book only) book and course for beginner through intermediate Python programming
(Python, object-oriented programming, web development)

Michael Hartl's Ruby on Rails Tutorial

Free online book covering all stages of creating a Ruby on Rails application
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails) Developer, Web, IT

Freemium platform for video courses on web development and intermediate programming
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, programming fundamentals, system administration, ...)


Commercial platform for mentored web and mobile development courses from industry experts
(web development, frontend web development, AngularJS, Android, iOS)

Free crowdsourced mentorship platform of programming exercises and code reviews
(Clojure, CoffeeScript, C++, C#, Elixir, Erlang, F#, Go, Haskell, JavaScript, Common Lisp, Lua, Objective-C, OCaml, Perl 5, PL/SQL, Python, Ruby, Scala, Swift)

University of Reddit

Free crowdsourced list of videos and courses for learning programming and web development
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Haskell, Python)

Stanford on iTunes U

Free programming and mobile development courses on iTunes from Stanford University
(programming, startups, iOS)


Commercial platform for web development courses
(JavaScript, AngularJS, Java)

CodeChef Problems

Free intermediate to advanced programming problems


Free practice problems in Python and Java
(Python, Java)


Free code challenges. Compare your solution with those of others.
(JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Ruby, Python, Clojure, Haskell, Java)


Free Learn to code and game at the same time.
(C#, C++, Java, Javascript, Python, Bash, C, Clojure, Dart, F#, Go, Groovy, Haskell, Lua, ObjectiveC, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Rust, Scala, Swift, VB.NET)

1 Million Women To Tech Summer of Code

Free programming course material for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
(Python, JavaScript, Data Science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, AR & VR)


MIT Courseware

Free courses from MIT on advanced computer science topics
(varied and extensive computer science topics, C, C++, ..)


Free platform for courses from the top universities and organizations worldwide
(varied computer science subjects including theory and programming, data science, algorithms, ...)


Free university-level courses scoured from around the internet.
(varied and extensive computer science topics, ...)

Metacademy Roadmaps, Course Guides

Free graphs of interconnected topics required to master concepts
(programming, machine learning)


Free programming challenges and contests
(artificial intelligence, algorithms, functional programming, machine learning)


Free programming challenges, hackathons and contests
(dynamic programming,artificial intelligence, algorithms, functional programming, machine learning)

Project Euler

Free mathematical/computer programming problems
(programming, mathematics)


Free programming challenges
(Java, C++, Python, Javascript, Ruby, C#, PHP and Perl)



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