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The Year to Learn Code – Code Academy

2012 has been dubbed the “Year to Learn Code”. Using Code or coding is becoming more common in the workplace. Different computer languages can be used for coding, but the underlying understanding of coding is the desired understanding.These are skills employers are beginning to expect their employees to have.  Website building, application development, and automation are some examples of where you would use coding skills. One expert has likened coding comprehension to being the new Latin.  If one understands Latin, a general knowledge of the root of modern languages can be obtained.  Likewise with understanding how to code.

If you want to participate in the “Year to Learn Code”, there are several ways to get started.  First up is the excellent Code Academy website.  There you will be exposed to a tutorial that you can try out without registering.  Once registered, more advanced courses and weekly exercises become available.  There are other websites available with tutorials and articles available.  Books are also an excellent resource; PHP, Perl, Javascript are examples of subjects the would cover the topic.