Whenever someone with an interest in learning how to code asks me just where on earth they should start, I always reply with a question of my own, asking them just exactly what they want to build or create. It’s not rocket science or anything like that – it’s just a matter of matching up the coding language or set of languages to learn which are best suited to the specific application you want to build. It’s about what you want to do with what will be your newly-acquired coding knowledge and skills.
In essence, Computer Science as a field remains largely the same – it’s all about using the computing power contained in devices such as personal computers and a range of others to automate what would otherwise be tedious and cumbersome tasks. Computers are particularly adept at completing repetitive tasks at super high speeds, taking all the hassle out of the likes of administrative chores and anything else which would be affected by the proneness of humans to making errors.
So anyway, after asking the person interested in learning how to code what exactly it is they want to do with the coding skills they want to acquire, naturally the next port of call is pointing them in the direction of some learning material which covers the concepts of computer science using the language best suited to the application they want to build. For example, if the budding coder is interested in learning how to create some software to run on something like a Digital Satellite Television Decoder (I can’t imagine who would want to go that specific right off the bat), then they’d have to pick Java as the best language with which to learn Computer Science.
If you wanted to learn how to create your own online casino to make another example, you’d need to learn the LAMP stack of programming languages, which are a little “lighter” it must be said in their Computer Science “weight.” By that I mean that something like PHP (which makes up the P in the LAMP stack) is more of a scripting language than a purely programming language, while HTML which also forms part of the LAMP stack (although not represented by its own letter in the acronym) is more of a mark-up language.
The first round of learning entails simply reading through the concepts and learning about what each of the basic features can do and if you’re serious about learning how to code then it becomes easy to match each learning area with a feature you want to add to your application. For example, if you wanted to create an online casino and you were really thinking about all the features which would need to be included in your online casino platform, you would look towards the likes of the available Resorts casino bonus code as the perfect example of building extensibility into your initial platform.
Fundamentally you’d be taking care of the core operation of the online casino platform, but then you’d have to think about these things – like how applying a bonus code affects the credit of a certain player, etc.