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How to Break Down the Walls of Learning to Code

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Anytime you start a conversation about learning to code, you generally have one of two point of views.

The first, and probably most widely held view, is that those seeking to understand coding are in for a long and difficult road.

The other, and probably more misguided view, is that learning to code is easy.

In reality, however, there’s no short answer as to just how difficult it will be to learn to code.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t short answers when it comes to exactly how you can move forward if you’re looking to become a seasoned, and intelligent, programmer.

So what exactly do you need to do to break down the walls of learning to code?

Let’s find out.

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Deal Of The Day: 97% Off On The Complete Adobe Suite Mastery Package

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Adobe makes so many amazing programs for designers that if you’re able to use them all, you can be pretty much assured of gainful employment somewhere. But you have to learn first. The Complete Adobe Suite Mastery Package will give you access to 135 courses that will get you up to speed with software like Dreamweaver, After Effects, Photoshop and more.

The Adobe Suite is one of the most important web and graphic design tools in existence, and one that any aspiring designer will need to master. Fortunately, this 135-course bundle will help you do just that. Over this comprehensive bundle, you’ll learn how to use the Adobe Suite to create stunning illustrations, magazines, websites, and much more. You’ll dive into features that range from beginner to advanced as you get familiar with this incredibly useful tool.

– Access 135 courses 24/7
– Learn beginner, intermediate, & advanced features of the Adobe suite
– Discover how to become a designer & develop mobile apps
– Master the Pen Tool & working w/ typography
– Develop a design & web workflow
– Learn important animation techniques
– Understand how to edit & optimize photos

You can imagine that this much data would normally cost quite a bit, and you’d be right. The regular price is $4,029! But with today’s deal you can access all of this for $99.

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Deal Of The Day: 97% Off On Introduction to Game Development Bundle

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You always wanted to become a game developer, but never had any idea where to start. Learning how to code might be a good idea, and you could spend the $1,500 these courses normally cost. Or, you could get the Introduction to Game Development Bundle radically discounted. Here’s what you get for $39!:
Python Game Development: Create a Flappy Bird Clone

– Delve Into Python Programming by Building Your Very Own Flappy Bird Game

Game Design Course with Unity 3D

You’ll Finally Be Able to Build That Awesome Game Idea Once You’ve Learned Unity

HTML5 Games Without Coding

Create Exciting, Interactive Games Without Having to Write A Single Line of Code

Create Games with Stencyl: No Coding Required

Explore Real-World Game Development Practices, Without Having to Know Any Code

We’re talking about over 30 hours of instruction, and almost 100 lessons for $39.

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Deal Of The Day: 95% Off On Complete Front-End to Back-End Coding Bundle

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Learning good, marketable skills online is getting easier and less expensive every day. The Complete Front-End to Back-End Coding Bundle will give you thousands of hours of solid education, which you can then parlay into a decent job.

If you’re looking to become a professional coder, but you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. With thousands of hours of course content, this bundle will open the doors to any type of programming career you decide to pursue.
– Get the hands-on practice you need to excel in the world of programming with the ultimate guide to this booming industry.
– Understand how web development works
– Learn several programming languages like Django, Scala, Scheme, Linux, Python, C, Ruby, Haskell, PERL & much more
– Get an exact idea of how to create a website CMS & other web apps
– Study the functional approach towards programming
– Learn how to code better in any programming language
– Grasp interpreter & syntactic forms
– Study the basic system configuration of Linux operating systems
– Make your pages interactive
– Create JavaScript events that react to visitor actions
– Improve your user interface

Considering how much you’ll gain access to, the normal asking price of $1,499 would be justified. But at $69, it’d be a crime to pass on this if you have even a passing interest in learning how to code.

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Deal Of The Day: 94% Off On Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle

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You’ve seen the magic some people can accomplish with their Photoshop skills, right? Honestly, it really does seem like magic to us, but of course it isn’t; everything can be learned. The Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle provides you with 41 hours of instruction so you can create your own magic. Each course involves detailed lectures and hours of videos to guide you through every step of the learning process, and they’re available 24/7. Normally costing $566, this bundle is yours for only $29.99!

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Deal Of The Day: 90% Off On ‘Build 20 Apps: iOS 9 & Xcode 7 Guide’

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You’ve read the articles, you’ve heard it from friends: some people are making a killing by making simple iOS apps. You want in on the action, but have no idea where to start. Learning how to code from scratch is hard, but there are ways to speed the process up. The ‘Build 20 Apps: iOS 9 & Xcode 7 Guide’ takes a more hands-on approach.

You can spend all the time in the world learning the theory behind coding apps, but the most effective path towards mastery? Getting your hands dirty building real, working apps. This course walks you through the essentials: programming in Objective-C and Swift, using the Xcode IDE, and much more. You’ll apply those lessons in creating 20 iOS 9 apps throughout the course—a giant step towards building the next hot app to light up the iTunes Store leaderboard.

– Build 20 iOS apps using Objective-C & Swift 2
– Create a wide range of apps: simple games, random value generators, etc.
– Develop your apps within the Xcode IDE
– Purchase a developer’s license, create an app ID, build on the iOS simulator & more
– Master all objects, actions & outlets possible in app development: displaying text, using if statements, detecting shake gestures, etc.
– Customize apps w/ visuals, audio, social media integration & more
– Effectively monetize through ad integration
– Publish your app to the App Store

Education can sometimes be pretty expensive, and this guide would normally set you back a cool $199. But with today’s deal you only pay a tiny fraction of that: $19!

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Deal Of The Day: 47% Off On Makeblock Arduino Starter Robot Kit

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With the emergence of small computing platforms like Arduino, the field of robotics is becoming increasingly approachable. But if you want to experiment, you have to start somewhere. The Makeblock Arduino Starter Robot Kit will help you get your head around fundamental concepts, while building a functional robot in the process.

Who said mastering electronics and programming can’t be fun? This kit will teach you about programming a microcontroller board to control physical objects using sensors. Follow the detailed, beginner-friendly instructions to construct your choice of a robot tank or three-wheeled robot car. Then take the skills absorbed in this project and apply them to anything you think up—from a game console to a home alarm system.

– Learn electronics, robotics & Arduino w/ beginner-friendly instructions
– Build a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car
– Construct a solid machine w/ aluminum extrusion structure
– Easily wire w/ no soldering required
– Study Arduino programming w/ included guides
– Makeblock is an open-source arduino robot building platform with mechanical parts, electronic modules and software

There’s no better learning than hands-on learning, so we’re excited to see this kind of price drop. Instead of the usual $150, you’re being asked to pay $79.99 for the kit.

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Tiny Tesla Coil Can Play Music With Electric Sparks

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Tesla coils are pretty awesome, but they tend to be big, unwieldy, and kind of difficult to seriously consider as a purchase. The Tiny Musical Tesla Coil however is only 6 inches tall when assembled, and can easily do its magic on a countertop. The best feature of this particular kit however is its ability to play music. With a USB cable and your laptop, you’ll be able to play MIDI tunes by controlling the pressure waves generated by the 4 inch sparks. Some assembly is necessary, so you’ll need at least some basic soldering knowledge, as well as access to a soldering iron, paint-on or spray-on varnish, and hand tools. It’s a single-resonant solid-state coil (SSTC Tesla Coil), which is great because it’s reliable and safe. You’ll be learning about alternating-current electricity in a very hands-on, and let’s face it, pretty cool manner. And you’ll only have to pay $229 for the privilege.

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Grasp Can Perch An Instructor On Your Shoulder, Enables Easy Remote Coaching

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Let’s say you have to learn some complex manual task, like rebuilding an engine. There are many ways you could go about doing this, from being taught in person, to reading myriad steps in a specialized manual. With Grasp, you can add yet another: remote instruction. This device perches on your shoulder and beams your activities to an instructor, who could be anywhere in the world. “It has a mic, a camera and a laser pointer, all powered by an Arduino Yún board, to make real-time remote teaching more hands-on.” Created by Copenhagen designer Akarsch Sanghi, the concept behind Grasp “provides the mentor with a real time insight into the learners environment through the coupling of a first person point of view and an instructional laser pointer. Therefore, the mentor can communicate to the person learning via the device and instruct using the laser pointer. It is the idea of having a companion looking over your shoulder and instructing you while learning something new irrespective of distance.”

It’s a novel idea, and one which could have many applications in an educational setting. Unfortunately, there appear to be no solid commercialization plans at the moment. You can, however, follow Akarsch’s work on his website.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]