Knowing how to code has become a life skill, but it is also a skill in demand. Startups need talent, and are willing to pay top dollar for it — the average salary of a US programmer is now over $US100,000. Likewise, if you’re thinking of going it alone in the world of business, being able to build your own product is invaluable.
To help get you started, here’s a list of great e-learning courses (and bundles of courses) at major discounts.
Pay What You Want Learn-to-Code Bundle
It can be daunting trying to pick out a single language to specialize in, so this bundle is great for beginners — it covers web design and development, native OSX, iOS and Android programming, and fresh multi-purpose languages like Python. Best of all, you pay whatever you like for Programming Java for Beginners and PSD to HTML5/CSS3, but beat the average price paid, and you get the other six courses, too.
MySQL5: A User-Friendly MySQL Course (80% off)
Pretty much every major site and platform stores data in a relational database, so learning how to maintain a healthy one is a good idea. MySQL is a particularly popular database system, and this course shows you the ropes, from the basics of programming in SQL to building your own database from scratch. It also has 80% off via the link below.
Pure Python Hacker Bundle: Master Python & Django Programming (91% off)
Python is a programming language on the up, with major companies like Google, Dropbox and Pinterest utilising it in their products. This bundle teaches the language from the ground up, including real-world projects, and it also covers Django, the popular web framework for Python builds. Check out the link for a 91% discount.
Ruby On Rails Rookie To Rockstar Bundle (92% off)
One other language that is quickly spreading around the web is the versatile Ruby, partly thanks to the much loved Ruby on Rails framework. You get a comprehensive education with this bundle, which includes courses on developing and launching web apps, getting started with Heroku, and moving on to advanced Ruby programming. Visit the link for the 92% discount.
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