For absolute beginners w/out any experience, what does the PH community recommend?
- Just going to leave a few suggestions here that seem to be quite popular today (2018)Best step I took was to join Makers. I would have never believed I would be working as an application engineer returning to work after being a mum!
- I am a graduate from this intensive four-month program (includes a month-long pre-course). Without Makers, I wouldn't be able to change my career (management) and find a job as a software developer. They updated their program; which guarantees a job offer being in place within 6 months of graduation (as long as you have successfully completed the job hunting activities).I'm a current student and it's mind boggling how much I've learnt in 10 weeks. It's very much a space for learning.Definitely one of the best decisions I've made, totally life changing. I got to change my career path in 12 amazing weeks in a community with like-minded people. Everyone is really helpful and will be there for you when you need it. The careers team is also really great and will be there for you to make sure you get a job you like after finishing the bootcamp. It may seem expensive, but it's worth every penny.
- Free. Easy to start even with zero knowledge of web development.
- Code Academy is a great resource. For absolute beginners though, I'd recommend starting with Harvard CS50 which you can find on edX. It's not a programming class per se, but it teaches algorithmic thinking and introduces key concepts while providing a background in several languages.
- Le Wagon is a 9 weeks full-stack bootcamp based out of 27 cities in 19 countries. I've the chance to work with 3 persons who did the training at Forest (www.forestadmin.com) and they all enjoyed it so much. I can introduce you to them @arthur_west_iv if you want more inside details.
- A Great resource for beginners to understand the fundamental concepts in programming. I completed the introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 course listed here (https://www.coursera.org/special...) which helped me a lot with building products (in particular web applications)