For absolute beginners w/out any experience, what does the PH community recommend?
- 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.