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Scott Learning to Program Ruby

Ruby is a programming language that is both easy and powerful, and makes a good choice for someone learning to program. Whether you used to program and want to get back into it, or you’ve never programmed before, learning to program with Ruby is easy and fun.

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Scott Learn to Program with JavaScript: Instant Feedback

Last time, with part one of this Learn to Program with JavaScript series, I introduced some basic HTML with an interactive tutorial. As JavaScript works very nicely inside a web page, this gave us the foundation. Now it’s time to add actual JavaScript on top.

Just like other aspects of an HTML page, JavaScript goes into a specific tag. The <script> tag, to be precise. Try out the first example to see our own version of “hello world” in JavaScript:

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Scott Learn to Program with JavaScript Series: An HTML Beginner’s Interactive Tutorial

I’m a web developer by day and have been programming, in one language or another, most of my life since age 10. But for someone without consistent (or any) programming experience, how do you learn to program? This question was brought on by a friend of mine who had a programming class or two years ago and is now setting his sights on giving it another shot.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a life-long programmer to have some fun with it. Old, young, students, hobbyists, and non-programmer professionals can all learn to program, provided they have some interest and a little time (it doesn’t take much to get started).

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3DM Design is where Scott Drake publishes thoughts on programming web applications in JavaScript and Ruby.