On Codeacademy, your lessons are personalized. You can use your own words for the lessons and chapters, and whenever you get past certain points, you earn badges! Being an avid FourSquarer, Steamer, GetGlue'er and such, I find this a wonderful concept that really sucks people in. The lessons aren't written in geek-speak, so anyone can do it. Seriously, what classroom setting is going to say "it's time to become a coding ninja!"?
When I was in college I took one coding class, Intro to Java. That's it. I have no coding ability whatsoever, but after taking a few lessons at Codeacademy, I know how to write a few simple Java Scripts. So if you are new to coding, this would be a great place to start. It'll get your foot in the door so you can have a head start in more advanced material.
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Whether you're a beginner or a pro, HakTip is essential viewing for current and aspiring hackers, computer enthusiasts, and IT professionals. With a how-to approach to all things Information Technology, HakTip breaks down the core concepts, tools, and techniques of Linux, Wireless Networks, Systems Administration, and more.
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Put together by a band of IT ninjas, security professionals and hardcore gamers, Hak5 isn't your typical tech show. We take on hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Then we wrap it all up with a healthy dose of cocktails and geek comedy. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust.
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