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Want to learn to program? These excellent free introductory courses from Codecademy and Coursera will have you coding in no time

"So you want to learn to program, but you can't leave the house," asks Martin Heller in InfoWorld.

"Fear not. You can take courses online that will teach you the principles of software development along with your first programming language. In my experience, it doesn't really matter what language you learn first, so don't agonize over that. The important step is learning to think like a programmer.

There are plenty of good programming courses available online, but they're not all free. For instance, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) has a bunch of good courses, but you need to pay for LinkedIn (after one free month)..."


Another month, another update to the TIOBE Index. The Index tracks the popularity of programming languages according to search engine results. This month, C moved up past Java and entered the number one position

"In 2019, C won the coveted Programming Language of the Year award. Now, nearly halfway through 2020, is it in line to win the award again?" asks Sarah Schlothauer in Jaxenter.

"The TIOBE Index updated their rankings for May 2020 and there's a new number one. (Or, should we say an old number one? C was the number one programming language throughout 1985, 1990, in 2000, 2005, and 2015!)..."

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