Smartphone apps, desktop apps, and web apps are some of the best tools we have to get things done, express ourselves, and yes, sometimes have fun. You may have once thought programming was the domain of anti-social neck beards living in basements across the world, but the fact is, anyone can code, and almost everyone can benefit from knowing a little bit about programming. This week's episode of Lifehacker is an introduction into the basics of coding.
This is the sixteenth episode of season two of Lifehacker. Today's episode highlights:
- How to pick a programming language. We discuss our first programming projects, and how they helped motivate us and choose the right language for our needs.
- How to code. This is a beginner's introduction to variables, but for more, you can see our full Learn to Code beginner's guide.
- How to choose a web host and launch a simple web site
- How to host your web site yourself from your home computer, including how to let anyone access your site over the internet
current season, catch up with the entire first season of Lifehacker, or pick up a few episodes of our summer series.
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