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VIRTUAL LEARNING: Top 6 websites to learn computer programming

Top-6-websites-to-learn-computer-programming.JPG Computer programming is a trend in Nigerian technology space, as there seems to be increased interest in it.

There are different means to learn programming, which includes learning at ICT companies, learning from friends who are programmers, virtual learning etc.The cost of learning programming especially in ICT companies are are most a times expensive here in Nigeria and this seems to discourage a lot of youths from deep diving into computer programming.

So, I'll be talking on virtual learning which is a cost effective means of learning programming and I'll also list few highly rated websites we can learn from.


Virtual learning refers to face-to-face online teaching with the aid of a device such as laptops, tablets, smart phones etc. It can be in a video format, text format or audio format.

I personally think it's a less expensive means which Nigerian youths can explore in learning computer programming because all that is required in most virtual learning classes is a working device like laptop with an Internet connection.


·          Codecademy

Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript (jQuery, AngularJS, React.js), Ruby, SQL, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.[4][5] The site also offers a paid "pro" option that gives users access to a personalized learning plan, quizzes, realistic projects, and live help from advisors.

So, if you are a beginner, wanting to start with the basics of web tech, Codecademy is the site for you. Codecademy offers easy to understand tutorials which you can schedule to your liking. Codecademy is divided into sections, which after a successful completion of each section you are provided with a badge.

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·          W3schools

W3Schools is a popular web site for learning web tech online. Its Content includes tutorials and references relating to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, AngularJS, SQL, Bootstrap, and jQuery. It receives more than 10 million unique visitors monthly.

Even if you are new to programming, this website helps you learn and practice programming in an interactive and easy manner. It offers  courses in Html, JavaScript, PHP,, also gives  an opportunity for you to practice what you have learnt in other projects that the site offers.

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·          The new boston

The New Boston is a learning site that deals in mainstream programming, like C, C++, along with web tech like HTML and Javascript. It offers video tutorials on various topics like Python, computer game development, iPhone development, Photoshop and so on. Each topic is covered by around fifty to hundred easy-to-understand videos lasting for seven to fifteen minutes each.

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·          Udacity

It's is a for profit organisation that offers courses ranging from java programming, machine language, Android development etc. Its have about 1.5million registered users, and they offer other professional courses apart from computer programming.

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·          Learn code the hard way, offers to teach users Python, Ruby, C, Regex, and SQL.It adopts a unique approach for teaching a number of languages – Python, Ruby, C, Regex and SQL.Its tutorials are in the form of full-fledged books that talks on constant practice for learning. Rigorous exercises are designed to ensure remembrance , and the site is a very good resource on learning the languages it offers.

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WiBit.Net is a video tutorial web site offering programming & computer tutorials.

It's believe is starting from scratch and is therefore best for beginners. It starts with giving you a brief history about what you are going to learn, followed by basic concepts behind the programming. It helps you strengthen your coding skills. Optimized for Android phones as well as iOS devices, the site has its ebooks available on both the Play Store and App Store. For a price, though.

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Do you think we forgot to add many more websites to learn Programming?  Let us know in comments your favourite website(es)

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