So here we are. I said I would write some tutorials on how to learn to code through some simple exercises.
We are going to try to learn some practical coding concepts. Nothing like building a website. Just small snippets that might be fun.
We are going to cut a lot of corners to get up to things working fast. The tutorials are aimed at a coding beginner.
The tutorials will always have a clear goal to create some sort of visual / graphic art. I believe that clear visual results breed curiosity and more curiosity will let keep people interested.
Each tutorial will try and teach you atleast one programming concept and hopefully you’ll get something nice and visual to go with it.
I’ll try to keep the jargon to a minimum.
We’ll also be using jsFiddle for the coding environment. This helps get you started quicker as you don’t need to download anything to get started as you can code from your web browser.
I’m not a trained ‘teacher’ or have huge amount of experience teaching programming. I just wanted to try out some ideas on how to teach some principles of coding. If you want an amazing book on learning programming principles and processing then please take a look at Learning Processing by Dan Shiffman.
So if something is too easy/too hard/not explained then please comment. Then i’ll fix it.
Please also understand there are many many ways to code. There is no ‘right’ way and do not take what I write as such. It’s about getting excited and then hopefully you’ll go off and try some things.