I’ve written in the past about building small applications as a great way to learn new technologies or just to test out ideas etc… – now you can host them for free!!!!
So I am on a roll at the moment focussing on how to start as a developer/programmer/software-engineer/coder. Here is a great new podcast where a number of famous programmers are interviewed about how they got started.
Never written code before, want a place to start:
I noticed this on the coursea site – so if you have never programmed and wanted a free course to try:
Yes this is Python but any language is a good start!!!
This is a great tutorial on developing a blog engine – includes instructions on free hosting as well!!!
Heaps of free cool videos including lots on new ASP.NET developments
I think its telling that if you google “scott” – the one and only appears on the first page of results
Anyway he is at it again and for any developer these non-technical guidelines to minimising pain-points at work and keeping sane are brilliant: