This is a list of all of the different websites and forums that I’ve found useful. If you know of any that I don’t here, please feel free to comment or hit me up on twitter and I’ll be happy to add them.

Online Courses

These courses require no prior knowledge about computer science.

Harvard’s CS50

  • Introductory to computer science. Starts learning in C, then moves on to web programming with PHP, Javascript, HTML, and CSS.


  • I didn’t want to list a specific class because Coursera’s course catalog is constantly changing, but if you search for CS you’re bound to find a class or two that you’ll find useful. Reddit user dhawal has some great posts of free online classes.

Online Tutorials


  • Great for new learners to get used to syntax and start typing code.

Learn Code the Hard Way

  • Great tutorials by Zed Shaw for Python, Ruby, SQL, C and REGEX. Great if you want more in depth knowledge than Codecademy.

Ruby on Rails Tutorial

  • Step by step guide to get you making your first Rails app. I’d do at least one (if not more) of the things previously listed here before jumping into this.