First, some resources

When I say “learning to code on my own”, I don’t literally mean¬†all alone.

One of the great things about any interest is that there’s a community of people just waiting to give you a hand or advice. I have luckily been able to start to become involved in that community where I live, with great help from one particular individual.

This blog will catalog my journey of learning to code and (hopefully) move into a¬†software development without any resources other than friends I make and print/online resources I find. I will list out the resources I find to be most helpful, and potentially document my foray into some of the more “in-depth” resources.

As such, here are the resources I’m relying on currently for a project I’m doing for a non-profit:

  • Eloquent Javascript – The entire book is available free online and in PDF with a coding sandbox to follow along and work through the example problems at the end of almost every chapter
  • You Don’t Know JavaScript (YDKJS) – All 5 books are free on Kyle Simpson’s github account
  • – a great online tutorial site for pretty much anything web development
  • All of the documentation pages for the various apps and frameworks I’m using:

This is, by no means, a complete list. One of the things I’ve found is that there are many, many resources needed when building out a full site. From databases and database connection frameworks to site design, authentication, password hashing, etc. It’s a step-by-step process, but, if you take it slow and don’t get overwhelmed, it all comes together in time.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below!


In The Beginning…

Good morning.

Welcome to Red Can Coding, a blog where I will do my best to regularly post about my endeavors to learn to code on my own.

I know many people are also doing this, so this may not be new. But, hopefully, this will help at least one person, through motivation, insight, or just seeing that, “Hey, this guy’s doing it (pretty much) all by himself. I can too!”

I have been learning vanilla JavaScript with some Node.js. I will be working on Ruby on Rails and React for web development, C# and/or C++ for game development, and any other language that peaks my interest (I’m thinking probably Python too, because, Python).

Anyway, thank you for being here, and I hope this is insightful for you!

Message me anytime. I would love to talk with you.