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We want to help you start off on the right foot by learning the fundamentals of programming and web development. To support you, we’ve unlocked all of the content in this series. It’s all FREE for you to watch and learn.
There are 11 hours of programming training waiting for you.
Step 1 – A Gentle Introduction
In the first part of this series, you will be introduced to websites, browsers, and programming. Let’s talk about the roles of the various technologies and programming languages. You’ll also learn about the role of plugins and themes in relationship to a WordPress website.
Introducing you to the Introduction to Computation and Programming course. Code is code. The basic building blocks of code are the same across all languages. Let me show you “Hello World” in many different languages.
As a software professional, your job is to solve problems through web technologies. You are a problem solver. In this lab, you will learn about the problem expression solution steps, computational thought, computational visualization techniques, and pseudocode. This lab is about how you express and capture the problem and its solution.
I highly recommend that you go do the following FREE courses on Codecademy:
Step 8 – Command Line and Git
You will be working on the command line. Plus, you need to know git. I highly recommend that you take these FREE courses on Codecademy:
Step 10 – Building Your First Plugin
In this lab, you will build your first custom WordPress Starter plugin from scratch. This plugin will be used as a sandbox tester for the lab work you will do here on Know the Code. It’s a starter plugin that gives you a testing environment away from your other plugins and theme.
Understanding How the Computer Works Series
Part of your job as a developer is to get the computer to do what you want. In order to master this profession, we recommend that you know how a computer works. Computers are any computing device such as your desktop, laptop, iPad, and phone, and the hosting company’s web servers.
In this three (3) part series, you will learn all about the computer, circuits, data, and processing. You’ll learn about why computers work with just 1s and 0s, how computers process text and images (like RGB…CSS color), conditional gates and truth tables (just like in programming with NOT, AND, OR, etc.), and so much more.
This 3 hour hands-on lab introduces you to the Genesis framework, which is the theming framework for WordPress. This framework helps you to build custom themes faster. This lab shows you the framework in action by looking at the HTML Markup in the browser. Then it dives into the codebase.