A recent survey by the Technical Education Association of America (TEA) found that while nearly one in four Americans ages 18 to 34 has learned to code at some point, nearly half of those with less than high school diplomas have not.
According to the survey, nearly one-third of students surveyed have never taken the coding course.
The most common reasons given for not taking the course were lack of interest, a lack of time, and a lack “of confidence in learning.”
While there are many ways to get the job done with technical education, one of the most common is to pay for it yourself.
While the cost of technical training can be prohibitive, there are several ways to pay a college degree at the community college level without a college diploma.
As a result, there’s no shortage of free courses to get you started.
Here are eight courses that can help you build your skills.1.
Introduction to Computer Programming2.
Basic Software Engineering3.
Programming Language Design6.
Software Quality AssessmentThe basics of software development and software architecture are often the first courses you start learning about software engineering and software design.
Learn how to build your own software and how to do things like test it and deploy it on the web.1: Introduction to Programming in C# and Java, by Dan Glynn and Jason Brown2: Java Programming, by Mark Hoekstra and Joe Ollis3: C++ Programming, By David J. Anderson4: C# Programming, The Art of Computer Programming, and C++ Standard Template Library, By Eric Raymond5: C Programming, Basic C++, By Dave Airlie6: C, C++ Language Design, By Robert Hirschfield7: C.5.
C++: A Complete Guide to C++14.
C#, by Peter Norvig8: C: A C Programming Language, by Tom Balser9: C programming, by James Kline10: Programming in the C language, by Jim Cramer11: Programming, the Art of the Software Engineer, by Frank O’Connor12: Programming for C++ Developers, by Dave Airlies13: C/C++ Programming Tools and Libraries, By Chris Clark14: C and C ++ Programming Tools, by Jeff Lichtman15: Programming Concepts and Terminology, by Eric Raymond16: C-style languages, by Andrew Gerrand17: Coding, the Basics of Software Development, by Greg Egan18: The Art and Science of Software Engineering, by Scott Meyers19: Software Engineering Principles, by Robert Hickey20: Software Design Principles, By Dan A. Anderson21: Programming Language Concepts and Strategies, By Peter Norvis22: Programming Tools for Developers, By Andrew Gerrands23: A Programming Language For Software Engineers, by Matt Cutts24: Software Testing, by Josh Roeser25: Software Quality Assurance Principles, Techniques, and Guidelines, By Michael Smith26: Software Development Methods and Tools, By Andy Jonsen27: Programming Environment Design, by Aaron Levie28: A Practical Guide to Software Testing: A Case Study of C, Java, and Python, By Brian F. Hickey29: Software Engineer’s Guide to Testing and Debugging, By Daniel Stearns30: Software Application Testing: Principles and Techniques for Software Development by Eric Janssen31: Introduction To C++ for Developers: A Guide to Building Applications with C++11, by Jason Brown and Alex DeMartino32: The Programming Languages, Techniques and Terminologies, by Daniel Stears, Eric Jonssen, and Dave Airlier33: A Basic Software Architecture Guide for Software Engineers: Principles of Software Architecture by Greg Evans34: Software Architecture: The History of the History of Computer Systems, by Steven T. Austin, Andrew Gerrander, and David Jonsens35: Software Organization Theory, Principles, and Practice, by Jeffrey R. Young36: A Beginner’s Guide To Software Engineering by Michael P. Pichol37: Programming with C: The Basic Skills You Need To Learn Programming, from C++ and the C++ community by Brian Coughlan38: How To Get Started Building Applications Using Visual Studio, by Andy Jones39: Getting Started With C++ Development Tools, From Programming Languages to C Programming Tools by Scott De La Torre40: A Comprehensive Guide to Development in the .NET Framework, by Microsoft Developer Center 41: An Introduction to C# Development Tools and Techniques by Eric Riese42: A Software Engineering Handbook for Engineers by Eric P. Miller43: A Course in Software Development: Principles, Tools, and Techniques, by John C. Pritchard44: A Handbook of Software Design by James C. Hall, Jr.45: The Java Programming Language and Its Extensive Reference Manual by Microsoft Development Studio 46: Introduction and Application