For beginners, the hardest thing in the world is trying to learn a programming language. At first, becoming a real coder looks like a feat never to be achieved. Some beginners end up giving up trying to learn their first programming language because– to be honest– it can be tough.
Reading ebooks and taking online programming courses are some of the easiest way to get started, especially if you don’t have the time to enroll into a programming class offline. It is worth mentioning that coding gets easier if you manage to get through the beginner stage. If you’re too scared of dealing with blocks of codes and trying to understand the syntax of your preferred programming language, there are fun ways to learn coding.
Instead taking this seriously like a university course you must not fail, you can actually have a really good time while learning to code.
Apple’s Swift Playground
If you own an Apple iPad, you really should take advantage of this beautiful app created by Apple that lets your learn how to program with Swift, a relatively new programming language also created by Apple. Swift is a general purpose, compiled programming language and it is meant for or iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Linux.
Swift Playground is an app that lets you learn Swift in a fun way. There’s absolutely no programming knowledge required to get started but it is guaranteed that you’re going to learn the basics of Swift with this app. From learning the basics to solving the exciting challenges, Swift Playground even lets you make beautiful creations in the advanced stage that can be shared with friends through iMessage or AirDrop.
Playing online games
If you spend a lot time playing MMORPG online, perhaps you should devote some of that time to play games that would help you understand coding. While some of these games may look silly and tailored for kids, they can actually teach anyone how to learn coding. So far you don’t even know the basics and common syntax, playing online games may be the easiest way to learn.
Several other mobile apps
Apart from these listed above, there are also several mobile apps that let you learn coding on the go. While some of these are not fun to use, there are still many that are rather addictive. Code Warriors: Hakitzu Battles is one of such mobile apps that lets you learn coding through gaming. You learn the basics of coding while fighting with robots in single player or multiplayer mode.
My Robot friend is another such mobile app that teaches you the basics of coding. It’s actually an app made for kids but hey, no one has to see you using it.
There are also many others littered all over the internet. Learning the basics of coding doesn’t have to be hard, you can take advantage of any of these fun ways to get started.