Why do most people who make an effort to learn to code fail? The answer is in the question: because they were trying to learn how to code.
This runs in a similar vein to Jon Duckett’s book above. It takes a very visual (hence the name) guide to learning the language. It is for absolute beginners and therefore isn’t terribly deep—and it's also quite short. Recommended for true newbies only.
Learning in Person at a Developer Bootcamp
There's a lot of value in learning from a book, especially if you're strapped for time or need to brush up on a specific topic. Or you can learn online—I've got some courses on Udemy myself, and we recommend some books and free online resources to help you get started with learning to program.
But in my opinion, learning new skills in person, in a room of fellow learners, offer some distinct advantages over learning from a book or video. If you tackle a new skill set in a classroom setting, you can learn in person from a professional who's been in the trenches of development, using those skills to build applications for clients or other audiences.
You can also learn a lot from your classmates, who are working on the same problems you are. And at DigitalCrafts, you'll find the career guidance you need, including resume workshops and job placement support.
After you've read one of these books, get ready to take the next step in your career as a new developer and learn with our expert instructors. Download our course curriculum for more information about our full-stack web development bootcamps.