Tips for Beginners

As a beginner, which course should I start with. What skills should a beginner have prior to starting any of the courses? Thanks for the advice.

Posted over 4 years ago by Brad Bookser
Posted over 4 years ago by Alex Yang

If you want to learn to build a web app, I recommend taking either the Yelp or Etsy courses. If instead you want to learn web scraping (collecting data online through writing scripts), you should take our Airbnb web scraper course. Other than the Craigslist Scraper course which is more advanced, none of these courses have any prerequisites - it's assumed that you're a total beginner and starting completely from scratch.

Keep in mind though that you won't understand everything 100% in the beginning and that's okay! Learning to code is all about pattern recognition, so you'll typically need to see a concept at least twice before it can start to sink in. We've put a lot of effort into making sure that each course is organized and well-paced - explaining enough that you understand what's going on but not so much that you get bogged down and lose momentum. If you have any questions as you go through the material, just post them to the 'Discussion' thread below the video and I'll respond to them within 24 hours.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Brad Bookser

Thank you for the reply Alex. It was very helpful.

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