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4 Online Resources to Kickstart Coding

Feb 21, 2012, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rikki Endsley)

"This weekend, I heard the six words every mother longs to hear from her teenage daughter: I want to learn computer programming. Well, maybe every mom doesn't look forward to hearing those words like I have, and for that matter, I didn't actually hear those words. Instead, my daughter conveyed her coding curiosity to me via a message on my Facebook account.

My daughter doesn't remember ever running Windows on a home computer. She's had Linux on her laptops. First, she ran Xubuntu on her iBook when she was eight years old. Then she was my unwilling beta tester for Ubuntu "Jaunty Jackalope" on her Acer Aspire One and happily ran Ubuntu until recently. Now she's running Linux Mint on her new (used) laptop.

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