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Mariah Schmidt
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Mariah Schmidt
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 13,107 Points

Reading material while dying of boredom

I'm just getting into coding and its so far been not so bad with the turning-the-head-inside-out. However, I only get to work on it maybe 2 hours a day during the week due to my job. And right now we are DEAD. I only have my phone, so I can't really do any tracks here, so I'm looking for good books or blogs for beginners.

I'm talking languages (ideally Ruby and/or JavaScript, but I'll take whatever you've got), job search tips, industry information, CS history, anything even tangentially related, I'm in. Save me from death by boredom!

2 Answers

Christopher Gardner
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A Book Apart is a great series of books based around coding if you end up wanting to get involved with web development. If you're wanting to stick to more JavaScript, Eloquent JavaScript is a good book. They even have an online JavaScript environment that you can do the exercises on. I believe there is a free pdf online of it as well somewhere!

Mariah Schmidt
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Mariah Schmidt
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 13,107 Points

Awesome! Thanks a lot! I found and downloaded the pdf of the JavaScript book, and I don't think my library has A Book Apart, so I'll work on sourcing that. Thanks again!

Go to your local library/bookstore and look for some programming books. This may give you some inspiration for what books to get. There are many great programming books out there.