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Resources: Learning to Code

Authors: Nathan Wang, Benjamin Qi

Resources for learning how to code.

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General

Resources

Free courses for C++, Java, Python 3.

Free courses for C++, Java, Python 2. Some features require upgrading to Pro.

Free tutorials for C++, Java, Python 3.

Language references:

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C++

C++

Use one of the resources above or below (or find your own) to learn C++. If you use Sololearn, you don't have to complete the full course; we recommend you finish everything up to (and including) "Functions."

Resources
CPP

Good introduction.

LCPP

More in-depth than the above. Detailed instructions for Visual Studio Community (Windows) and Code::Blocks (Windows, Linux) setup.

PAPS

Visual Studio Code setup (Windows, Linux, Mac), examples, Kattis exercises

Pro Tip

Knowledge of pointers, structs and classes is useful but not required.

Java

Python

Python

Resources
PY

Links to wiki pages for installing and learning Python.

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