Any advice on the quickest and most efficient way of getting coding skills without going to college? Are good books enough? I just don't know where to start.
I'd recommend this book: http://www.wjgilmore.com/books/read/beginning_php_and_mysql_third_editionI am a total noob. PHP is as foreign to me as ancient Egyptian inscriptions.
As I age I realize I need to keep my mind sharp and going. I love math, astronomy and playing chess. Coding will be a challenge, but I think it's worth in the long run for its mental load and creativity. Time for me to order good books. Any suggestions if you don't mind, guys?I *think* I may want to get into it a little more, but on the other hand…..
There is fourth edition coming and it can be pre-ordered:I'd recommend this book: http://www.wjgilmore.com/books/read/beginning_php_and_mysql_third_edition
Wow. A good way of taking it on. You just made coding look like a weekend project for instructables.com.Think of a small project that could be interesting; now think of a smaller one and try and make it, read official docs for the systems you're using and ask people for advice if you really can't think.
One can't expect less from Doctor Watson, unless Sherlock Holmes shows up at your weekly chess tournament and applies his golden method of deduction. Then you are in trouble. HahaChess, now there’s a game I haven’t played for a few years.
It all went wrong when a few of us got together for a weekly chess match, paying in £5 each – winner took all.
After 6 weeks the others got fed-up giving me their money – lol.