The end of an era…

For anyone that follows me on Twitter, or has any interest in the design/development area has probably heard of a pretty swell site called Forrst.

For those of you that don’t know, I loved Forrst. The direction that it was heading was brilliant, the users on it were equally great, and the feedback that I got & provided really sparked some thoughts over what you were doing etc.

Overall, the community helped me get to know some awesome people. People that I have had the pleasure of working with in the past, in the present - and as of earlier today, in the future (I hope).

One thing that was key in Forrst’s success, I think was that it was a simple, invite only community. The people wanting to get in had to have some skills, and some demonstration of them to show these skills off.

For the intuitive amongst you, you’ll probably realise that a lot of this post up till now has been in the past tense. Yes, unfortunately, Forrst is no longer what it used to be, and I feel that now it has tipped over the edge.

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So you want to learn to code?

Many people post on Forrst stating that they want to learn a language, and I’m beginning to tire of seeing the repetitiveness of the posts, and the repetition of the answers. So, here is how I have learnt to code.

If you have learnt to code in another way, please post it as a comment. I will then link to it from the main post so that in future cases when people are wondering how to learn to code, this can be used as a reference point that will help anyone and everyone choose the best way that suits them. Also, at the bottom, there will be a list of links that I find are more useful that others, and some that should be taken with a pinch of salt. I am happy to add extras etc… 

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