Today I decided that it’s time I learn how to code. I’m surrounded by a ton of super talented web developers in Portland and elsewhere, and for years, I’ve always admired the craft. I’ve worked on a ton of web projects and have collaborated with web masters of all kinds – and yet, I’ve never been able to draft a lick of code of my own.
As designer and strategist this has been a bit frustrating because often, I have an idea, but when it comes down to execution, I’ve always been dependent on others to get it done. I’ve also had to call in a lot of favors when it comes to updating my blog, fixing bugs, etc. That said, I figured now would be as good a time as any to get started and to better educate myself on the World Wide Web.
Earlier today I mentioned this interest in learning how to code and several of my web developer friends chimed in and recommended some books I should pick up to get started. I wanted to share the short book list in case you too are thinking about diving into web development.
BOOKS TO BEGIN: