January 8, 2018

JMS253: Learning to Code For Non-Developers

This one is for you non-developers… those of you who aren’t necessarily trying to get clients or get hired at a tech company, but just want to get your own sites or your own applications built. You’re more online business owner than coder. Full confession… that’s me, too. In this episode, I share the one big lesson I learned over the years that has helped me to more quickly and effectively execute on my business ideas through code. And, just get my websites and applications built and making money a helluva lot faster.

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7 Comments on “JMS253: Learning to Code For Non-Developers

January 8, 2018 at 11:37 am

what are the tools you used to help you learn to code? I’d like to be able to code in PHP and better with CSS. Yes, I know CSS is not really code, I guess it’s the syntax I have issues with.

John Morris
January 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm

It’s a bit different, because I first started learning in 2004. So, what was available then VS now is quite different and the things I used then wouldn’t really be useful to you, now. With that said, if I were starting today I’d hammer Udemy hard. What you get for what you pay isn’t even close, IMO. I’m actually gonna do a show about this tomorrow. Had a few others ask me similar questions, so I’m going to address it.

Douglas Heller
January 8, 2018 at 11:39 am

Hey John.

It’s pretty easy to get so involved in a specific project and solving particular project-specific problems that the goal of an overall mastery of the language is lost. This goes back to an earlier podcast you posted which was a critique of courses that focus exclusively on projects. As a non-active developer (who desires to do actual development in the future) this was a nice reassurance that working to gain overall knowledge of a language is, in and of itself, a worthy pursuit. Thanks.

John Morris
January 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm

For sure. The ability to execute on your own ideas at the pace your mind can develop them, without getting bogged down by problems or road-blocks, is both liberating and a big advantage business-wise. Mastery is what enables that. So, definitely a worthy pursuit.

January 9, 2018 at 1:29 am

Good Teacher always good teacher even I studied Msc in Informatics but a lots of theories but through your write up and YouTube channel,it’s becoming easier for people to grab what we call world of web development….
In those days we looked far to Indians and others but with your lectures and explanation web development became easy,I just took your PHP 101 right,I’ve not even studied it well but I grabbed my first client already ,he needed just a landed page but through good service been the first time end up 4 pages bought domain for him and hosting company through HostGator…
I still have many things to learn but how come you make things so easy ,we are cut from boundage of those who says web development is difficult but you made it’s easy at your pace.
What can I say about you ? Continue what you are doing ,you are right there already.i pray for you always every day.

John Morris
January 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Thanks! 😀

dominico john
January 13, 2018 at 1:35 am

i want to know how to cod c++ java and php


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