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Three essential coding languages you can learn today

Even total beginners can master these in-demand skills.

Learning how to code can seem like a daunting task for most people, but with the right training, it can be fun, rewarding, and best of all, lucrative. However, not all coding languages are as easy to pick up as others. To help you get started, we've rounded up the top three coding languages for beginners, plus exclusive deals on some of the best training resources available for each. We've even arranged for Engadget readers to get an extra 10 percent off any of the courses below by entering code LEARNCODE10 at checkout.


If you want to build your own websites and gain highly-sought after developer skills, you should learn JavaScript. This dynamic programming language is not only the engine behind all modern browsers from Firefox to Chrome, it's also widely used to build front-end development frameworks and libraries. Its widespread use in web and mobile development make it a great first language to learn.

How to learn:

You can learn the language and prepare yourself for a new spectrum of career opportunity with the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle, featuring 15 hands-on courses to help you master this powerful language. It's normally over $1,000, but Engadget readers can get it today for just $29, over 90 percent off.


Python is a widely-used, general purpose programming language with tons of real-world applications. It's widely regarded as a great first language to learn based on its clean and straightforward syntax, and you'll be able to apply general concepts in Python to other object oriented languages. It makes sense then that Python is so popular, and skills are in higher demand than ever.

How to learn:

The Python Programming Bootcamp includes lifetime access to six courses and 50 hours of training that will prepare anyone, regardless of experience, to become proficient in this versatile, widely-used coding language. The combined value of all courses is over $1,000, but Engadget readers can get it for just $39 today.

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is a framework for building web applications, and since its introduction, has become one of the most powerful tools available. It's used by top sites like Basecamp, Twitter, Shopify, Github, Groupon, Hulu, Airbnb, and many more. It's considered a "full stack" framework, meaning it provides default structures for databases, web services, and web pages. With Ruby on Rails skills under your belt, you'll be able to quickly and efficiently build your own web apps.

How to learn:

The Ruby on Rails Coding Bootcamp features over 57 hours of hands-on instruction, taught by Ruby on Rails experts. You'll learn everything from basic concepts through advanced techniques and everything in between. These six courses would normally cost over $1,200, but Engadget readers can save over 95 percent and get lifetime access for just $29.

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