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    Is it possible to learn coding in 2 months?

    I'm wondering are there any ways to learn coding in 2 months? I'm mentioning for newbies who have basic knowledge about HTML but want to learn coding (PHP, Javascript and CSS) for 2 months and build a complete website with these languages.
    It is possible? what is your personal advice?

    All inputs are appreciated.

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    There are many free online courses introducing programming skills that might do the job. Of course it would depend on the level of studying in those 2 months. Have you seen the Future Learn website (offering free online courses on a variety of specific subjects)?
    Code Academy is another one. [Sorry, i'm not allowed to post links yet].
    I would think, unless you are following some sort of course, and depending on the individual, you might need a little longer than two months to get to grips with those three languages. That's just my two cents

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    Indeed its possible... Certainly the basics to mid level... In fact learning to programme is easier than most think... Much easier than learning a spoken language...

    The fundamentals are always the same e.g. declaring variables, arrays, if then else, loops, functions, reading/writing to/from database and moving from procedural concepts to object orientated etc... I learned PHP within a week - but thats probably due to the fact I've programmed in many other languages so I know the principles and can quickly look online to find what I need... and its those principles which are real easy to learn...

    My best advice is to get on with it and do it practically... Learning from a book or watching videos will not take you far... Its the physical act of actually writing the programs when you learn the most... To begin with it will be hard but if you persevere every day then in a matter of weeks you can make massive leaps forward!

    That said its also never ending when it comes learning... I am always discovering new concepts/methods as well as the fact that new programming technologies are changing rapidly so one needs to keep an interest on latest technologies...

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    It depends on your level of dedication and amount of free time.

    You can learn a new coding language in 2 months and be ready to write your own program/site. However this does not mean you know everything you will ever need to know. Languages change, new versions come out, new libraries are added. It is a never ending process.

    Hit it hard for 2 months so that you have a good jump on it, but know that it does not end there!
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    I believe you can learn it all and build your template/website from scratch in one month if you really wanted to learn it.

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    Something else to consider that no one has mentioned yet is that it also depends on your ability to learn and what rate you learn at. Some people can in fact learn coding and even programming in short amounts of time, whereas others may take a month or more simply because that is where they are at learning wise.

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    Yeah, it's definitely possible to learn coding in 2 months (or even less). I'm learning JS and PHP right now and they're both quite easy IMO.

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    From a programmer's prospective it really depends on the determination that you set forth in learning the language. Programming isn't something for everyone however, you need to have a lot of patience and excellent problem-solving skills. You can learn the basics of a programming language in a couple of months, for sure, however to gain true experience, to be able to develop a production-worthy and secure piece of software, I would recommend at least 8-10 months of practice and learning.

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    Learning coding is about how much time you put in. If you put in an hour a day you will lear, but not as much as if you put in 2 hours a day. Of course, you can go overboard. Don't stare at your screen all day because it's liek anything, you will get annoyed, bored, frustrated etc.
    It is important to take breaks as well, regularly, eat and drink properly and have a drink of water next to you all the time.

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    If you are familiar about C or java, then you can learn PHP quite easily. As far as JavaScript is concern, you need to learn it to make your website or page more interactive. Like taking user inputs and all.

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    It is possible to start learning and applying programming from day one. but to master a programming, it depends on your effort. two months is ok to learn good things about programming. but you have to keep on. do not stop.
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    You should be able to get some small projects put together in a couple months, but the more complex stuff is a continual learning process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsorensen View Post
    I'm wondering are there any ways to learn coding in 2 months? I'm mentioning for newbies who have basic knowledge about HTML but want to learn coding (PHP, Javascript and CSS) for 2 months and build a complete website with these languages.
    It is possible? what is your personal advice?

    All inputs are appreciated.
    The answer is Yes and No. That's because the question is not specific enough to give you a definite answer.

    When you say, you want to build a complete website, that could mean many different things. You can probably learn to build a simple HTML5 website with a little bit of Javascript and a few line of PHP for your form processing. HTML and CSS is very easy. You can learn it in a couple of weeks. HTML is not programming language. Programming languages are not so easy.

    In one of the replies someone said he learned PHP in a week. That reminded me of one of the Chuck Norris jokes... "Chuck Norris counted to infinity...twice!"

    You asked in your post: "I'm wondering are there any ways to learn coding in 2 months?" Coding could mean a lot of different things. You can copy and paste some PHP code and understand some of it. You can learn that in a short time. (I hope you understand that if you're playing around with PHP there are some very serious security issues involved)

    Those of you who replied that programming is not so difficult to learn, perhaps you don't know enough to know how much you don't know. I have developed a sense of humility about programming over the years. For example, if you want to write a Machine Learning algorithm from scratch, not using anyone else's algorithms or any ML libraries, you really need to have a PhD. in CS & you will need to know Linear Algebra, Multivariate Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Approximation Algorithms and Statistics. This takes a little bit more than two months.

    That said, you should be able to learn enough to build a simple website in a couple of months. Yet, if you want to learn a programming language like Python so you can start developing software, you will need to learn a couple of hours a day, every day for a couple of years.

    I highly recommend that you learn programming. You have nothing to lose by trying.

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    Simple answer: Yes!

    Anything is possible but you have to be ready to push yourself

    All the best

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    Best answer in the thread bro. You certainly can pick up the basics and start working on a site but you won't have truly learned any language in that time. I only really learned programming when I had several projects under my belt. Theory and syntax is one thing but being able to have an idea and flesh it out into something real is where the real learning STARTS not ends

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    Programming? That's different. That's not coding, that's problem solving. Here's an objective, except that the specifications are a bit vague, a bit self-contradictory and a bit impossible. (That's how most program specifications look at first. They're like a horse designed by a committee - a 2-headed, 3 legged zebra.) Programming starts with cutting out the fluff, adding some meat and defining what the job actually is. That's about half to 3/4 of the job, depending on just how bad the person specifying the program is. (And it doesn't depend on that person's knowledge of programming - one of the most productive programs I ever wrote - it cut processing from a 3 year manual backup to a 1 month automated backup - was written by the president of the company - who could probably write a trivial Excel VBA function at best, but defined EXACTLY what was needed for the program.)

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    As others have mentioned, if you dedicate yourself, it's possible. Cliche, but true. It took a lot of work, but I learned enough HTML, CSS, JavaScript, when I first started, to put up a website in under two months. Libraries such as Bootstrap and jQuery help a lot. Learn the syntax of each and then practice as much as possible. Putting your knowledge into action definitely expedites the process

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    As suggested by members here, there are tons of free and paid courses online that can help you if you are dedicated. I can say you can be able to build a presentable website with javascript and html/css but don't expect to incorporate all the proper conventions. Go for it and I'd say start doing it not just dwell on reading stuff.

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    It's possible provided you have the resources available for all those you have mentioned that will assist you in building the site and most importantly the interest, time and dedication to learn all of it.

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    To learn coding all together in 2 months is impossible, cause even the most experienced coders would admit that they haven't completed they're education yet. But you could build a website in two months easily.
    I would advice you though, to stay away from online learning courses, and jump right away into full functioning website, and start tinkering with it.

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    You might be able to learn a fair bit of coding in two months but you won't be able to do anything significant with it. Coding is so much more than knowing functions, it's about the way you structure the algorithms, your way of thinking and designing and that takes time to form.

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    Yes of course,every thing is possible I think. 2 months is not a short time but you should try hard and I think you should have passion to code. I mean you love it. there are many tutorials on the internet from electronic book to videos on the YouTube which are free. I have also tried them and I can say they are perfect for someone who really wants to learn coding! you just have to practice it everyday after learning to keep it in mind forever.

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    It is different for every person, because everyone has a different limit of getting tired and staying focused, however if you put the necessary amount of time every day, you can certainly do it, one of the most important thing is also picking out your sources properly, you can't just trust anyone or constantly change methods for example getting bored by 1 book and switching to the next. The biggest problem is staying dedicated, because it can easily get quite boring, when you are forcing yourself every day.

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    Yes it is possible. The first thing you need is, ask yourself if you really want learn programming. If yes, you need to start with basics and you need to focus on what you are doing. You must have motivation if you want to pursue something, so you need to get some motivation like watching good website created by professionals to keep you motivated on learning. Next is, just practice and practice and you will learn fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsorensen View Post
    I'm wondering are there any ways to learn coding in 2 months? I'm mentioning for newbies who have basic knowledge about HTML but want to learn coding (PHP, Javascript and CSS) for 2 months and build a complete website with these languages.
    It is possible? what is your personal advice?

    All inputs are appreciated.
    yup its possible, but also depends per person.

    I've been studying php for a few months now and I've learned a lot but still on a basic level. the material you're studying matters most it should be well explained.
    what helped me the most are youtube playlist videos about complete web development courses that builds functioning websites from scratch.

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