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Learning a special skill is an important aspect of making yourself indispensable in today’s workforce. Plumbers, electricians, mechanics, and countless other workers have some of the strongest job security because there will always be a demand for their crafts.
Another skill you may have heard of is one of the most valuable in today’s job market: Coding.
Coding is basically another language. Your apps, frequently visited websites, and any other type of software you use is all based on a foundation of code, and learning to code can actually bring amazing benefits, both for work and personal use. You can build yourself a website, become a programmer (a career that is in high demand and pays very well), start your own software business, and learn to fully understand what’s going on inside of computers.
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Python is one of the trendiest coding languages at the moment. Seen as the perfect entry-level coding language, Python has applications in machine learning and is used by tech-giant Google. Through videos, articles, and practical exercises, the Python Bootcamp course starts with the basics and will eventually have you coding your own games and apps — now *that’s* progress. If you’re just starting out in coding, something straightforward will benefit you in your journey, and we think this course is a great choice.
Ever wondered how your favorite iPhone apps actually got made? This course is the highest rated of its kind and teaches you how to develop iOS apps using the Swift coding language. You don’t need any experience to dive into this comprehensive curriculum — start building the apps you want and either craft a killer portfolio or begin your own startup. You’ll learn how to code with augmented reality-based programs as well as machine learning via hours of on-demand video and downloadable resources.
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