Our series of MagPi Essentials books continues with this guide to programming in Scratch. This freely-available visual programming language from MIT is particularly good for children getting to grips with starting programming, and our book is written with the younger reader in mind.
Knowing a programming language or two can be very beneficial these days. Those who already know one well can pick up others quickly. If you are just getting started, you may want to take a look at the below infographic from CarlCheo to figure out which language to pick up first:
Keep This Java Cheat Sheet on Hand While You're Learning to Code
If you're looking to learn a programming language that's cross-platform and easily accessible, Java is one of the most practical languages out there. This handy cheat sheet helps you keep track of the basics while you begin to learn.