The Home and Learn site is a great resource for those that are interested in learning programming languages. The site is designed with beginners in mind and the courses are free. If you are taking college classes, you can use this as a free resource.
The free courses offered at www.homeandlearn.co.uk are as follows:
Visual Basic .NET Programming for Beginners – The course assumes a person does not have any programming experience. You do not have to buy any books or software and the site provides the link for Visual Basic Express Edition, which is also free. There are 14 sections to this course and it is a comprehensive course.
Visual C# .NET Programming – You do not need to purchase anything for this course. You just need to download the free Visual C# Express Edition from Microsoft. A link is provided in the course section. The course is divided in 17 sections. This course covers everything from the basics to loops and graphics.
Java For Complete Beginners – Everything you need to get started is provided in the “Getting Started” section of the course. This includes the Java Software Development kit. The course is divided in to 13 sections.
Beginners PHP – The course uses software called “EasyPHP”. The software allows you to test scripts on your computer. The site provides the links to download the free software and gives detailed instructions how to set it up. The course contains 13 sections and has three walkthrough sections.
Web Design – This is a fantastic course for beginners or those who want to learn HTML. Every thing you need is in the “Getting Started” section of the course. The course contains seven sections.
All of these courses are designed for those that have little or no programming experience. Best of all, the courses are free.