This article is a summary of a YouTube video "I tried 50 Programming Courses. Here are Top 5." by Sahil & Sarra

Top 5 Online Courses for Programming Beginners

TLDRDiscover the top 5 online courses for beginners in programming, including renowned courses from Harvard and Princeton. From learning the basics of programming to mastering data structures and algorithms, these courses will help you build a strong foundation in programming.

Key insights

🌟CS50, a free online course from Harvard, provides a comprehensive introduction to programming and problem-solving.

The '100 Days of Code' course helps you stay consistent with your coding practice, making coding a part of your daily routine.

🔑Algorithms by Princeton University covers a wide range of topics, including sorting, searching, and dynamic programming.

💻Meta's Front-End Developer Professional Certificate teaches you the essentials of web development, including HTML, CSS, and React.

🚀Professor Malan's video on system design provides an introduction to scalability, load balancing, and data partitioning.


Are these courses suitable for beginners?

Yes, these courses are designed to be beginner-friendly and provide a strong foundation in programming.

Do I need any prior programming knowledge?

No, these courses are designed for beginners and assume no prior programming knowledge.

Are these courses free?

Some of the courses mentioned are free, while others may require a fee. Please refer to the respective course platforms for more information.

Can I get a certificate for completing these courses?

Yes, some of the courses offer certificates upon completion. Please check the course platforms for more details.

Do these courses cover all programming languages?

These courses focus on teaching programming concepts and problem-solving skills, rather than specific programming languages. However, they may include examples using popular languages like C, Python, and JavaScript.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction to the Udemy 'Wall of Shame' and the low completion rates of online courses.

01:00CS50, a free online course from Harvard, is highly recommended for beginners.

02:24The '100 Days of Code' course helps you stay consistent with your coding practice.

03:53Algorithms by Princeton University teaches data structures and algorithms using Java.

05:06Meta's Front-End Developer Professional Certificate provides comprehensive training in web development.

06:29Professor Malan's video introduces system design and scalability.

06:52Tips for selecting a personalized roadmap for your programming journey.