"It is no exaggeration to regard this as the most fundamental idea in programming: The evaluator, which determines the meaning of expressions in a programming language, is just another program. To appreciate this point is to change our images of ourselves as programmers. We come to see ourselves as designers of languages, rather than only users of languages designed by others. In fact, we can regard almost any program as the evaluator for some language."
Upskill is a training website for programming and web development.
You'll learn by watching premium quality training videos on skills needed for a career in programming. Our videos are streamed in high definition directly on this site. You'll also be provided with exercises and solutions for algorithms and coding challenges. Also included are lessons on how to find the best jobs, interviewing practice and more. When you create a Free account, you get access to over 200 lessons automatically, forever. If you ever decide to upgrade to a Pro account, you'll unlock the entire website, giving you access to hundreds of hours of content and more being added all the time!
Breadth and depth with surprisingly simple explanations.
Over 130,000 students almost unanimously agree that our teaching style is what sets us apart. Our core strength is in explaining complex concepts using simple, easy-to-understand language. As you'll see with our courses, everything is explained so simply, a child can understand it. There's a popular saying: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
And, we don't just teach you programming, we teach you how to think like an engineer. We also teach you how the computer "thinks" by covering details about the "engine" or interpreter that makes your code work. You'll learn, at the atomic level, how exactly the code you write with your bare hands gets your computer hardware to carry out any task you ask of it.
Web development, computer science, software engineering, how to think like an engineer.
That said, these skills transfer to other languages - in fact being a successful programmer is less about any particular language and more about the how to think like a programmer and solve any software problem.
Low barrier to entry, rewarding work, high demand, high salaries, good entry point to a career in technology.
If you were around before the Internet went mainstream in the mid 90's, it's easy to appreciate its impact on human life (or how different life was before it). It's been called the great equalizer (Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google) or described as a central nervous system for the planet (Elon Musk), where any individual anywhere in the world has instant access to virtually all of the world's information and knowledge.
Web developers are the programmers who build the applications of the World Wide Web - which continues to grow rapidly. That said, over half the planet's population still does not have regular internet access, and that gap is closing fast. Imagine the growth to be seen over the next few decades. Needless to say, web developers are in high demand.
Furthermore, it's a great stepping stone into other arenas of programming like iOS/Android development, artificial intelligence/machine learning, video games, etc.
|Lead a fulfilling lifestyle.
Build things that change lives.
|Work from home or abroad.
A job market in your favor.
|Earn on average $100,000.
Entry level median $53k.
Our friends at Code.org pretty much summed it up.
Most popular programming language, easy to get started, high demand, versatile.
If any of this terminology is confusing, don't worry because we explain it all very clearly in our courses! And, by the way, we hate jargon as much as you do, so we avoid relying on technical lingo to explain concepts at first. Everything is taught in simple, layman terms - it's part of what makes our courses so loved by thousands of students around the world.
It has its pros and cons. Our mantra is to explain everything simply and clearly.
Part of what makes Upskill so unique is that we don't use jargon in our lessons. We explain things in simple language so that even a child can understand. That's not an excuse for lacking rigor or depth - quite the contrary, our lessons go into great depth and detail - but you get to enjoy learning as if a friend was walking you through the concepts...not a boring lecture full of meaningless jargon.