What to learn next
- Variables: how to declare variables, assign, re-assign, and local vs. global scope.
- Data types: numbers, booleans, strings, arrays, and objects.
- Functions: how to group code into functions, pass arguments to them, and return values from them.
- Conditionals: how to use if/else statements and logical expressions.
- Loops: how to use while and for loops to repeat code.
- Shapes: like rect(), ellipse(), and line()
- Colors: like fill(), stroke(), and background()
- Text: like text() and textSize()
- Events: like draw() and mousePressed()
- Math: like random() and dist()
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Work on a big project
- Brainstorm ideas for a game, simulation, or story, and pick one that you think would be hard but not too hard.
- Plan it out, using pseudo-code, sketching on paper, or writing it up in a document.
- Start programming it. When you're stuck, try to find programs that do similar things (either from our official talk-throughs or from the community) and ask questions on them.
- Share it with your friends and family when you're done. Reflect on how much you learnt.
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Learn new languages
- Python: used for webservers and data processing. Learn it on Codecademy, Treehouse, or with this interactive online textbook.
- Java: used to make Android apps. Learn it on Treehouse.
- Objective C: used to make iPhone apps. Learn it on MakeGamesWIthUs or Treehouse.
- Ruby: used with the Rails framework to create webservers. Learn it on Codecademy or Treehouse.
- PHP: used for webservers. Learn it on Treehouse or Codecademy.
- Haskell: used for functional programming and popular with researchers. Learn it from Learn you a Haskell for Great Good.