Have you watched all of the talk-throughs and completed all of the challenges up until this point? Awesome!
- 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()
Now, there are a ton of ways that you can keep learning programming, both by going deeper into what you've learnt so far or learning something related.
- W3Schools JS Tutorial
Learn More ProcessingJS
ProcessingJS is a powerful library, and we only introduced half of it. You can read the ProcessingJS reference to learn about everything possible with the library.
You can also watch tutorials created by members of our community:
Work on a Big Project
Sometimes, the best way to really learn how to program is to work on a project that you're really passionate about.
- 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.
Learn Web Development
Learn New Languages
- Python: used for webservers and data processing. Learn it on Khan Academy, Codecademy, or Treehouse.
- Java: used to make Android apps. Learn it on Treehouse.
- Objective C: used to make iPhone apps. Learn it on 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.