The ability to read, write, and understand code has never been more important, useful, or lucrative than it is today. Computer code has forever changed our lives. Many people can’t even make it through the day without interacting with something built with code. Even so, for many people, the world of coding seems complex and inaccessible. Maybe you participated in a tech-related business meeting and did not fully understand the conversation. Perhaps you tried to build a web page for your family and friends, but ran into problems displaying pictures or aligning text. Maybe you’re even intimidated by the unrecognizable words on the covers of books about coding, words such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, or Ruby.

If you’ve previously been in these situations, then Coding All-in-One For Dummies is for you. This book explains basic concepts so you can participate in technical conversations and ask the right questions, and it goes even further than Coding For Dummies by covering additional topics in data science, machine learning, and coding careers. Don’t worry — this book assumes you’re starting with little to no previous coding knowledge, and I haven’t tried to cram every possible coding concept into these pages. Additionally, I encourage you here to learn by doing and by actually creating your own programs. Instead of a website, imagine that you want to build a house. You could spend eight years studying to be an architect, or you could start today by learning a little ...

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