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How to sharpen your programming skills

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Programming is a skill that needs to be developed. The more you practice, the better you will be. Here are some ways to sharpen your programming skills.

Free online courses

There are many free online courses in programming. For example, Coursera offers an algorithms course from Princeton University. Udemy offers many free programming courses. Free online courses make it easy to practice programming right from your home.

Online tutorials

Online tutorials make it easy to sharpen your programming skills. The JavaScript tutorial at W3Schools is a quick and easy tutorial that covers a lot of material. The Java tutorials at Oracle are thorough and easy to follow. Codecademy is an interactive web site that teaches programming.

Open source projects

Getting involved with open source projects is a great way to practice programming. The Apache Software Foundation and Google Code are two web sites that feature many open source programming projects.

Volunteer work

You can volunteer your programming services to a local school or organization. Most institutions have web sites that need to be developed. If not, then offer to build one.

These are just a few ways to sharpen your programming skills. Practice makes perfect. Doing nothing does you no good.

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