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The Coding Train

Online learning resource for beginner-friendly creative coding tutorials and challenges.

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  • Was BASIC that horrible or better?
    I'd say Scratch is the #1 way kids to day are introduced to programming For parent that have some 8bit experience, Pico-8 (LUA) is also relatively popular. It's basically like running an Apple 2, Atari 800, Commodore 64 as if it booted into LUA instead of Basic. You can trivially draw things, and peak and poke bytes into "Screen memory" if you want to feel like you're "touching the hardware" JavaScript is also... - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Sketch execution issues
    You can always look at the help videos by Shiffman at (the coding train) Specifically: help guide to p5js. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: How to teach a kid of 15 Linux and programming
    > how do I get him learning programming in a fun way? Processing / P5.js can be pretty fun to learn. You use a real programming language to create art and animations. With little code you can get a circle on the screen, then making it move, then following your mouse, then adding other shapes, then changing colour depending on some event… It’s conductive to experimentation and a way to gradually introduce concepts.... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Help needed: Rinkeby and other test networks won't appear
    Another great free site to have in your pocket :D have fun out there! Source: over 1 year ago
  • Van Gogh-like effect on input image
    a lot of the techniques learned from: Source: over 1 year ago
  • Second week with p5.js
    Thank you! I'm studying using / various blogs. Also sketches from other people helps a lot! Source: over 1 year ago
  • How can I help support my son (15) with a future CS career?
    Let him explore Python for a bit Https:// This Ebook is free and very popular For game dev and Java Script try Coding train I love this guy and wish I had followed him when I was starting out. He is for all ages and teaches such a great range of material. His Vector math work is so great and the best way to learn intro Physics material... Source: over 1 year ago
  • P5.js – A library to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators
    The Coding Train just launched a new website with their entire archive! - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Nephew wants to start coding.
    I would say keep it simple Games are a good place to start Look at p5.js if I had known about this when I started I would be a god compared to where I am now. It's all web based so no download required. Https:// Https:// (highly recommend for webdev and game dev ). Source: almost 2 years ago
  • I want to get better at coding, what should my next step be?
    Daniel Shiffman's Coding Train is an excellent source of learning. It may strike you as a bit "childish" when you first see it, but that's just the little kid in Dan expressing itself. He's a first-rate teacher, and the breadth of the subjects covered in Processing and P5.js is probably unmatched. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Hi is there a platform or resource where I can learn more about p5.js ?
    Depending on what you want or how you prefer to learn: is great and are really good videos. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Help me introduce programming to my little bro
    The Coding Train is Shiffman's site that includes his YouTube tutorials and specific challenges. Source: about 2 years ago
  • 049 Dots and lines
    Https:// videos - Explains many concepts used for drawing with code. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Project Ideas for Younger Brother?
    Check out Source: over 2 years ago
  • 065.08: Cosmic Wheels II.
    If I recall correctly, I tried to get into generative art 3 times. The first two times failed because I couldn't figure out where to start. The third time, in which I went from total noob to whatever I am now, I succeeded because I figured out where to start: by following Daniel Shiffman/Coding Train's 'Nature of Code', in its various forms: the online class at Kadenze, the book The Nature of Code, which you can... Source: over 2 years ago
  • [Caution: blinkenlights] Global variables are bad, mmkay?
    Then I found that many of the other things I wanted to learn had already been covered in Daniel/Coding Train's other videos, Coding Challenges, and livestreams... he's published a new video at least once a week for 6 years now, an invaluable resource. The Coding Train site has additional resources, like links to multiple sketches that represent the state of the code at different times in the video. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Processing and P5 Got Newbies into Coding
    Well said! The community is amazing and I always love sending people to Daniel Shiffman's Coding Train ( as that to me is a great example of how to do tutorials in a very accessible way. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Processing and P5 Got Newbies into Coding
    Https:// Dan has a youtube channel. Its kinda a weird mix of childrens themes and advance math. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Joy.js – make happy little programs
    - Daniel Shiffman (, Nature of Code was the book that made coding click for me. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Is someone willing to help me with a project Im working on?
    Coding Train Youtube-channel and homepage are all about Processing. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Question: How to combine mouse history code and mouseXY-based rotation code
    There's also this amazing processing-centered Youtube-channel with it's own webpage, and then there's this page that has some great stuff although mainly with p5.js and sometimes even with shaders. Source: almost 3 years ago

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