Tips & tools for journalists who want to learn programming skills via Katharine Jarmul at Poynter

Published 2011-11-22

So you want to become a developer, journo-coder or hired geek and you’re wondering where to begin. Maybe you’ve coded a bit before and you’re wondering what languages to choose, or maybe you’ve never seen a piece of code and are starting from the beginning.

It can be overwhelming to think about all the programming, markup and data languages in the Web application world. So, let’s make it easier by breaking them up into front-end code, back-end code and data manipulation code.

Take the above primer by Katharine Jarmul, and combine it with Andy Boyle's "Learning to make the internets — a journalist’s guide," and you have a great starting point for becoming a beginning webmaker.