Tuesday, February 11, 2014

5 Excellent Windows Apps to Learn Code

The Windows Store provides excellent apps for writing and learning coding.  If you have a Windows PC or tablet (such as the Microsoft Surface) that runs Windows 8.1, you can get some really good apps to further develop your coding skills.  Here are 5 great coding apps in the Windows Store to get you started:

Code Writer is a great coding app that lets you create documents for HTML, Javascript, CSS, etc.  Once you create that new document, you can save it in SkyDrive.  According to the Windows store, "Over 20 syntax-highlighted file types supported including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, C#, VB, C++, ASP, PHP, Markdown, Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, and many other common languages".  (apps.microsoft.com)  

HTML Programs is a Windows app that gives you a visual of how certain things should look in HTML code. It starts by showing you some of the basics in HTML and then goes into more advanced coding such as lists, forms and tables.  There is already sample code in the app so this would work great if you just need to quickly have a reference of certain areas in HTML.  

HTML Master is a well-done Windows coding app.  This app provides literature over the basics of HTML, exercises to get hands-on with HTML and quizzes to test what you have learned.  If you are just starting your coding journey, you should definitely download this app and give it a try.

HTML School is a excellent app to get started with coding in HTML.  Providing literature on the basics of
HTML and also a coding editor, it is a solid app that will guide you to learning code quickly and efficiently.

HTML Playground is a app that lets you code with HTML, CSS and Javascript.  If you basically need a "playground" where you can input code and immediately see how it looks all within the same app, this app has you covered.  This app is great if you have some knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript and want to get your hands on doing the coding.