Audiohacks for Learning a New Computer Skill

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07/20/2021

The world around us is continually improving, and technology is constantly evolving. Being on the leading edge of tech can be intimidating. From iOS to Microsoft, JavaScript to PHP, it is easy to get overwhelmed and confused. Despite this, learning a new computer skill has been extremely popular of late, especially throughout the pandemic when listeners found themselves stuck at home and all the more reliant on their tech. Job opportunities are also abundant for those in computer science, so follow along with our beginner friendly top five best audiobooks for learning a new computer skill.

Computer Programming for Beginners: Learn How to Code Step by Step

Author:
K. Connors
Narrator:
Stephen Strader - The Voice Ranger
Length:
1:26
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

One of the most useful skills in this expanding world of technology is computer programming. Nearly every business, company, store, corporation, or organization has an online or computer-based presence, or relies on programming languages in order to run. Learning the art of computer programming can therefore be endlessly fruitful, whether it is to better understand your own programs or to use these skills in a new career.

Computer Programming for Beginners allows listeners with almost no experience to dive headfirst into the world of computers and computer programming. When the authors say “beginners,” they really mean beginners, and this audiobook outlines everything from what programming is to its various uses and common debugging concerns.

Though this particular title doesn’t go too in-depth into the world of programming and coding, it is the ideal introduction to both, allowing listeners to test the waters of coding skills. Those looking to solve simple computer issues should be able to tackle them after this listen, while those keen on learning more about programming will have a strong foundation to build on.

Coding for Kids: Discover How to Code with These Parent and Teacher Friendly Activities

Author:
Simon Weber
Narrator:
Dave Wright
Length:
3:22
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

Like Computer Programming for Beginners, the audiobook Coding for Kids is a beginner-level introduction to coding and computer programming. This audiobook should be used as a resource to help parents and teachers teach their children about computers.

Younger generations seem so quick to pick up technology, most instinctively understanding iPhones, Apple products, and Androids with ease, so it can seem daunting to try to teach them computer processes. Yet directing kids’ use of technology and teaching them practical computer skills such as coding and programming will help them not only better understand how these computers work but also how they can use them to build programs and applications of their own, and maybe even launch a career as coders or programmers.

This helpful and informative guide walks educators and parents who may not be strong technologically through teaching children the importance of programming and code. The audiobook offers lessons and activities, both on and off the computer, which will train children to see coding languages, recognize algorithms and begin problem solving in a way which is already integrated into their life.

Python Programming for Beginners: An Introduction to the Python Computer Language and Computer Programming

Author:
Jason Cannon
Narrator:
Sarah Faix
Length:
3:55
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

This audiobook is another great option for those with minimal knowledge in the coding world looking to try their hand at using the Python programming system. Python Programming for Beginners offers an alternative take on learning to code, or becoming a web developer. This title was curated for audio, meaning it is an ideal intro listening programming course experience for those hoping to learn a new skill.

Tutorials, tips, and exercises have been catered to an audio audience, meaning the listener can get the absolute most out of the audiobook. Learn all the basics of Python as well as how to tackle some of the most common tasks or issues related to data science and front-end coding.

Python Programming for Beginners is a must-listen for anyone seeking to learn to code through Python, or needing some tips on how to get started.

Linux for Beginners: An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line

Author:
Jason Cannon
Narrator:
Brian E. Smith
Length:
4:23
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

Alternatively, some people may opt for the other major coding platform, Linux. Linux for Beginners similarly offers an introduction to the system and its uses, as well as walks listeners through how to use it and how to optimize it. Like Python for Beginners, this title was also written by Jason Cannon. Listening to both provides a full understanding of the two major operating systems.

Alternatively, if you are new to coding and want to try out what Linux has to offer, this audiobook offers a comprehensive introductory guide that will both educate and teach listeners this most valuable skill.

The world of coding and tech can be overwhelming, with many getting confused between java and swift, html and css. For those just starting out in the coding world, Linux for Beginners strips everything back to the bare minimum, ensuring listeners get a strong grasp on the basic concepts before diving into functionality, and the diversity of programs that work for each computer need.

Linux: The Command Line Beginner's Guide

Author:
Jonathan Moeller
Narrator:
Madison Niederhauser
Length:
4:05
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

Lastly, our list is rounded out with another take on the Linux operating system. We felt it was important to include an additional Linux audiobook resource to provide a different approach to learning and understanding coding syntax.

This title by Jonathan Moeller will teach listeners the basic skills that can be obtained through Linux. Before you can build mobile apps and video games, understanding the functions of code is fundamental to understanding data structures and computer language.

Building a foundation is key to success when learning a new computer skill, or any skill. This title aims to provide the necessary introduction and foundational platform from which further, stronger and more specified skills can be learned. Whether it is diagnosing connectivity problems or learning how to use a bash cell, this guide to Linux covers all the basics.