A Question of Code

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What is open source, and is contributing a good use of time for newbie coders?

Ed has found the world of open source software both intimidating and intriguing. Did Tom feel the same when he started out? What even is open source, anyway? And is getting involved useful for people just starting out on their coding careers? What are some good tactics for getting started? Find out all this and more in this week's enticing instalment of A Question of Code.

What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?