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Adults Learning Coding Out of School

Most adult learning takes place outside degree-seeking activity. While the number of adults taking classes after age 25 is growing, a relatively small percentage is seeking a degree. Most adult learning takes place in informal settings and that includes when adults learn to code. Many adults learn to code in order to become professional software developers. To meet this need, a whole industry has been created with coding bootcamps, online video tutorials, and how-to books. This entry looks at a larger population—adults who want to learn to code but do not want to become professional software developers.

The vast majority of people learn to program because they want the skill to accomplish a task or to become more effective at something they are already doing, not ...

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