Someone emailed me and asked what good books to read for beginning-level coders.

I usually recommend that if you are starting to learn how to code, you should first extend your research by asking the same question (“What’s a good beginners’ book for…?”) for a list of popular programming languages – here’s a highly selective list I got by asking this question on the Internet (aka, Google) for JavaScript, Ruby, Python and PHP (all of which I think are great places to start for beginner coders).

I recommend also that you go through the referenced webpages below, mostly on Quora, Reddit and the Stack Exchange network, to get a better sense of how to attach this problem of “learning to code.”