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As an entrepreneur, you need to learn a little bit about everything that keeps your business running. That means you should try to understand some of the coding required to further your web operations.

While it isn’t necessary to immerse yourself in the skill, a basic understanding will help you communicate with your coders effectively and ensure they achieve your vision for your web offering. A variety of free tools are available that allow you to dip your toes into the coding waters and learn some basic techniques.

We asked 15 entrepreneurs from YEC to weigh in on the best free tools for learning the basics of how to code.

1. Code Avengers

Code Avengers has built-in tools, video tutorials and quizzes that all provide a way to apply what you are learning through the free online course. It’s easy to follow for anyone, including someone who has never tried to code before.” – Angela Ruth, Calendar

2. Codecademy

“Whether learning the basics of HTML/CSS or trying to understand the benefits of data science, Codecademy.com has some great courses. The courses have projects and quizzes just like a traditional education source, but they are easy to use at your own pace. While not the best long-term, it can get you off the ground.” – Michael Averto, ChannelApe

3. Coursera

Coursera has great tools that teach the fundamentals of computer science taught by some of the best university professors. You can take classes such as Fundamentals of Computing and Computer Architecture. I refer back to some of the courses if I ever need a refresher.” – Jared Atchison, WPForms

4. edX

“Several years ago, I wanted to learn how to code my own websites and apps so I didn’t have to rely on a full-time webmaster. I enrolled in six free Read More Here