The best coding tutorials (IMHO) are the ones that help you create something practical and/or applicable to your area of interest. And, with that in mind, I’ve started a list of open source library projects that may be of interest to those getting started with writing code. These projects aren’t necessarily beginner level (many of them aren’t) but provide examples of real code in action and something that you may be able to use and (eventually) contribute to.
- Internet Archive BookReader
- Library Research Service’s ROI Calculator
- librarysuccess wiki Plugins and Bookmarklets:
Learning Ruby and/or Ruby on Rails?
These are just a few examples which I hope to keep adding to and, of course, suggestions are more than welcome.