“Jamie,” a dear friend of mine started, thoughtfully stirring some pasta with his fork over lunch, “I’ve been thinking about getting back into the programming world. How should I go about it? I’m worried about being too old to pick it back up.”My friend hadn’t touched code since college and, 10 years on, would almost be starting from scratch. “Let me have a think,” I said. “I know some people who will be able to help.”[ Use JavaScript in your dev shop? InfoWorld looks at 6 best JavaScript IDEs and 22 JavaScript frameworks ready for adoption. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
I left lunch that day on a mission to help my friend, and I came up with this: An easy-to-follow how-to for getting started. Whether you’re coming back after an absence or beginning from scratch, these bits of info will hopefully help you on your way to your new developer career.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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