I've been dreaming up things to make into agents and metarooms since I was a little girl, and I've got the artsy part down pat, but I lack the most important skill for making such things! I have a complete lack of coding knowledge. I'm eager to learn, but I don't even know where to start!
First thing's first, where can I learn what all this coding gobbledygook means? What tools do I need? Have you any tips for an eager beginner? I'm drowning in a sea of ideas, with no way of making them a reality!
I'm happy to be able to say that we have a great series of beginner's tutorials right here on CreaturesCaves: the CAOS Chaos trilogy, written by our very own AquaShee! These were the tutorials I used when I first started agenteering, so I can vouch for their helpfulness. The first installment also lists the basic programs you'll need to make a simple agent, which makes it an excellent starting point.
I'd also recommend checking out the CAOS section on this page, in addition to this article, both of which list a lot of development-related resources that may be of use to you.
Probably the best advice I can give you other than that is to grab the CAOS documentation (the first link in the paragraph above explains how) because it lists a lot of really great information. The descriptions of CAOS commands are a little tricky to understand at first, but the lists of attributes, stimuli, script numbers, etc. become extremely handy as you start making a wider range of agents.
Good luck with your foray into coding, it's always great to see new people getting started!