Thursday, July 11, 2013

Learning Code? Try Codecademy! (Lightening Review)

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There has been an incredible push by school districts and by organizations such as the ever-popular to get anybody and everybody to learn how to code. Be it HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Ruby... it's there, and you can learn it pretty quickly with a lot of different apps and websites that act as full-blown coding courses for everybody- even somebody who has never seen basic HTML or BASIC (see what I did there?). Codecademy is an online course site that teaches all of the above languages, and more: and this is why you should try it out.

What is it?

An awesome, web-based course site that teaches many programming languages in a easy to understand format without any unneeded clutter and the ability to run in basically every browser (although as a Chrome/Chrome OS fanatic I must suggest you opt for something of a Googly taste).

Who is it for?

Everybody. And their brother too.

What is your favorite thing about it?

It's easy to use, understand, and best of all, learn from. I like that the lessons speak in a vernacular that I'm familiar with as a human being, and not a ton of overly complicated words that I've never heard of crushed into one big lesson. Granted, I know HTML, but I love relearning it and refreshing my knowledge with this app in an easy and free way. By the way, it's FREE. As in free beer.

What don't you like about it?

I don't like that it isn't the most popular way to code yet. This shit is amazing.


Honestly, if you've coded before or never coded at all, this site is for you. For the experienced coder, it's a fun refresher. For the newbie, it's definitely a new way to learn how to program, or at least, how programming languages operate. There's a lot to like and not really anything to dislike, and for free, it's all worth it, right?

Access Codeacademy RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, and check back here all day every day for the very latest in Chrome OS news, reviews, and the always fun article I will randomly slap up here.

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