Codecademy – Codeing 101, Simplified

August 23, 2011, by A. U. Crawford

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Codecademy Lesson One

I don’t consider myself a coder. I mean I build websites but what I do is scripting. I compare it to making things out of legos vs. making the lego pieces.¬†Math was never my strong suit so I have a terrible time with coding. If your a web designer then HTML and CSS are just two tools in your tool belt. You have to at least know some Javascript,¬†PHP or ASP, or Python. Stuff like that.

Enter Codecademy, a social networking, coding 101, online course. Instruction is broken down into bite sized pieces and you win badges for all to see by completing these sections. This theoretically provides a drive element to the learning process.

It combines the best of two concepts. Simple lessons and motivation.

  1. Create an account
  2. Connect it to your Facebook
  3. Start lesson 1

Soon you’ll be all-

function(A,w){function ma(){if(!c.isReady) etc.

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OMG, What is that? J what now?

The interface is simple and the lessons are easy to follow.

Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It’s interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.

Give it a try. What can you loose except for maybe productivity, but hay, the end result may be just what you need.

(via: Geeks are Sexy)

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