Whoa, this is pretty neat. Site teaches you how to code in a fun, interactive way! lol

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Learn to code | Codecademy

I found it on stumbleupon & started going thru their steps.. this is actually really cool!

Should definitely help people who are wanting to learn how to code, so I figured I'd post it for you guys

ps: Not sure if it teaches how to code everything, or just JavaScript. The one I'm doing right now teaches JavaScript. lol anyway, enjoy!
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    • Profile picture of the author Leonardo Silva
      I was trying it until I reached a point that I need to sign up to continue. I'm going to be honest here: I don't like to give my name and email just to continue anthing I started already doing.

      So the point there is just to collect names and emails (list building) from people who are interested in programming.

      I'll pass that one, thanks anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Romanov
    If you want to actually learn to code, pick up a book or take a class. If you want to waste some time then go to that website and mindlessly follow lines of code it throws at you.

    Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    If you want to actually learn to code, pick up a book or take a class. If you want to waste some time then go to that website and mindlessly follow lines of code it throws at you.

    Just my 2 cents
    Well then. Aren't you just a "glass is half-full" kind of guy... lol

    I was trying it until I reached a point that I need to sign up to continue.

    So the point there is just to collect names and emails (list building) from people who are interested in programming.

    I'll pass that one, thanks anyway.
    I just clicked the X in the corner & the popup went away, didn't have to sign up to continue for me
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    • Profile picture of the author Vlad Romanov
      Originally Posted by Whos That Guru View Post

      Well then. Aren't you just a "glass is half-full" kind of guy... lol

      I just clicked the X in the corner & the popup went away, didn't have to sign up to continue for me
      I just say it how I honestly felt about the site. Its an awesome looking site, but they simply give you a line of code to type, so you aren't really learning anything.

      I have experience in learning C/C++ and it was two university courses with intense assignments, lab work, practice and projects. You won't learn much by typing in lines of code.

      Once again, that is simply my opinion
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      • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
        hey all i know is you don't open a program with "program" lolol
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        • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
          Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

          hey all i know is you don't open a program with "program" lolol
          Actually that is not entirely accurate, LOL,
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      • Profile picture of the author bheadrick
        Originally Posted by Vlad Romanov View Post

        I just say it how I honestly felt about the site. Its an awesome looking site, but they simply give you a line of code to type, so you aren't really learning anything.

        I have experience in learning C/C++ and it was two university courses with intense assignments, lab work, practice and projects. You won't learn much by typing in lines of code.

        Once again, that is simply my opinion
        Sure, if you want real in-depth learning, you need to pick up a book or take a course, but as an introduction, just to get your brain primed for learning the subject, this is an awesome approach.
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        • Profile picture of the author kenzik
          As a self taught programmer who turned it into a career my advice to anyone wanting to learn how to program is:

          1) Get a how-to-programming book (study)
          2) Write code (take action)
          3) (Optional, but highly recommended) Find a code-buddy and work on projects together. You'll both end up teaching other what you learn.

          Rinse and repeat.
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          • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
            Originally Posted by kenzik View Post

            As a self taught programmer who turned it into a career my advice to anyone wanting to learn how to program is:

            1) Get a how-to-programming book (study)
            2) Write code (take action)
            3) (Optional, but highly recommended) Find a code-buddy and work on projects together. You'll both end up teaching other what you learn.

            Rinse and repeat.
            Agreed. I've been programming in C and C++ for a few years now at a software development company.

            Books are the best form of reference and the internet has its perks as well.
            If write the same code over and over again you're likly to have it really drilled in your head which would factor into speed of creating a default app.

            Other than having a buddy to work with and code with, do a lot of trial and error on an applications already built. Learn to break it and fix it.
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          • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
            Originally Posted by kenzik View Post

            1) Get a how-to-programming book (study)
            2) Write code (take action)

            Rinse and repeat.
            I agree with this. I found it most effective to just start coding things from scratch (take action) and hit up the internet for each question I had (study).

            The taking action part, coding from scratch, is what has really helped me learn the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Yes, its a great way to teach just imagine if only they could do this in Chicago, LOL,
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  • Profile picture of the author matchoo77
    Pretty neat for non techies like myself who are fascinated with coding...maybe I will get my learn on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Cool concept, poor execution.

    Just grab a book for the library and start reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author picnic
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    I highly recommend tutorials, something like the one on the ruby on rails site is just what a novice needs. Better to code something real and struggle through your hands-on coding vs toy examples
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