Code Academy Helps You Learn How to Program

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Read an article sometime at the beginning of the year that talked about a new site for the year 2012 called Code Academy. The site is supposed to help you learn and understand how to program using some basic program languages. The course would be broken down into 52 separate course to be consumed and completed a week at a time throughout the year. Yes, I am already behind, although when I want to dive in I would say the courses take anywhere from 15 min. to 45 min. depending on your skill level. You don’t have to download or have any special tools as they are active and available right in the browser. Hints and other tips are available although they are not always a hundred percent helpful. If you get stuck to a point where you cannot get past the next lesson I believe there are forums to help as well as a section where you can explain where you had the disconnect or where not able to follow the instructions. Thus far it has been a fun little tool. Would like to be more diligent about attacking this on a week to week basis. The first step would be to catch up. So far all the courses and lessons I have experienced are in Javascript and I have been able to solve the by the instructions they provided and my limited knowledge of programming already. Have not been super stuck but I am sure the day will come. They even have tasks, goals and rewards to earn to add sort of a gaming element. It does make it a little more satisfying once you complete a lesson when you have a shiny little award icon waiting for you. Anyway hop on board and give it a try…

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