Weekly Talk: Codecademy


Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 9 different programming languages including Python, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript,AngularJS, and Ruby, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.In September 2015 Codecademy, in partnership with Periscope, added a series of courses designed to teach SQL, the predominate programming language for database queries. In October 2015, Codecademy created a new course, a class onJava programming. As of January 2014, the site had over 24 million users who had completed over 100 million exercise. The site has received positive reviews from many blogs and websites, including the New York Times and TechCrunch.

Each individual who joins has their own profile. To motivate users to participate, the site offers feedback, badges for completing exercises, as well as a function that keeps track of a user’s total score and total day streak, and displays it to others. There are also CSS and HTML glossaries available within each tutorial. The site allows anyone to create and publish a new course using a Course Creator tool.

Codecademy also provides a forum where enthusiasts, beginners, and advanced coders can come together and help each other. For some courses, there are ‘sandboxes’ where users can test out their code. There are four main topics: Web (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP), Ruby, Python, and Miscellaneous.

As part of the Computer Science Education Week held in December 2013, Codecademy launched their first iOS app called “Hour of Code”. The app focuses on the basics of programming, including the same content from the website, and it’s aimed for people who want to learn programming in a fun way and on the go.

This information is from wiki.


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