The Start-Up With Which All College Kids Should Be Familiar

By soshITech:

The majority of technical jobs, especially those relating to labs, computers, or software and hardware, call for experience in computer programming. Cue Codecademy, an online, very interactive programming tutorial for JavaScript. Codecademy (not to be confused with Code Academy) was founded by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski last August in New York with a “mission to teach the world to code”. They’ve received $2.5 million dollars as an investment from Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm that promotes internet innovation. Looking at their Compete traffic data from compete.com, visitors have been steadily increasing since the end of 2011. Codecademy allows users to go through basic lessons of how to code in JavaScript for free, and to earn badges when they complete various lessons. The site has been featured in TechCrunch, the New York Times, VentureBeat, and TNW, and most of its press has introduced the start-up in a positive light.

Personally, I think this is one of the best ideas ever, and people of all ages should start to take advantage of it, whether they have experience in programming or are complete novices. I plan to start using it in my spare time, as I have learned C and C++, but not JS. Obviously, those that have coded before will have an easier time with the lessons because most programming languages function the same way; just as most romantic languages, for instance, have pretty much the same basic grammar rules (SOV, etc)… Read more

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