If you are anything like me your process looks like this:
- Become interested in a new programming language
- Buy book
- Fall asleep 10 minutes into reading on multiple nights trying to read your book in bed.
- Spend 2343234 days setting up a server, IDE, etc.
- Seek some tutorials online
- Write some test code
- Get distracted
If the process above looks anything like what you’ve gone through you aren’t alone. Lucky for us there is a new site called Codeacademy.
Codeacademy takes a new approach to teaching programming skills that puts an emphasis on making a game out of the whole process.
Codeacademy gives snippets of code throughout it’s lessons to help you along the way. Through repetition they cover many basic programming fundamentals. Their editor and console gently guide you into proper syntax rather than just giving you a hard error.
If you get stuck in any lesson there is even a help section where others can help you through the problem.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to http://codeacademy.com and give it a try!
If you’ve tried Codeacademy let me know your thoughts below. Please feel free to share any other programming resources you love.