I enjoyed the lessons on CodeCademy, but had reservations as to whether the lessons would be effective for teaching complete novices computer programming. So I got 6 friends and family members (novice programmers) to spend 30-60 minutes going through 'Getting Started with Programming' on CodeCademy. 3 got bored, and a 3 thought it was OK. But all of them commented that they didn't really feel as thought they had learnt anything after completing the lessons.
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Codecademy.com since its launch in August 2011. Thousands of blog posts have been written, some positive, some negative.
Negative posts have critisized:
Positive posts praise Codecademy for:
- Making it easy to get started with learning to Code
- Being more fun and interesting than other sites
- Interface for creating your own lessons
great job again, definitely addicted to this. Tried code academy was not addicted... I definitely believe you have a better product/lesson plan
I just wanted to start of by saying your website so far is better then Codecademy's
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If you have another online tutorial for any language, that you believe is the most effective, we would love to hear about it!