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What is Codecademy?

"Codecademy is an interactive online learning platform for seven different programming languages including Python, Ruby, PHP etc., as well as markup languages HTML and CSS."

Learn how to build amazing things online by programming with Codecademy - all for free. Our app gets you started by introducing you to the basic concepts behind the apps on your phone and the websites you visit. You’ll learn to understand the basic structure of code when you see it.

CodeCademy is the perfect way to get started programming and a great reference on the go to refresh your mind of the concepts you need to know every day.


Codecademy scored 88/100 in the Learn to Code category. This is based on user satisfaction (87/100), press buzz (58/100), and other relevant information on Codecademy gathered from around the web.

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Codecademy User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.37 /5 based on 89 user ratings.
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This is great if you're looking to get your toes wet. I used it before making the decision to go to a Ruby on Rails bootcamp.
Pros:
- It's a great introduction tool to HTML and CSS.
- Baby step approach -- Great for beginners.
- You can see your code results in a live preview.
- Lots of languages to available to learn.

Cons:
- The Ruby and JavaScript courses were not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. (I believe they updated the JS course though, so take that with a grain of salt)
- There is no room for exploration. You MUST complete the exercise exactly how they programmed it.

As I said this is great for the beginner, once you feel comfortable move on to other sites like Code School or Treehouse (though they require a monthly membership fee)



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