Interested in learning how to build your own websites, games, and mobile applications? Codeacademy is an instructional web-app that makes the learning process both fun and interactive. Groups of friends can compete to see who’s the best coder, and who could use a few more online lessons.
Codeacademy makes the process of learning to code so much fun that you might not even realize when the first lesson has begun. Just follow the directions on the console located on the Codeacademy homepage, and type in your answers to questions like “What’s your name?” and “How long is your name?” as they appear on the screen. Codeacademy walks you through the right and wrong way to answer questions using proper coding terminology, and keeps track of your progress along the way. You’ll earn virtual badges for completing certain lessons and mastering important concepts, and you can see how far you’ve come by viewing your own progress completion chart at any time.
Everything’s more fun when you’re doing it with friends, which is why Codeacademy also offers a gaming element and encourages users to share the badges they earn on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Codeacademy also encourages users to connect with their friends through the web-app; making it possible for groups of competitors who’ve linked up their profiles to see each other’s progress and compare new skills.
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