Speaking your language
My previous attempt to learn to program and code was met with failure. I have been far more successful; however, while learning to code with Codecademy. The main reason I failed was because I did not have a friend to code with.
Actually, the reason why I failed before was from the fact I did not make enough time to watch the lectures and do the homework. Pretty obvious reason for failure, right? The silver lining to this failure is that I realized my programming needs are vastly different than those who plan to make a living with a computer science degree. I just wanted to learn to program so I can make a roomba do something that does not suck.
What I like about Codecademy is how thoroughly everything is broken down. While this is likely aggravating for someone becoming a computer engineer, for the man who brought you the ifelsefor it is appreciated. I am also a big fan of their forums to allow users to post questions and I like their use of the see one, do one model to check for understanding.
All in all, I am pretty pleased with the progress I’ve made so far with Codecademy and I’d recommend it for others who are interested in coding.