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 89/100 in the Learn to Code category. This is based on user satisfaction (82/100), press buzz (64/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Codecademy gathered from around the web.

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Codecademy User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.1/5 based on 9 user ratings.
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Great Platform to learn how to code

// Process Data Engineer(Subsurface and Wells) at Shell

What do you like about Codecademy?

Very interactive platform to learn code in a number of programming languages. I personally recommend it for python. Knowledge loaded videos help you to gain theoretical knowledge and practical problems help you to gain practical use of the language. It helps to build the foundation of a particular language.

What do you dislike about Codecademy?

Needs to constantly improve and offer best services as there is a lot of competition from other such platforms. Not much advertised as other platforms.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Codecademy solve?

I was eager to learn python for upskilling myself. It helped me a lot while the learning phase and now I am pretty comfortable while using python to automate my routine activities. Also, I have started working on machine learning using python for data classification which helps to increse efficience and save time.


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Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
4/5
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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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