Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Friday, January 6, 2012

Gentle Introduction to Computer Programming

According to a BBC news report I've just read even New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to learn how to write computer code: "My New Year's resolution is to learn to code with Codeacademy in 2012!"

If you're curious about what it's like to write computer code then Codeacademy might be a good place for you to start. At the moment it seems to be exclusively about learning Javascript, which is the language that animates the pages that you load into your browser's window. However, the site seems to have plans to provide tutorials for other languages as well. The courses introduce language features one at a time with opportunities for the learner to verify understanding.