Codecademy

Looking to brush up on your coding skills?  Learn a new programming language?  Just getting started at coding?  If any of these apply to you, I’d highly recommend trying out Codecademy.

Codecademy is a website that will guide you through the basics of coding.  There are a number of modules, including basics of software development to JQuery and JavaScript tutorials.  They’re a lot of fun and some of them can be surprisingly challenging.  There’s a great Q&A community that can help if you get stuck during any stage.  There’s also a badge system that gives you an added sense of pride when finishing challenges.

Codecademy also launched Code Year in January, a service that sends out coding exercises via email and encourages weekly participation in lessons.

I’ve recently getting my hands dirty with code again in my spare time and Codecademy is a great way to get in touch with a new language.  Best of all, it’s a free service and new content is being added regularly.  Check it out!