Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 13th Apr 2012 20:21 UTC
In the News Six-month-old web site Codecademy claims you can learn programming through its online tutorials. The free modules on JavaScript are now available. The site also allows anyone to post their own programming courses. The site has good funding, but question is: can you really learn programming this way? One blogger enthuses that Codecademy's approach "looks like the future of learning to me," while another slams it saying "Seriously? Wow, bull**** badging and sh**ty pedagogy wins the day in ed-tech investing." What do you think?
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Comment by Elv13
by Elv13 on Fri 13th Apr 2012 20:41 UTC
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It can work to some point, WEB design/prog is quite easy to learn with books+tutorials. But as soon as you get to C, algorithmic and optimization, forget about it.

Programming can be two things, craftsmanship and engineering. Not both at once. Both can give results, but only one of them scale.

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