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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I know 3 self taught programmers than understand things such as Database Optimization, Threading and OOP much better than I do.

I actually think your 1st couple of years in the industry actually matter more. The first place I was coding was a VB.NET shop that was run like call centre.

It basically untaught me all the good things that I should do in University.

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