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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Flatland_Spider
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2006-09-01

I think he was doing both. He literally meant some programmers don't know how to analyze algorithm's, and he was alluding to them not know how quicksort works.

Not to downplay merit in a university education, but be aware that it comes with the risk of group think: college students are more often taught to copy knowledge rather than to create it themselves.


It's the rare person who has the passion to really hone their craft. Most people are satisfied knowing a few basic things or doing enough work to get a piece of paper.

I'm going through a CS program right now, and I'm constantly amazed, and appalled, by the other students who dismiss the classes as bullshit.

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