I recently decided to learn to program. I learned a little bit from my dad when I was younger, and I took a couple of computer programming classes in College, but at least for me it’s definitely a “use it or lose it” sort of deal.
What struck me most about Code Academy is that everything is broken down into smaller, manageable baby steps. I don’t feel overhwelmed. I can do as little as 5-10 minutes of coding a day and still feel like I’ve accomplished something – and it’s all because of the brilliant organization. I always have the option of tackling more if I have time.
In this day and age I feel like it’s hard to avoid the topic of coding. Most people have at least some inkling of the underpinnings of the world wide web. If you have a blog and have tweaked the code, you probably already know some HTML. With my new HMTL and CSS knowledge, I plan to make a very simple personal website. As I learn more about web programming I plan to make my site more sophisticated (but not more complicated, per the advice given in Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug). I plan on starting within the week, and am excited to see what comes of it!