Codecademy was founded in August 2011 by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski. Sims dropped out of Columbia University to focus on launching a venture, and Bubinski graduated from Columbia in 2011.
The platform also provides courses for learning command line and Git. In September 2015, Codecademy, in partnership with Periscope, added a series of courses designed to teach SQL, the predominant programming language for database queries. In October 2015, Codecademy created a new course, a class on Java programming. As of January 2014, the site had over 24 million users who had completed over 100 million exercises. The site has received positive reviews from the New York Times and TechCrunch. As part of the Computer Science Education Week held in December 2013, Codecademy launched its first iOS app called “Hour of Code”. The app focuses on the basics of programming, including the same content from the website. In April 2019, Codecademy partnered with Adafruit for a course on electronics and hardware programming. In December 2019, Codecademy launched a new course on Swift, a language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS, watchOS, macOS, tvOS, and more.
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Charged by a different card on Paypal
I had multiple cards on Paypal, the one i had with CodeCademy did not have enough funds for the the annual membership after the trial was over. Paypal then decided to charge my main card for the 95 pounds which i didn’t even know was a thing they could do. The money on my main card was for Christmas presents. PayPal did not give me a refund for this so I was getting stressed out as it is a lot of money. I emailed Codecademy with my issue and they have refunded the purchase! I cannot even explain how relieved I am. They might have just saved Christmas for me! I will definitely be buying the annual pass for real this time after the holidays are over! You guys are great and once again I cannot thank you enough for the refund!!
Be careful with payments
Be careful with payments! Most subscriptions send you multiple emails to warn you about a renewal – I missed out the single email they sent and was charged for a new annual subscription. After a search online it seems that most refund requests get ignored.
Finally, I found the perfect programming learning tool for me. It’s clean and so effective. Thanks to the developers for such a good thing.
Taking a class and learning something new is typically…
Perfect site to learn programming basics and some elementary…
Perfect site to learn programming basics and some elementary coding, but they need to work on the content some. I wouldn’t have launched this site until I had built up a good deal more content than it now has, but it is a good site. Easy to find my way around on it. Looks good.
I stumbled across this site sometime ago
I stumbled across this site sometime ago. As a professional developer I didn’t have much need for it but liked what they were trying to do. I have recommended it several times to others who have asked how to get started. If nothing else it will give them a feel for programming.
Totally awesome site
Totally awesome site. It helped so much. Very user friendly.
Excellent Computer Programming Resource
A great online resource, Check it out if you want to learn programming. Free information, cant beat it
A fairly good start.
Codecademy is not a replacement for formal education, but it can be a great start for hobbyists or those looking to dip their toes in. I was surprised with how well their courses work. Had a few issues and know a few people that did not like how it worked, but it worked for me and I found the direction to be helpful and engaging. Certainly a great start for a beginner.
Interesting concept, not well executed, and poor service even for paying customer.
I should say the design of the site is pretty user-friendly. However, the contend is poorly written — full of typos and repeating sentences, etc. — to the point that it confuses the reader. That is pretty bad for beginners who wish to learn coding. And even for paying customers, who theoretically can ask personalized questions, never get respond to any questions asked. So maybe you can try the free version, but it’s not worth paying for it. It’s not like there are no high quality (even free) alternatives available.