Codecademy offers a web based way to learn the basics of programming
The web based guide teaches the programming technique as far as "While" loops, and allows users to complete a number of lessons without even registering an account.
The company was co-founded by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski, who started work on the project at Columbia University.
According toTechCrunch, the pair posted the site's details on Hacker News, and within just a few hours had attracted 1,000 concurrent users.
Sims and Bubinski are still finalising their plans for monetising the site.