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JavaScript tutorial site attracts 20,000 users

Tue 23 Aug 2011 9:02am GMT / 5:02am EDT / 2:02am PDT
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Codecademy offers a web based way to learn the basics of programming

Codecademy, an interactive tutorial on the basics of JavaScript, has attracted 200,00 unique users in just three days.

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.

4 Comments

Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

955 184 0.2
I just had a look, I have to say it looks pretty good, I think it's a brilliant idea to get people started on JavaScript. : )

[edit]

Just realised there's the wrong use of images, JavaScript and Java aren't the same thing. ;)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Kingman Cheng on 23rd August 2011 11:34am

Posted:3 years ago

#1

Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve

342 293 0.9
Looks like a great tool to get started with, I wish them the best of luck with it.

Posted:3 years ago

#2
Pretty cool! I am trying to break out of my artistic shell and into some programming/logic (taking scripting classes right now). This will add on to my interests for sure!

Posted:3 years ago

#3

James Battersby Developer, Blue Beck

15 8 0.5
Yep, fail on the article image :)

Posted:3 years ago

#4

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