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Emmanuel Lund

5 Groundbreaking Apps For Learning How To Code

By: on: Jul 01, 2014

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think - Steve Jobs

Jobs was right. Coding isn’t a valuable extra skill anymore: It’s a must.

Nowadays, you cannot fully understand how the world works if you don’t know the basics of programming. Not to mention, our kids’ professional careers are going to require it on the same level as, say, speaking English.

Thus, you should start learning code like… NOW. Appszoom is going to provide you with a smooth, non-traumatic starting point: a compilation of 5 apps with which absolute beginners and kids can get their programming toes wet.


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Code Avengers JavaScript Intro

Code Avengers

A JavaScript tutorial for Android which takes about an hour to complete

Programming can be an intimidating subject to learn. That’s why the first strike must be easy, self-explanatory, and leave the pupil with a good taste in his mouth. Code Avengers has achieved it with flying colors in its first attempt to bring their service to mobile.

Code Avengers is a successful code learning web platform that provides multiple coding courses. Hour of Code features a brief introductory tutorial to Javascript, one of the most used and practical programming languages nowadays. The courses are structured in lessons with exercises – reviews (quizzes) and a final practice. In this course, alerts, prompts, variables, strings, if/else and numbers are introduced seamlessly.

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GradeStack: Courses on the go

GradeStack Education

A complete MOOC in your mobile device

GradeStack is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): it brings together dozens of courses you can easily enroll in and access from your mobile device.

Thus, you may find programming courses alongside exam preparations (GMAT, GRE,…), language courses, and many further categories. The technology category offers three coding courses so far: JavaScript, Java, and Tech Interview.

Course are structured in lessons, exercises or quizzes, and discussion boards. In other words: learn, practice, and ask the community. In addition, you can earn points by completing courses and solving exercises correctly. Compete against other users to become the top learner.

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Learn HTML

SoloLearn

Learn HTML provides a dynamic way to learn HTML with video-tutorials and quiz

The SoloLearn series provides a dynamic way to learn code with video-tutorials and quizzes.

Just watch the video, get the concepts, answer the questions correctly, and keep going. The score you get after completing each issue is positive motivation to continue learning. There are online leaderboards where users from all around the world have posted their marks.

You’ll be learning the basics of web development through its three dedicated apps for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Udemy: Courses and Tutorials

Udemy

Join on-demand online courses and enjoy learning on-the-go

Udemy is one of the most well-known MOOC platforms with a catalog of 9000 courses and over 1 million students. It’s one of those revolutionary services which aim to change the way people learn.

Of course, you can find programming courses (Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python…) in its huge catalogue, as well as photography, marketing, yoga, cooking courses… You name it. You can enroll and follow the course right from the app. Some are paid and others are free. Select a course you are interested in to check details about the instructor, lectures, and reviews. That last one is really important to get some clues about the course’s quality.

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Coursera

Coursera

Education can be free, open, online and now... mobile!

Coursera virtually opens the doors to over 100 top-tier universities and educational institutions from all around the world. More than 600 courses in more than 20 subjects, lectures by renowned instructors, and other educational resources are now accessible right from your mobile device.

Coursera’s user-friendly interface makes to easier to search for courses or browse its categories. You can find several courses broaching different programming languages. Each course page displays details such as which university/institution offers it, languages, duration, workload, overview and instructors. You can join the course right from there, with a single tap.

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