I want to learn some fun ways to learn coding. I need to learn coding, but it is so dry and complicated that I need a fun way to learn it.
I suppose one of the fun ways to learn coding is to find an online HTML5 game, and dissect the code the way you could any other webpage based script. You could learn some cool hax after saving it to your computer.
Start at the beginning, and go to Khan Academy’s website.
They teach K-12 math, science and grammar. What does this have to do with coding?
At least using that site is less demoralizing than checking out programming for stupid people books.
Khan Academy actually makes coding for the first time because it makes the subject understandable in digestible bites, and it starts with teaching you how to make a game.
What are some other ways to learn coding, other than the homework site I already use with my kids?
There’s a lot of hype about gamification. You could try CodeCombat dot com, which is supposed to teach you how to code by playing a game.
For all those jokes about there being an app for that, I’m glad to know there’s an app for that.
Code dot org slash learn has basic lessons on coding with Anna and Elsa from Frozen.
That’s a little beneath my level.
All I know is that CoffeeScript is a knockoff of Java, and it is better just to learn Java.
Do you have any other fun ways to learn coding?
Perhaps not as fun but definitely worthwhile is Code School. It costs around $300 a year, but it has modules on almost any programming language out there, except for the one based on color coding and punctuation.
I’m on a budget, and $300 seems like too much.
So try CodeAcademy. That’s free.