The resources they suggest for the beginner track are rather simple, and the only expense is the book:
- Four Codecademy tracks
- Four Code School tracks
Week 1 Review
for loops, for example. To get multiple images in my portfolio posts, I use a for loop to cycle through the images and generate the markup like this:
I had a rough idea what that for loop was doing before, but now I definitely understand what it’s doing, and that’s pretty awesome. Not only that, but I’ve got conditional logic down (if / else if / else) as well as other types of loops (while / do…while).
Every time I learn something new, I try to challenge myself to come up with an original exercise to practice my new JS skills. Here’s my favorite from this week (note: if you try to run this, it will create some pop-ups for user input):
Improving this Course
I know it’s early days, and I’m really stoked about this course and the track I’m on, but I definitely think there are a few things to that could use improvement.
- Codecademy is really boring. They basically spoon-feed you information, and it becomes tedious really quickly. I’ve been finding that the best part of Codecademy are end of track challenges.
On to Week 2…