OK, so this is not following the string of posts that I started, but I have to say that I just started Codecademy yesterday and I’m hooked. It’s pitched at just the right level that it keeps me anticipating the next exercise and able to do most everything as it comes along with just enough problems to keep me interested and learning. The big question I have is will this wind up helping? Is there enough here to actually get me started coding or is it just going to leave me hanging knowing only a fraction more that I did going in, but definitely not enough to move forward and truly expand my coding ability?
(I’m reminded of Bobby Fisher’s teaching chess book. It was a great book and I felt like I was learning something, but itreally could only address endgame scenarios that are fine when you’re at endgame, but how do you get there in the first place?)