Learning Ruby through Codecademy.com

I started learning the coding language of Ruby on codecademy.com with only a Beginner’s knowledge. Last spring, I learned how to code HTML and CSS through codecademy.com, which is an education website that teaches users how to code. Code Academy explains each part of the language, but then sets you free to code on your own.

Coding in Ruby

Coding in Ruby

At first, I found Ruby to be easy to learn, but as I learned more of the language, I had some trouble remembering every step and realizing that every symbol that I typed had a specific function. Sometimes, I would think that the code was completely right, but then I would submit it, and the program would tell me that it was wrong. This was the most frustrating part because not only did I not know what exactly was wrong, but also the code would appear to be correct. That being said, I would definitely recommend Code Academy to my friends because I think that it is fun, challenging and educational. Code Academy is the sort of program that you can use whenever you want without any previous knowledge or experience. On the other hand, I probably would not recommend it to my parents for multiple reasons. One, my parents do not really spend that much time on the internet, or the computer, unless it is for work. Two, my dad, especially, does not fully understand technology. Lastly, neither of them need code within their careers. Code Academy would probably just frustrate them.

Overall, I think that Code Academy is a good place for people with limited coding experience to begin learning how to code. Learning to code can be difficult and intimidating, but Code Academy gives you a basic understanding and allows you to practice coding in a fun and safe environment. Although Code Academy does not make you an expert in code, it expands your knowledge of coding and starts you off on your coding journey.

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