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The introductory course is free
A lot of practice material
Doesn’t delve far past the basics
There’s also a series of exercises for you to practice with, from small number guesser games to an open-ended project where you’re tasked with simulating the DNA of a mysterious new organism found by a research team. There’s enough material to get started and more on Codecademy.
Good mix of video content and interactive parts
Just the absolute basics
Each chapter is split up into a series of videos, quizzes, and short articles, teaching you about new concepts and then letting you apply them in short exercises. All of this is interactive and in your browser, so you don’t have to worry about installing an IDE (integrated development environment) just yet.
University-level course, but no programming experience required
A verified ticket costs extra
Meant for all ages
More than just the basics
You need to log in to save your progress
Lots of exercises
Might be too much or too quick for some
Lots of detail
Helps you understand, not just code
Great for anyone with programming experience
Might be a bit too long for some people
The variety of courses is astounding
Short courses for different topics
No guided experience, so you might have gaps in your knowledge if you’re not careful