Seq15Oct12: Mailed September 28, 2012.
Learning a coding language can be a little intimidating, especially if you’ve never programmed before. There’s special software to download and learn and you need to understand a bit more about how a computer works than the average user.
What will we be using?
Their new Python exercises, of course. These are brand spanking new exercises and the Codecademy team has been working hard to get them ready for the Mechanical MOOC, so be gentle with the Codecademy folks. We’ll be beta testers on this one, so if an exercise doesn’t work the way you expect, help them out by leaving a note in the Q&A Forum in the exercise.
Something to remember.
Codecademy Python exercises are written in Python 2.7, and the rest of the class uses 2.6. The differences should not for the most part affect the class, but you can see what’s different here.
Next Up: OpenStudy
— The Mechanical MOOC
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