Seq21Oct13: Mailed 10 October 2013.
What will we be using?
Their Python exercises, of course. These are fairly 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
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