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Kid, 12 years old September 3, 2012
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12
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LEARNING

Brilliant for learning code

I tried this and it's actually pretty fun! It's actually called "codecademy", not "codeacademy" by the way.
Teen, 16 years old Written byGraceNut January 24, 2013
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13
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LEARNING

Codecademy is Fantastic

As an extensive user of Codecademy, I have been thoroughly satisfied with the service they provide. It is in their terms of service that the site is for individuals 13yrs and up, which is not something that they enforce, and from my experience interacting with the staff, I don't believe they really feel that it is an issue. But, to be a completely legal user, you should be at least thirteen years old. Not only do they have an excellent method of teaching, they also have moderators for the Q&A Forums that do a wonderful job of responding to users that are having issues, as well as keeping the Forums clear of spam and unwholesome content. I very highly recommend the site, as a way of learning to code second only to personal training.
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Kid, 12 years old November 11, 2013
AGE
12
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Hard at first, but amazing

I started coding a few years ago, and I wasn't very successful. It's very difficult to grasp, but after I got the hang of it, I finally realized how websites and apps are really made. Codecademy continues to prove amazing!
Kid, 11 years old January 17, 2015
AGE
11
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LEARNING

Coding awesomeness

This site provides access to learning how to code in over 6 programming languages, and also courses for animating their name to creating websites! Take your tweens/teens to this site. These skills are useful, people.
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Teen, 14 years old Written bythesocialproject August 22, 2014
AGE
12
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LEARNING

it's OK

I think this website is really well coded and designed they use very good color schemes and the layout is decent. I went onto this website to learn code mainly python and java. I thought the lessons where decent at first but they get ridiculous and once you get to the higher levels you realized non of the information made sense earlier and these lessons are just making it more and more confusing. They tell you how to do the code but prior to that they don't tell what the importance of what your doing is or how it effects the code they just pretty much say, here do these variables and we hope you learn something. If you really want to learn code and you don't have money this is the best place to go that I've found so far. Also the lack of coding languages they have available is quite sad they don't have c++, lua, etc your better off buying some sort of text book. I am nearly finished with the python lesson and I still don't know what the use of bolleans are and how to make a string. Almost all of there lessons make little to no sense and you have to guess on what to do. One lesson they told me to just use two asterisks to find the answer to a problem and it would equal 1 but I still don't get how the two asterisks work. I'm only continuing to complete the lessons because me and a couple of my friends are producing a video game and this is what was recommended to me to learn python. I am most certainly not happy with this website. Don't get me started about the Q&A section it's completely unorganized if you mis-click on the wrong answer you have to close the tab and relaunch the Q&A section. The community is good and most people are willing to help you.