“What’s cooler: music or computer programming?” I asked Will.i.am, one of the founding members of the iconic hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. “Coding,” he replied instantly. “By about 10 times. A trillion times.”
Journeyman Leo was learning to code with the help of 23-year old software engineer Patrick McConlogue. The NYPD arrested him for trespassing yesterday morning, but the community outcry fueled a quick release.
Now, you’ll be able to soak in Treehouse’s coursework from just about anywhere. Lessons include everything from professionally produced instructional videos to an IDE for coding on the go.
“Imagine I’m relaxing on the beach and get a notification saying the servers are down. I open up Binary, fix a couple lines of code, push the changes, and get back to playing with the dogs on the beach,” says creator Darshan Shankar.
Online developer training portal Pluralsight takes $27.5M in its first round of funding.
Buying Christmas cards is way too easy — nothing says you care like making them yourself. But if scissors, glue, and small flat bits of dead tree are all too 19th century for you, Codeacademy has the solution: Code Cards.
Our six different courses combine for hundreds of lectures and over 70 hours of curriculum on writing code for websites, iOS games and applications, Ruby on Rails, PS6, and more.
Old-fashioned paper resumes are starting to disappear, and Coderwall has a plan to replace them. The startup creates resumes for coders and developers that show off how great they are at the jobs they already have. Using gamification, developers can earn badges for projects they accomplish and skills they’ve obtained, also know as “geek cred.”
Codecademy, the white-hot startup that teaches even total novices how to code, has launched a new tool: Creators lets anyone create a course on Codecademy and teach technology to over a million budding developers.
Mykonos Software sets “tar traps” to catch of cyber criminals trying to hack your Web app. The company announced a $4 million first round of funding today.
Web development and basic coding skills shouldn’t be the mysterious domain of a handful of overpaid engineers, and if the Codecademy founders have anything to say about it, the boundaries of that domain will soon be rapidly expanding.