Python lessons now available from Codecademy

1 Aug 2012

Codecademy, a site where users can learn and teach how to code, is expanding its offerings to now include courses in Python.

Last August, Codecademy brought users an easy introduction to learning JavaScript, HTML, CSS and jQuery. Now, the lessons available on the site are becoming more advanced, as Codecademy has begun offering courses in Python, a high-level but readable programming language that is popular among novice programmers.

This comes in response to requests from the Codecademy community, eager to learn the language used by many developers worldwide and, as with all Codecademy courses, the step-by-step lessons have also been created by users.

Codecademy Labs has been testing the course based on the Python 2.7 syntax since January. The lessons are now available for free to anyone visiting the site, and more languages are set to follow, such as Ruby and PHP.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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