On Codecademy

A number of recent articles in tech journalism have referenced the popularity of Codecademy; I’d like to kindly remind audiences that what is popular is not necessarily good. There are a number of questions that, as both an educator and as a student, I feel Codecademy must address before it can become a tool worthy …

FizzBuzz

As you probably already know, FizzBuzz is frequently used as a test to illustrate a minimum level of programming comprehension. The program was also Codecademy’s first challenge for Code Year, which seems odd given that I was able to complete the challenge – but I’m not so sure it illustrates adequacy. The Code Code comments …