I feel more and more like now is one of the best times to want to learn anything, programming included. But you guys really are making it so easy for the next generations of programmers to learn the right way.
Thanks for this. I hope it makes the kind of impact it is capable of.
The project I'm working on wants to send SMS messages to clients, but we postponed that for v2. But after seeing the example for Twilio I'll heavily recommend we implement this feature now, as it seems very straightforward and will be a major upsell for our startup.
My brother is studying Comp Sci (well in Bolivia it's called Ingenieria de Sistemas - less b-tress more ASP.Net), and I really want him to learn Ruby and become happier with his work.
I'd love to see them do something on OAuth / Twitter. I find that stuff very confusing.
Will dig into API stuff once I actually finish the other basics.
Unfortunately this means I'm having all sorts of data integrity issues: for example, I can't access the third lesson in the Parse track, which is showing 9/4 exercises done. I'm also having trouble finishing several exercises in these courses, due to puzzling errors and, possibly, flawed tests.
But, wrinkles aside, I think these lectures are a brilliant way to generate leads: I subscribed to pretty much every service that has course on its API (Parse, Twilio, NPR...).
Could you try the Parse course again? I fixed an issue a few minutes ago that may have cleared up your problem.
And please continue sending in tester reports on the other bugs you mentioned. We & our API partners would love to fix them up.
I'll check tomorrow if I'm still having issues with Twilio. I also got my provision rejected from Sendgrid, but I'm trying to solve this on my own. EDIT: Solved!
Thank you again for these wonderful courses!
I also wish they would fix their current classes. A couple of bugs are keeping me from finishing their Jquery and web(original) tracks. I emailed them about it, but still doesn't work.
Based on open source repl.it
Also, its quite likely that one would be using jQuery (or some other lib.) to do all of this in practice.
Previously Facebook has introduced API breaking changes pretty regularly, so it would be challenging at best. They've made a commitment for 2013 that breaks will only happen quarterly so it should be safer for Codecademy to commit soon.