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Code School

Online Code School Platform

Published 04/10/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Code School is an online learning tool for aspiring developers. The application provides four practical path options to its student users. These include Ruby, Java Script, HTML/CSS and iOS. Visitors can click each path to view the tree of courses related to it. Some courses are labeled as free to whet the user’s appetite for knowledge. Each tree shows a recommended order along with relationships between some courses so the user can see what they need to complete to reach their learning goals. Users also earn badges for successful completion of courses. The Code TV area gives users access to a collection of supplemental video material. Each video features a screencast focused on subjects related to the main paths.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Code School was founded in February of 2011. The application has earned many complements. Some users and reviewers noted that access to all courses is a nice touch. Courses also utilize a different layout than the others, which makes the experience more unique and authentic as the user works through each. Some users felt that the fee for some of the individual courses was a bit high, but this is offset by the all-in-one subscription option.

What are the differences to other apps?

Code School is a unique application that gives users a great learning opportunity. The service has lots of personality and includes a few of the most highly sought tech subjects. The interface is user friendly and modern with unique visual elements that don’t distract. Users have more flexibility by choosing to buy a specific course or subscribing to get them all. Code School provides a versatile way to learn on a budget.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

Code School has an upbeat look that is very original. Vibrant graphics and interface elements make the experience more personal and interesting. The material is generally reliable. Many sleek fonts and graphs are used and really enhance the visual appeal of the application. It takes no time to learn how to access video content and course material. The user can focus more of their energy on the actual learning process and less on figuring out how to get to class.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can click the teal “Create Free Account” button in the upper, right corner of the Code School homepage. The short form on the following page requires an email address, username and password. The user is automatically signed in to their new account and can access their dashboard. Three round icons are available below the registration form for users who prefer to sign up with a GitHub, Facebook or Google Plus account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Code School gives users two ways to access courses. The first way is to purchase individual courses. The al la carte version can get rather costly because some courses cost upwards of $50 each. The second option is better for the frugal student. Users can subscribe for $25 per month to receive access to all courses. There are no contracts so the user can cancel their subscription at any time.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Code School is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn Ruby, iOS, JavaScript or HTML/CSS. Elective courses are also offered that teach Git, R language and Chrome DevTools. The monthly subscription makes the material accessible to students on a tight budget. The sign up process is completely hassle-free and users are not restricted to specific courses when subscribing. Aspiring developers will really appreciate what Code School has to offer.

  • No installation required to access classes
  • Covers many popular subjects including Ruby and iOS
  • One subscription provides access to all current courses
  • Code TV page lists supplemental video content
  • Hands on approach to learning

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Code School contact details

Postal address:
189 Orange ave.
suite 2010
Orlando, FL, 32801

Code School pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $25.00




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