So, it seems I’ve been gone from this blog for a while. However, I haven’t been entirely inactive when it comes to trying new online things. I’ve recently started Codecademy, the website full of free courses in website building and programming languages.
I’m not a complete beginner when it comes to coding – well, web coding at least. I’ve always known a bit of html from back when Neopets offered tutorials in it (yes, the browser game/roleplay site with all the knock-off Pokemon stuff – it had pages of tutorials for kids and they were great) and I learned quite a bit of CSS during WordPress courses at Madlab. In addition I learned small amounts of C++ whilst doing my undergraduate degree, and I have always regretted that I didn’t take the opportunity to learn it properly while I had the chance.
So far, I’ve had the opportunity to go over basic and more complex CSS, and I’ve started learning Ruby. It’s really fascinating to finally start to see how web applications actually work on the inside, and I’m definitely going to pursue this further. There’s a whole host of programming languages available on the site, but I’d like to get proficient in Ruby first, build it into a site, and then go from there.