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Welcome To Codecademy

First time on our site? Start here to learn how to use our platform and write some basic code with JavaScript.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    <1 hour
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Have you heard that coding is an exciting skill to learn, but you aren’t sure where to start?

This course is the perfect place to start if you are brand new to coding. You will get comfortable using our interactive coding platform and write your first few lines of code!

Along the way, you will learn how to animate your name using JavaScript.

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The platform

Hands-on learning

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Welcome To Codecademy course ratings and reviews

4.34 out of 5 stars
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  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
    Chris
    Codecademy Learner @ USA
  • I felt like I learned months in a week. I love how Codecademy uses learning by practice and gives great challenges to help the learner to understand a new concept and subject.
    Rodrigo
    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
    John-Andrew
    Codecademy Learner @ USA

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