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Learning to code — or thinking about it? Here’s how to get started, plus tips and tricks for staying motivated.

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What is an API?

03/09/2018
By Phil Sturgeon

Ask most developers what an API is and you’ll probably get lost in a sea of acronyms. Before thinking it’s all over your head, read this explainer.

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Getting Started with Git

06/06/2013
By Codecademy Team

Git is a Version Control System (VCS), a tool used by coders around the world to keep track of their code and the changes they have made to it. Here’s how to get started.

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Code in the Classroom

05/31/2013
By Codecademy Team

This is an excerpt of an article by Jon L. Denby of NYU explaining a Coding 101 course using our […]

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Getting Comfortable in the Terminal: Linux

05/30/2013
By Codecademy Team

When you hear the word “command line”, “terminal,” or “little window that tells a computer what to do but only has a flashing cursor in it,” what comes to mind? Do you scream and hide under your bed? Or do you look at me inquisitively and wonder why I would bring such a scary thing up?

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Invisible Stumbling Blocks

05/08/2012
By Codecademy Team

There is an interesting paradox in teaching: the better you know a subject, the harder it is to talk to beginners. Experience means you have forgotten what tripped you up when you were a beginner.