Wednesday, 19 February 2014


Have you heard about the CodeCombat game?

I guess NO.

The browser game teaches you how to code in Javascript by having you input the commands to play a game.

It's really an interesting game that I'll recommend for Enthusiast of software programmer like me.

All those strings and symbols simply look like a mess to the untrained eye, and can be a bit off-putting to anyone who's toying with the idea of learning how to code. It can be boring and uninteresting for script kiddies (Novice).

However, it's not nearly as difficult as it looks — if only
one can find the right delivery method. That's it the key behind it.

Codecademy does a pretty good job, but one group of programmers wanted to make it a little more accessible.

George Saines, Scott Erickson and Nick Winter, who wrote Japanese and Chinese written language-learning app Skritter in 2008, launched the game last year. It was actually born of the Skritter experience:

when making the app, Saines got frustrated with his inability to make his ideas come to life, and at the same time observed his housemate growing bored of Codecademy.
The problem, Saines realised, that slow, methodical lessons weren't always as effective as putting those skills into practice.

"Need to learn to code? You don't need lessons. You need to write a lot of code and
have a great time doing it,"

the team writes on their web page. "That's what programming is about. It's gotta be fun. Not fun like 'yay a badge' but fun like 'NO MOM I HAVE TO FINISH THE LEVEL!'

That's why CodeCombat is a multiplayer game, not a
gamified lesson course. We won't stop until you can't stop — but this time, that's a good thing."

Each of the game's levels has you coding towards a specific goal — collecting a mushroom so that you grow strong enough to beat a giant ogre, for instance, or leading
soldiers to do battle, or escaping from a dungeon.

Each level is also given a difficulty rating out of five stars — the hardest being the dreaded Gridmancer.
And there's always more on the way. The project went open source last month and,
since then, programmers have been contributing with bugfixes, pull requests,upgrades and patches to keep the levels ticking along.

It seems to work best in
Chrome. The game is free to play, and anyone can jump in and have a go.

Like one of my mentors Jide Ogunsanya will say:

"Practice makes Perfect... but Perfect Practice makes Perfection"

Develop your skill in programming... C'mon guys...

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