Anyone you ask about the role of computer science in education will tell you that it is non-existent. Unfortunately, and with few exceptions, the curricula of schools and institutes do not include subjects related to programming and development and web design , despite the fact that this is one of the most demanded skills in the current labor market. Learn to program, handle with ease the main languages And being able to get by in the wonderful world of code is of vital importance to the professional of tomorrow. And it’s never too late to learn!
In this article we are not going to talk about books, manuals or boring tutorials on YouTube. We are going to introduce you SoloLearn , an application that turns the learning process into a game of questions and answers. Is completely free, is available in Spanish and has been chosen by Google for the Android Excellence category. If you want to learn HTML, CSS, C ++, Python, Java, C #, Kotlin and other languages, we advise you to continue reading.
SoloLearn has different free courses with the basic programming concepts of the most popular languages . You can access them from the smartphone app (available for both Android and iOS) and from the web. An interesting point is that SoloLearn is cross-platform, so progress will be recorded in your account. In that way, You can practice from any device and keep your progress.
And how it works? Well, very simple. You just have to go to the course menu (icon of the mortarboard) and look for the language that most interests you. You can start with the one you want, but we recommend that you start with HTML , one of the most basic and universal. You will see that, within the course, there are different levels and, within each level, different lessons. Each of them is composed of small readings , which are accompanied by a question to reinforce the knowledge. There are also different tests and challenges that you must solve to move forward.
If you have doubts, the best place to resolve them is the forum or the comments section.
When you finish a course you will receive a small digital diploma that, although it has no official nature, will help you to feel fulfilled. Also, as you progress you will level up and unlock badges , that will motivate you to continue learning and improving your knowledge.
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Finally, to put your knowledge to the test, you have Code Playground , a platform within SoloLearn where you can write your own code, put it to the test (execute it) and share it with the world. There you can develop your first projects and improve your skills. If you want to learn how to program, but do not have time to do a classroom or online course, with SoloLearn you can do it at your own pace and from any platform . Check it out, you have the download link below!