January 5, 2012
To code is to create
What’s with the sudden interest in learning code? Even New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has joined the throngs signing up for a special offer at Codecademy.
Gina Trapani offers up some good reasons on her Smarterware blog:
First and foremost, learning to code demystifies tech in a way that empowers and enlightens. When you start coding you realize that every digital tool you have ever used involved lines of code just like the ones you’re writing, and that if you want to make an existing app better, you can do just that with the same foreach and if-then constructs every coder has ever used.
That sounds a little esoteric to me, but I can see her point.
I enjoy knowing that newsonaut is not just my words, but my creation.
Link: Why Learn How to Code (Smarterware)