Google’s San Francisco based incubator, Area 120, has launched their next project, called Grasshopper, which aims to teach you how to code by making it fun and easy.
- The Fundamentals – How code works, calling functions, variables, strings, for loops, arrays, conditionals, operators, objects, and how all these things work together.
- Animations I – Drawing shapes using the popular D3 library, defining functions, callback functions, and animations.
- Animations II – Creating more complex functions using D3 and the topics from The Fundamentals course.
When learning a new skill, the key is practice and the Grasshopper app will ask you how often you wan to learn. You can choose to have Grasshopper remind you to login once a day, every other day, or twice a week – or not at all. You can change the reminders in the settings if you want to get more or less reminders as you progress through the course.
After a few minutes using Grasshopper I’m actually thinking this is fairly great. The Grasshopper team says that the app will remain free you can learn more about the app on the Grasshopper website.