Online Tutorial Tool – Code Academy

Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 8 different programming languages including PythonPHPjQueryJavaScriptAngularJS, and Ruby, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS. As of January 2014, the site had over 24 million users who had completed over 100 million exercises.

Python is a general-purpose and object-oriented interpreted language, you can use for countless standalone projects or scripting. Since 2003, Python has consistently ranked in the top ten most popular programming languages as measured by the TIOBE Programming Community Index.

This Python online tutorial is very good for complete beginners. It has very clear instructions and exercises. The tutorial is designed to be completed within one week but please feel free to work through the materials at your leisure.

  1. Go to Code Academy and work through Python Syntax, then Tip Calculator.
  2. In Python Syntax, you have a tutorial and exercises to the programming concepts
  3. In Tip Calculator, you use those programming concepts to write a program. 

 Suggested Schedule

Day 1

Conditional and Control Flow (including PygLatin)

Functions and Taking a Vacation

Day 2

Lists and Functions (including Battleship!)

Loops and Practice Makes Perfect

Day 3

Advanced Topics in Python (including Introduction to Bitwise Operators)

Day 4

Introduction to Classes

Day 5

File Input and Output

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