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Google To Teach Coding to Adults Via A Game

Google To Teach Coding to Adults Via A Game

"Coding is becoming such an essential skill, and we want to make it possible for everyone to learn even when life gets busy". But when it comes to adults, the options to learn how to code start to look a lot less like fun and a lot more like classwork. It has been over nine months that Google was trying to bring a change in the situation through a game "Grasshopper". Although five thousand people have already graduated from Grasshopper's JavaScript Fundamentals course while the app has been in testing, the search giant is revealing it and making it publicly available for the first time on Wednesday. Now, a team has built an app called Grasshopper that makes it easy to learn to code right from your phone. Since Google conducted on the adults of U.S., the vital issue they spoke about was that they had given up on coding due to the time issues.

Grasshopper is the best way to start your coding adventure with fun, quick games on your phone that teach you to write real JavaScript. There is also a Code Playground section where they can test their own codes and create whatever they like. After completing the courses in Grasshopper syllabus, Google wants the players/users to continue the study in computer coding field. Time, access, and money were the three main barriers which were focussed on Google.

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Grasshopper App teaches fundamentals of coding initially, asks users to solve coding puzzles, conduct quizzes to get familiar with coding principles and analyse the user's standard and instructs them to develop. Citing a survey of current Grasshopper users, Laura Holmes, founder of Grasshopper and a senior product manager at Google, said that most people interested in learning how to code are hoping to do so to further their career. Google isn't trying to replace applications like Codeacademy but aims to offer a place where the users can identify and take the very first step towards coding.


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