Just wondering, is anyone else doing the lessons and tutorials at codeyear.com? Any absolute beginners ? How are you finding it all so far?
I've just completed this week's excersizes, and I've got to say it's quite a lot to take in. They've thrown a whole lot of OOP concepts in (objects, methods, inheritance, private/public etc) just this week. I might even do it again, just to let it sink in a bit better.
I got a few of my graphic design buddies to take part in Codeyear and learn some scripting/programming, but they dropped out after the first week. I'm not an absolute beginner with programming, but I did think that they were rushing through the basic concepts pretty darn quick for the first few lessons. No hand holding whatsoever. I think they have realised that however, since the last few weeks were basically revision and covering and explaining some of the concepts presented earlier.
There were some other early hiccups too (which still happens occasionally, apparently) where it would report your code as incorrect when it was fine, and you'd have no way to progress further with the lesson. I could imagine that would be extremely frustrating for people trying to learn this stuff for the first time.
Anyway, let me know what you think...