When developing Grasshopper, Google concentrated on three principles making it difficult for grown-ups to learn how to code: Time, access, and cash. Turning coding lessons into something more like a smartphone game makes them easier to fit into a busy schedule.
“Coding is becoming such an essential skill, and we want to make it possible for everyone to learn even when life gets busy.“We made Grasshopper to enable people to like you get into coding in a fun and simple way, we put Grasshopper on a phone so you can turn your commute or wait in line for a learning minute,” the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.
- 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 utilizing the well known D3 library, defining functions, callback functions, and animations.
- Animations II – Creating more complex functions utilizing D3 and the topics from The Fundamentals course.
When learning a new skill, the key is practice and the Grasshopper application will ask you how frequently you need to learn. You can choose to have Grasshopper remind you to log in once a day, every other day, or twice a week – or not at all. You can change the reminders in the settings if you need to get more or less reminders as you advance through the course.
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Following a couple of minutes utilizing Grasshopper, I’m really thinking this is genuinely awesome. The Grasshopper group says that the application will stay free you can take in more about the application on the Grasshopper site. The best part about Grasshopper is that it’s free of cost and does not contain ads or in-app purchases. Also, the interface is quite interactive to help beginners in grasping the fundamentals of coding through fun, quick lessons on their phone.