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General Discussion

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

Pearl lessons?

Hi, so glad I finally shilled out the money for the subscription to this unbelievable site, but I noticed two languages that don't have a central focus as of yet that seem critical for coding: C++ & Perl. Does the site plan on adding lessons for these languages soon, and eventually comprehensive tracks?

Casey Clayton
Casey Clayton
16,708 Points

This site is more for web based programming and development. Although both Pearl and C++ can be used for this they are not the main languages that are used. The main ones are Ruby, PHP, and Python, python will be here in the future along with plenty of other languages, just give them time.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

chris salvi - It's C++ and Perl not c+ or pearl.

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

Sorry James, the C++ was a typo and was unaware of the pearl/perl distinction. I always viewed this site as a competitor and better than code academy in many ways (although one thing I do like about code academy is more useful responses in the text editor if you make an error), and I figured it would be natural to add these lessons for subscribers, but if Im mistaken and this is not the intention of the site that is fine as well.

1 Answer

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

Sorry James, the C++ was a typo and was unaware of the pearl/perl distinction. I always viewed this site as a competitor and better than code academy in many ways (although one thing I do like about code academy is more useful responses in the text editor if you make an error), and I figured it would be natural to add these lessons for subscribers, but if Im mistaken and this is not the intention of the site that is fine as well.

Casey Clayton
Casey Clayton
16,708 Points

I would keep my eyes open if I were you because I have a feeling that they will eventually have Perl and C++, along with many others. Click Here to view the roadmap of things to come if you want to know what the plans are for future courses as of now.

Casey Clayton
Casey Clayton
16,708 Points

As far as C++ goes I didn't know if they would or not but with Perl being a pretty used web language I would expect them to eventually teach it along with .Net languages as they seem to be popular too, at least when I am job hunting.

Casey Clayton
Casey Clayton
16,708 Points

Hm isn't letting me edit my posts, just making the post I click edit on disappear until I refresh but nothing in the box here to edit, odd little bug. Anyway Chris keep in mind that Ruby is a very powerful language and can be used for more than just web app programming, and once you learn one programming language and get good it becomes much easier to learn other languages such as C++, it's just a matter of learning Synax and a few other key differences.

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

yes that is my experience, even though it shows that I have very little 'points' on this site I spent about a year toying around with the various lessons on code academy so I have some experience with python and ruby. I asked about C++ because objective-C is a variant of C++ from what I understand, and most people I've spoken to say it is best to start learning some C++ before delving into objective. This is clearly relevant because this site positions itself as a way to build ios apps, and it seems like itd be powerful to know how to code native apps for ios since that seems to be the goldrush, but it's merely a suggestion as a user not some critique. Overall I love this site like I said.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

chris salvi -

> This is clearly relevant because this site positions itself as a way to build ios apps, and it seems like itd be powerful to know how to code native apps for ios

Good news! The Objective-C Foundations course, scheduled to come out next week.