Google is democratizing coding by turning it into an engaging educational mobile game, providing a user-friendly curriculum that teaches the basics of JavaScript

To make the practice more accessible to the inexperienced, Google has launched a game called Grasshopper aimed at teaching adults how to code for free and at their convenience. By turning coding into an engaging mobile game, Grasshopper is getting rid of the usual barriers to learning the trade: time, accessibility and the associated costs.

According to TIME,  five thousand people graduated from Grasshopper’s JavaScript Fundamentals course during the app’s testing phase. For those who complete the game in its entirety, Google provides a list of courses and programs as the next step. The game covers the basics of JavaScript as well as some of the building blocks of programming.

“By the end of using Grasshopper’s current curriculum, you should be familiar with core programming concepts and feel confident playing around within this playground to build interactive animations,” reads the Grasshopper FAQ. Grasshopper is available for Android and iOs.

Grasshopper

To make the practice more accessible to the inexperienced, Google has launched a game called Grasshopper aimed at teaching adults how to code for free and at their convenience. By turning coding into an engaging mobile game, Grasshopper is getting rid of the usual barriers to learning the trade: time, accessibility and the associated costs.

According to TIME,  five thousand people graduated from Grasshopper’s JavaScript Fundamentals course during the app’s testing phase. For those who complete the game in its entirety, Google provides a list of courses and programs as the next step. The game covers the basics of JavaScript as well as some of the building blocks of programming.