Hello! If you are here, halfway is already done! You are reading a text that will help you to save the world (and become a programmer).
First of all, to move through our incredible story, you need to Sign Up at the website. As soon as you do this, you will get 40 viruses! "Viruses" is our currency, you will use them to unlock chapters of the story and other hidden treasures of Codeasy. Here is where you can find a number of your viruses:
To start education — click on the first chapter. We will ask you whether you are ready to spend viruses to start education. Be brave, say "Yes"!
After clicking "Yes," you'll spend some viruses and immediately dive into the story. On your way, you'll meet tasks with a "Code" buttons. If eventually, you solve a task, you'll get the indicated amount of Viruses and Leaderboard points. Viruses are used to unlock chapters and get a mentor's help. Leaderboard points are used to find your place on the Leaderboard.
You need to click the "Code" button to start coding. Task description is above the code area. If your program needs any input — provide it in the input field. When you've finished writing code and want to check it — click the "Run" button. The results appear in the results field. If you want to resize the coding area — there is a little handle for this as well.
After you run the task, it can be either correct or wrong. Messages that tell you the result will appear above the coding area. If the problem is solved correctly, you can click the "Compare" button and compare your code with Codeasy team's code. In case of difficulties, you have a unique possibility to talk to Senior developers from Codeasy and ask for help. This feature is called "Ask Mentor," you can use it by pressing the button with the logical name: "Ask mentor" or by following this link: Slack group You can read more about how to ask correct questions on our how to ask mentors page.
If your code does not solve the task — you will get an error message and a hint button. Press it, and you will get several hints on how to solve the problem.
Once you solve 80% of the tasks in the chapter - it will be marked with a "Solved" mark. Hovering chapter will show your progress. You can also check your position on the Leaderboard.
If you run out of viruses, you can always refill your viruses balance in Codeasy shop. For this — click on the virus counter in the top-right corner of the website.
Don't forget, that by buying viruses, you support Codeasy and help to save the world from machines invasion!
Good luck and have fun!