@Liza @ ALL OTHER CODERS
Alright, as a 3 year long hopscotcher, I've seen this app grow and expand, and I loved that it was free. It kept me brushed up in coding... but I kinda lost touch of it now.. plus now we have separation with this sub program, Premium projects, and simplistic projects. This is what I say...
Hopscotch is a platform for you to start, getting the sub won't help you any more.
Start to learn script coding... those AAA games aren't made from block coding, and NASA probably doesn't use a simple block script to make their satellites work.
- Start with Python or ruby, there are MILLIONS of free/really cheap resources to get your started, and a lot of places use this regularly. You have simple basics down if you are considering the sub, python/ruby will be easy to pick up, then you can start going from there, as once you have the shell of coding python/ruby, you can pick up any language much easier.
Or does gaming appeal to you? Pick up some simple game creation engines, and learn that! C++ or HTML5 helps you learn the material
Possibly you want to be a web designer, and help small businesses get there start? Pick up HTML/HTML5, SQL (pronounced sequel), and/or Ruby on Rails (or Rails for short)
- From there, goto Code Academy, they are free, and have a bunch of courses for you to pick to help you learn.
- GO BY THE BOOK! Pick up some books or read the documentary on the code (Basically all the functions and basics for the code, and what they do, (IT IS NOT A HISTORY/SCIENCE VIDEO))
- You have basics, a place you want to work in, now it is time to up your game: If your local Highschool has a course to learn coding, TAKE IT! It will be a nice change of pace, and harder, plus will teach you new things. If you are in college (I doubt you are if you are here...) or under Highschool... There are lots of cheap- moderate priced courses that you can take online, that are AMAZING to take. skilledup or linda can help your find the courses you need to expand your knowledge.
Im going to slow down a bit...
Do research... a lot of people quit learning, since they learn some basics, then the coding lang doesn't do what they want it do to do. Make sure you are learning the right language for you.
Get Help... there are forums out there to help you with your language, and other sources to help you crosscheck your code, just search for it!
Is this want you want to do? Do what I said if you want this to be a job, or a major hobby for yours... but make sure it is what you want! The economy of the world is slowly changing, and you might need to start picking up jobs, as we might become automatic in what we do in daily life.
To @Liza and the Hopscotch Team :
Start encouraging people to take on bigger languages... there is an extent and a limit to what hopscotch can do. Yes, I know your are a business, but if your goal is to teach people how to code, you have to push them on to start learning bigger and better things. Hopscotch is GREAT! Don't get me wrong, but there is only so many things you can do with blocks. I don't know, maybe have a simple course time to time to learn various languages. The subscription thing just makes things... odd. and hard for others. Help everyone out, and encourage to pursue coding on a bigger scale.
Hopscotch has a limit, and you as coders need to find something and learn something bigger. So do yourself a favor, and go teach yourself better things above blockcoding!
Liza/Hopscotch Team, you are a business, I understand, but the features added can make some frustrated, and others put-down, start encouraging to learn more open and creative languages, so people can do what they want to do, without limits within another app.