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The best apps to learn programming

Updated: Dec 12, 2022



Anyone who is involved in programming knows how time-consuming it is to learn a new programming language. Therefore, it is great if you can learn a new programming language flexibly and from anywhere. Therefore, we have taken a closer look at some apps with which you can learn programming.


Code Pirate (Android, iOS)

The Code Pirate app is characterized by a very detailed description of the individual topics of a programming language. With the exercises, learned knowledge can be tested and deepened. Code Pirate currently offers courses for the technologies Swift, Python, and Java, web development with Javascript, HTML and CSS, JavaScript and SQL will be published soon. New programming languages will follow regularly. The app is available for iOS and Android.


Py (Android, iOS)

With Py, even absolute beginners can learn programming relatively easily. Py is great for accommodating learning processes in everyday life. There are many free courses for Swift, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and more.

The app is well designed. You have to solve puzzles or write small programs yourself to collect points. Depending on the completed courses and the score, you reach higher levels and get new tasks with a higher degree of difficulty. Py is only available in English for Android and iOS.


Programming Hub (Android, iOS)

Among other things, the App Programming Hub has over 5,000 code samples, over 20 courses, and a compiler built into the app. You can learn Swift, Java, C++, JavaScript, HTML, Python, and many more programming languages with the app. The app is available in Ebglish and it is available for Android and iOS.


Mimo (Android, iOS)

Another very good app is Mimo. Here, you can define a personal learning goal quite detailed at the beginning and the app creates a corresponding curriculum based on the selection. Available languages include Swift, Kotlin, Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, SQL, Python, Java, PHP, C#, R, C++, React.

The free Basic Mode can only be used in a very limited way. However, there is the option to sign up for a Premium Subscription to get access to all features.


SoloLearn (Android, iOS)

With SoloLearn you can learn programming in the community. You can learn programming languages like Kotlin, Swift, Ruby, C++, Java, C#, JavaScript, C, PHP, among others. In addition, there are also pure web design languages such as HTML and CSS. Because of the community, you can get along well as a beginner and as an advanced programmer in case of problems. What we also like, you can also add lessons yourself.

The app is free and available for Android and iOS.


Swift Playgrounds (iOS)

With the app Swift Playgrounds you can playfully learn programming in the Apple language Swift. The app is specially developed for the iPad.

The structure of the app is kept very simple and through repetition, what has already been learned is once again deepened. Little by little, you can build complete programs. In later levels, more difficult functions, instructions, and algorithms are added. With the app you really get a very good feel for what programming with Swift means. The app is available for free for iOS.


Conclusion: There are some apps with which you can learn the basics of a programming language very well. The decision for an app depends of course on the particular programming language that you want to learn. The apps offer a great supplement, because you can use them flexibly and wherever you have some time. However, if you want to bring your own skills to a professional level, then an app alone is not enough in our opinion. Nevertheless, they are very good for building a solid foundation and getting to know the special features of a programming language.



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