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Grasshopper: Google’s new application helps beginners learn JavaScript coding

Google’ new Grasshopper app features several courses, including The Fundamentals,” where users get started with coding.

tech Updated: Apr 20, 2018 09:12 IST
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Grasshopper app is available for Android and iOS users for free. (REUTERS)

Google has introduced a new mobile application that makes it easier for beginners to learn coding. Featuring mini games and quizzes, the Grasshopper application is available for free on Google and Apple app stores.

Grasshopper has been developed by a team of coders from Google’s workshop for experimental products - “Area 120”.

“Coding is becoming such an essential skill, and we want to make it possible for everyone to learn even when life gets busy. We made Grasshopper to help folks like you get into coding in a fun and easy way,” the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.

“We put Grasshopper on a phone so you can turn your commute or waiting in line into a learning moment,” it added.

The goal is to get coders proficient in the basics and core concepts, so they can take the next steps in their coding education, TechCrunch reported.

Till date, “Area 120” has released innovations like “Advr” -- an advertising format for virtual reality; personal stylist “Tailor”; emoji messenger “Supersonic”; a job-matching service in Bangladesh, a booking tool called “Appointments”; and the YouTube co-watching app “UpTime”.

The app offers several courses, beginning with “The Fundamentals,” where users learn how code works.

Grasshopper have two more courses where coders learn to draw shapes using the D3 library, and later create more complex functions using D3.

First Published: Apr 19, 2018 12:41 IST