Each language’s tutorial is divided into a number of exercises. Each exercise provides an introductory explanation and provides an exercise to the user. Users submit a response to each exercise, and the site grades the response. The site displays an overall tutorial progress bar and indicates which tutorials have not yet been completed by the user.
The HTML tutorial, for example, provides eleven exercises, covering different tag types like paragraph, header, anchor, image, line break, horizontal line and text formatting.
“Within just a few days of opening the service to the public, hundreds of people have already signed up,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “The layout is clean and inviting, and the content is perfect for beginner and intermediate skill levels. We want to introduce more people to programming so that they can discover for themselves it is fun. People that already know a few script languages will find it a nice review.”
From the tutorial site, users can also access other services and utilities, like Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 certification, BGP toolkit and IPv4/IPv6 looking glass. For additional information on the new site and to sign up, please visit http://code.he.net.
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