Learn and Practice Web Programming with Mozilla Thimble
As I have become more involved with learning and teaching web programming, it has become evident that there are a lot of initial hurdles that can overwhelm beginners. Previewing projects is not an intuitive process for many beginners and actually publishing projects to the internet requires beginners to find server space and understand how to post the project to this server space. While it is easy to take this for granted once you have done it a few times, it makes it hard for beginners to feel that they are immediately seeing progress. As learning web programming has exploded in popularity, new tools are emerging to streamline this process. Mozilla has jumped into this field with Thimble. Created as part of Mozilla’s Webmaker project, which aims to help people learn to code, Thimble eliminates many of the initial complications that face new web programmers and make it easy to jump right into a project.