I really like the site. Though I can do some programming already, I didn’t mind the hand-holding at all (honestly, I would have occasionally been, ahem, screwed up without it). But hey, it must be the best entry-level resource around! Interactive coding courses, yeah, I have heard about those, people go to school to learn stuff INTERACTIVELY, nothing new here. But at home?? Where’s all the follow-the-tutorial-and-keep-your-brain-shut stuff? Oh, it tells you when you do something wrong? It cheers you up?? Y-y-you get BADGES?! I had three courses of C and another three courses of ++ back in school and NOT-A-SINGLE-BADGE!! I’m gonna tell ’em next September, I got SIXTEEN badges for a two-hour sitdown at home, now, where-are-my-C-badges?
Simply put, if you’re a beginning coder, my best advice is: GOTO codecademy.com.