"I’m fairly convinced that those who love Codecademy and see it as the great new way to learn how to code already know how to code. (Either that or they’ve just tackled the first two lessons.) And as such, this seems like a tool that can really only benefit those who are already programmers.
That’s a shame and a missed opportunity. We need to help extend the skills of programming to others who aren’t tech elites — to girls, to minority youth, for starters."