Codeschool is the author of <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Try Ruby</a> and <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Try Git</a>. I just watched the first video in their <a href=”” target=”_blank”>jQuery: First Flight</a> series, and attempted some of the follow-up exercises.

Verdict: I’m impressed! I like the polished look, the try-it-yourself exercises, the gamified set-up (you “earn” points for answering questions correctly and “spend” points on hints), and the fact that you can <a href=”” target=”_blank”>download the slides</a> from each video for reference as you complete the exercises.

I’m not certain yet whether I’m up to paying the $25/month subscription fee for access to their other videos, though; maybe after I’ve completed their three free series, I’ll take a look at the other course offerings.

Bonus: I think they mighty’ve gotten the pianist from <a href=”” target=”_blank”>The Merton Show</a> or something to front all of their introductory videos. The intro songs are all hilarious.

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