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Build a Simple Tip Calculator to Practice Your Python Skills

By Nikhil Abraham

Practice your Python online using the Codecademy website. Codecademy is a free website created in 2011 to allow anyone to learn how to code right in the browser, without installing or downloading any software. Practice tags (and a few more) by following these steps:

  1. Go to Dummies.com Coding All-in-One page, and click the link to Codecademy.
  2. If you have a Codecademy account, sign in.

    Creating an account allows you to save your progress as you work, but it’s optional.

  3. Navigate to and click Python Syntax to practice some basic Python commands.

    Background information is presented in the upper-left portion of the site, and instructions are presented in the lower-left portion of the site.

  4. Complete the instructions in the main coding window.
  5. After you have finished completing the instructions, click the Save and Submit Code button.

    If you have followed the instructions correctly, a green checkmark appears, and you proceed to the next exercise. If an error exists in your code, a warning appears with a suggested fix. If you run into a problem, or have a bug you cannot fix, click the hint, use the Q&A Forum, or tweet @nikhilgabraham and include the hashtag #codingFD. Additionally, you can sign up for updates and explanations for changes to programming language commands.