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April 28, 2018

What is a Code Academy? And what is Codecademy? Code Academy vs. Codecademy

By Jay Wengrow, CEO of Actualize

I just thought I might clear up the air in case there was any confusion.

There are various venues for learning to code, and they basically fall under one of two categories:

1. Live courses (either in-person or online).

2. Online platforms (i.e. websites with educational content on it).

The first category - live courses, are commonly referred to as coding bootcamps, code bootcamps, code schools, or code academies.

The second category - online platforms - are sometimes referred to as MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) or online coding tutorials.

Now, it just so happens that the world's most popular online platform (the second category) happens to have the brand name: Codecademy. This is a confusing word, as the first "A" from Academy is missing. It's spelled: C - O - D - E - C - A - D - E - M - Y, and can be found at

This is not to be confused with a code academy, which usually refers to an actual live school. Actualize is a code academy, namely, a live course with live instructors and classmates.

That's all for now! There's been confusion around this for quite awhile, so hopefully this article can help shed some light on things.

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