SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeFights announced the launch today of Code Arcade, a new mode on its gamified coding platform that brings the thrill of arcade games to programming tasks. Code Arcade represents CodeFights' commitment to making the process of honing coding skills as much fun as possible, and in doing so, to transform the way companies hire with skill-based recruiting.
CodeFights is a community of over 500,000 developers who use the platform to improve their skills and compete against friends, coworkers and strangers alike. The company created Code Arcade to deliver a highly fun, engaging and exhilarating learning experience. Arcade games are beloved and addictive because players are prompted to complete tasks of increasing difficulty by mastering certain skills—all while absorbed in an imaginative world with exciting new things to discover. Code Arcade was built with this concept at its core.
In Code Arcade, players are presented with a map that contains different locations, each revolving around a specific topic of core programming and computer science. Players unlock the map as they go by completing tasks at each location. The "Intro Gates" contain 8 tasks on basic programming topics. To unlock new locations, players have to earn two stars at previously unlocked locations by solving tasks. The challenges get progressively more difficult and complex, pushing players to sharpen their skills every step of the way.
"Games are most engaging when they keep you on the border of challenging yet doable tasks at all times," said Tigran Sloyan, Founder and CEO of CodeFights. "Learning follows a similar pattern. You learn well when you are pushed to an unfamiliar area that is still understandable, but a little out of your comfort zone. We have tried to keep the difficulty progression of tasks and locations balanced enough for you to have fun while learning and improving your coding skills."
CodeFights plans to continue expanding the map beyond core programming skills to include more specialized locations such as Web and Mobile Development, Databases, Machine Learning, Architecture and Design, and DevOps.
Code Arcade not only makes programming more entertaining, but also strengthens CodeFights' recruiting capabilities. CodeFights presents frontend and backend engineers with challenges and automatically evaluates their work. Coders who excel on the platform have the opportunity to connect with partner companies who are looking to quickly, effectively and affordably hire qualified, diverse candidates. Code Arcade opens up new opportunities for players to engage, learn and improve, which broadens and deepens the talent pool for companies looking to fill in-demand engineering jobs. CodeFights works with around 50 companies, including Uber, Dropbox, Quora, Asana, and Evernote. All these businesses have to do is sign up and CodeFights will connect them to pre-qualified, vetted candidates within a week.
CodeFights is a San Francisco based technology startup aiming to change the way we learn and measure professional skills. It applies core game mechanics to transform learning and honing skills like programming into a fun and addictive game while helping talented people from all backgrounds to find amazing new opportunities.
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