Author PhotoBy Greg Knoke, Developer Relations

Cross-posted on the Google Apps Developer Blog.

The most challenging part of learning anything new is often simply getting started. Unfortunately, when it comes to programming, the first few minutes (or more) are often occupied with cumbersome details such as setting up an environment, which results in very little time spent actually writing code. We were certain there must be a better way.

Code School has been doing exciting things with learning to program online. This is why we decided to team up with them to create a way for developers to learn to use the Google Drive API, with no setup required. In the new Discover Drive course, you can learn at your own pace from your web browser. You’ll spend less time fussing with coding environments and more time writing code.

To find out what the course is all about, go check it out at Code School. Happy coding!


Greg Knoke is a Technical Writer in the Google Drive Developer Relations Team. Prior to joining Google, he worked as a scientist developing image and signal processing algorithms. His current interests include new technologies, content management, information architecture, cooking, music, and photography.

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