A Discussion of Developing a Programming Education Portal
The dynamically developing IT industry is struggling with the lack of qualified software developers. The number of students in this area could be increased if more youngsters were familiar with programming in the public education system. The developed kodosulosuli.hu portal offers interactive programming courses and coding challenges in three different programming languages: C++, C# and Java for free. Our goal with the design and development of kodolosuli.hu was to give the younger generation the opportunity to learn the basics of programming in a playful way. We started operating the portal in 2016. In this paper, we primarily present the experience gained over the last 4 years and the results of the analysis of the data collected during the operation of the portal. Based on the collected experiences, the possible future development directions are also presented. This paper also outlines our future goals, which are primarily aimed at enhancing learning efficiency.