Daily Bits Email

The email you entered is already receiving Daily Bits Emails!

MarvelCoder — Learn Coding FastDiscount

MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast

Visual Learning Courseware & Breakthrough Tools

v2.0 Mac & PC 
Platforms: Mac, Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista (32 and 64 bit)
Check it out folks, you can also get

NOVICE – Fast Coder Course 1 with Cloud IDE v2.0
PRO – Fast Coder Course 1 + 2 with Cloud & Desktop IDEs v2.0
MOBI – Fast Coder Course 1 + 2 + 3 with Cloud & Desktop IDEs v2.0 plus Mobile App Coding v2.0
MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast ScreenshotWeb Development Software ScreenshotMarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast, Web Development Software ScreenshotMarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast, Development Software ScreenshotWeb Development Software, MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast ScreenshotDevelopment Software, MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast ScreenshotDevelopment Software, Web Development Software Screenshot

Please note folks: the PRO and MOBI products have downloadable software development tools included (with no expiry date). The INTRO and NOVICE products do not have downloadable development tools.

Do you want to learn how to code, but are intimidated by the complex landscape of languages and options available to you? Or have you tried to learn some of these languages and just given up entirely? Time to start anew with today’s discount promotion, MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast!

MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast is the better way to learn how to code, using the most productive and intuitive programming language ever. MarvelCoder’s training and tools teach the most-loved, high-level language for app development: Smalltalk (according to StackOverflow’s Developer Survey of 64,000 programmers).

To build web apps, for instance, learn just one language (Smalltalk), instead of four. With MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast, you’ll be able to minimize the complexities of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and SQL and get up to speed with Smalltalk, achieving the ability to deliver the same results in far less time!

Using Smalltalk’s breakthrough Integrated Development Environment (IDE), construct your app with 2/3 less coding effort, than would be needed with JavaScript, for the same app! (per Namecook Analytic’s seminal report)

MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast offers you on-line training in Smalltalk which will build your abilities to use the language for coding client-side behavior and user-interface layouts, for server-side development, for database access, and for interaction with external systems such as social media. Smalltalk enables you to write code once, then deploy for access by users having Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS and Android based devices, all within a single IDE. MarvelCoder provides a Smalltalk IDE for your use on Windows and Mac.

With only six reserved keywords, Smalltalk is much easier to learn than any other programming language, achieving proficiency in days instead of weeks. So get on your way to becoming a software developer today, with MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast!

Please note folks:
- After you purchase MarvelCoder — Learn Coding Fast the (a) online courses, and (b) Desktop IDE may be used indefinitely.
- Support is provided for current subscriptions for 120 days, depending on which component you require assistance with. Support is limited to download of updated versions of the Desktop IDE and resolving any issues with your online access, if required. Support does not include answering programming questions. Optionally, we can provide custom programming services or consulting on a fee per hour, or fee per job basis.

This promotion includes the following:
INTRO to Coding - Condensed edition of FastCoder 1 with Cloud IDE v2.0 ($17)
NOVICE – Fast Coder Course 1 with Cloud IDE v2.0 ($27)
PRO – Fast Coder Course 1 + 2 with Cloud & Desktop IDEs v2.0 ($89)
MOBI – Fast Coder Course 1 + 2 + 3 with Cloud & Desktop IDEs v2.0 plus Mobile App Coding v2.0 ($149)

The Conversation
The Fine Print
Expand All Email Updates Load 21 Older Comments
E User This one can be a little tricky to get but I got it to work.
Jan 23 2019 at 1:56am Copy Link
Petr Hi E User, When you click on the [GET IT FOR FREE] button here on BitsDuJour you will see there are four products to choose from. Pick any one, as it takes you to the same page on our website. There, you can read about the four options. The FREE MarvelCoder product is available there. Also, big discounts on the others (for a limited time). - Jan 23 2019 at 2:10am Copy Link
E User I got it figured out. Thank you for your assistance, Petr.
Jan 23 2019 at 2:51am Copy Link
Denis User Please help!
When we clip on the Pro promotion, on the page for filling the first info to create an account it said 1 year access instead of 2 and it only said course 1 instead of 1 and 2. ?????
Jan 23 2019 at 11:35am Copy Link
Petr Hi Denis, Thank you for reporting this. Will update the message text. Also, I checked to ensure your PRO purchase is as expected. All is good with your purchase.
If you require any further support, please contact me at:
Admin @

(Remove the spaces in the email. Spaces added to twart bots that harvest emails from web pages). - Jan 23 2019 at 12:10pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 24 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Justin I purchased this here just over a month ago, now already v2 released. Please advise if I'll be able to access this new version?
Jan 24 2019 at 9:13am Copy Link
Petr Hi Justin, The online courses have been incrementally updated with minor improvements. We are releasing significant updates to the PRO web app courses by end of next week. Also, a new Desktop IDE version will be released then, for PRO and MOBI customers. All existing customers will have access to new course content and downloads of the development tools.

We will send an email to all customers announcing the new content and downloads. - Jan 24 2019 at 11:59am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 25 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Pixel Grinch Ummm how do you change my password? I don't see any way to change the password in the Wordpress Page Dashboard that you are using.
It looks like you are sending the same password for every new account, not very secure!

I was wondering why I can't find anything about MarvelCoder on google.
Jan 25 2019 at 4:46am Copy Link
Petr Hi Pixel Grinch, To change your password, click on the "Forgot password?" link in the login page. Enter your registration email and submit. You will receive an email link in your inbox to enable setting your own password.
There is no sensitive information in your account, no financial info and it would be hard for someone to guess your email. But, I agree and we will increase our security.

For any further assistance or support, please send me a private email to: admin @ (Remove spaces in the email address. Spaces added to twart email harvesting bots).

We have not done any specific SEO to increase our Google presence. However, when I Google MarvelCoder I do get results, images and some of our posts showning up. - Jan 25 2019 at 11:08am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 26 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Warren Russell Petr,

Can you tell me if all the courses use Smalltalk exclusively?

Jan 26 2019 at 12:39am Copy Link
peter anon I really seem to be missing a HELLO WORLD example to know if this language is something I can relate to.

For some reason I';m not seeing a single example or lesson I can access on your website?

IMHO that's not the way you attract people to adopt a new language.
Jan 26 2019 at 5:23am Copy Link
Petr Hi Warren, Smalltalk is 3.5 times more productive than JavaScript (see: for more info ). So Smalltalk is primarily what the courses teach and the IDE empowers you to use. In the PRO course, the Smalltalk code you write automatically generates JavaScript, HTML and CSS in the browser-side of your web app — saving much time and learning of other languages.

In the MOBI course, you write Smalltalk and it generates JavaScript for your mobile app. JavaScript's strength is that it's pervasive, available on all devices. JavaScript's weakness is it's complexity, WTFs, warts, difficulty to master and lack of productivity. That's why Microsoft invented TypeScript and Google uses GWT (Google Web Toolkit) — each of these allow you to write code in a better language than JS but compile to JavaScript.

So yes, our courses and tools focus on Smalltalk, but it's a way to learn only one language to build web apps and mobile apps. Smalltalk is the most productive and easiest to learn language. Novices learn quickly. Professionals become more productive with Smalltalk. And, what you learn with Smalltalk will carry over into your use of other languages, when you eventually expand your repertoire. - Jan 26 2019 at 9:47am Copy Link
Petr Hi Peter, Thanks for your feedback. We will be adding to our website in the near future. I'll provide two Hello World examples below:

#1. Code: Transcript open; show: 'Hello World'.

#2. Code for opening a window of a specified size with a caption:

aWindow := Window create.
aWindow width: 325; height: 275;
caption: 'Hello World';
show. - Jan 26 2019 at 9:54am Copy Link
peter anon Thanks Warren!

Can it do any graphic animation or blitting, to make even a simple game out of it?
I presume collision detection is beyond its reach?

So ultimately your IDE produces javascript?
Jan 26 2019 at 10:25am Copy Link
Petr Hi Peter, It is a Smalltalk IDE. For web apps (PRO course), it provides both server-side code running Smalltalk and generates client-side code (for the web browser) in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

For Mobile App development (MOBI course), Smalltalk code that you write will generate JavaScript for your mobile app — using Cordova to generate the mobile app for iOS and Android. MOBI includes the web apps course.

For Desktop Apps, just use Smalltalk. About your graphic animation question, I'll update this response shortly. - Jan 26 2019 at 10:54am Copy Link
peter anon Thanks.
And can it do sound and video playback at all?
Like youtube embed, or html5?

Also hoping it has, or will have, html5 canvas support?
Jan 26 2019 at 11:25am Copy Link
Petr Hi Peter, MarvelCoder uses a modified, open source IDE called Pharo.
For Desktop Games: Code directly in Smalltalk. There's support for sound, animation, graphics.. with very little code required.
Here's 2D graphics:
And 3D game style graphics: (experimental code scripting a game engine). Here you can see the power of Live Coding, making code changes while the game/graphic program is running. There is sound support. Our PRO course has a unit with some sample sound generation code. The Youtube videos show what's possible, but do not reflect our more basic course content.

For Web Browser Games: You'd have to integrate with a JavaScript graphic or game library such as babylon.js. This is beyond the scope of our courses at this time. But you can do it with the tools provided in our MOBI course, with your own learning efforts.

Beyond simple web apps, if you want to do your own HTML5, Youtube embedding... you'll have to do some manual client-side coding that's not within the scope of our courses. But, the IDE enables you to do these things. Embedding Youtube videos is pretty easy, for instance. - Jan 26 2019 at 1:30pm Copy Link
Warren Russell Hi Petr,

Thank you for your earlier reply. You describe Pharo as an IDE or development environment, but I've been reading that it's actually a dialect of Smalltalk. For example, Wikipedia says, " Pharo Smalltalk is a fork of Squeak oriented toward research and use in commercial environments," and "Squeak is an open source implementation derived from Smalltalk-80 Version 1 by way of Apple Smalltalk."

In other words, Squeak is a version or dialect of Smalltalk, and Pharo is a version of Smalltalk -- and it's oriented toward commercial environments.

Can you clarify this for me?

Jan 26 2019 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Petr Hi Warren, Smalltalk was invented by Xerox. Early in the 80's Steve Jobs visited Xerox Palo Alto and saw a computer with the first Windowing user interface and a mouse — he discovered Smalltalk. Jobs got the idea for the Apple Lisa and Mac from Smalltalk. Later, Apple had their own Smalltalk. When Jobs returned to Apple, the first iPhones and Macs at that time were programmed using Objective-C, a language using Smalltalk syntax but not as powerful or easy-to-use as Smalltalk. Objective-C is still used today by Apple.

In the 90's, IBM and other companies sold Smalltalk IDEs and it was the fastest growing language. In the early 2000's, the U.S. joint military used Smalltalk to write a million-line battle simulation program called JWARS. It outperformed a similar simulation called STORM written in C++ by the U.S. Air Force. Big banks, Wall Street firms and others still use Smalltalk today.

My own eCommerce hosting company's systems are built with IBM Smalltalk.

Today, Pharo Smalltalk is the most modern Smalltalk and very actively developed. In a recent 2017 Stack Overflow Survey of 60,000 developers, Smalltalk was voted the "Most Loved High-Level Language".

As a software engineer or programmer, you should use the best tool for the job. Low level languages such as C, C++ and Rust are best for building operating systems such as Windows, Linux or MacOS. For building Apps, high-level languages such as Smalltalk are best. And, Smalltalk is the easiest language to learn. See: - Jan 26 2019 at 4:43pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 27 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Jake User Are you using Pharo 7.0 as a base? It just came out a few days ago.
Jan 27 2019 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Petr HI Jake User, At this moment, I'm working on a major upgrade of the PRO Course 2, using the new Pharo 7 that just came out a few days ago. All PRO and MOBI members will get the upgraded IDE in the next 5 to 10 days. The INTRO and NOVICE Courses only use the Cloud IDE.

The MarvelCoder IDE is based on a modified open-source Pharo Smalltalk IDE. It has built-in course lessons, example code and is synchronized with the online CourseWare units and video tutorials. I'm very keen to get this upgrade to you guys. - Jan 27 2019 at 2:04pm Copy Link

Web Development Deals

WebCrusher (Mac & PC) Discount
Mac & PC
Stop S.L.O.W !
LambdaTest Selenium Automation (Mac & PC) Discount
Mac & PC
LambdaTest Selenium Automation
Automated Testing for over 2000 Browsers
HttpWatch Professional 7.0 (PC) Discount
for PC
HttpWatch Professional 7.0
Monitor How Your Website Loads and Performs
Website Link Checker (Mac & PC) Discount
Mac & PC
Website Link Checker
Search Your Entire Site for Broken Links
GDPRpop Unlimited (Mac & PC) Discount
Mac & PC
GDPRpop Unlimited
Generate One Line of Code for Immediate GDPR Compliance
Like BitsDuJour on Facebook
BitsDuJour is for People who Love Software
Every day we review great Mac & PC apps, and get you discounts up to 100%
Follow Us
© Copyright 2024 BitsDuJour LLC. Code & Design. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy