Learn Relational Databases by Building a Mario Database - Build a Mario Database not opening as it used to, forced to open with Gitpod?

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Yesterday I could learn " Learn Relational Databases by Building a Mario Database" from my browser. A new page would open up where I can view what I am doing through a virtual machine and follow along a interactive tutorial.

Today when I wanted to continue my progress I had to create a Gitpod account. Ok. I got it, connected my linked in for extra time, and even installed all the extensions my microsoft visual studio code had recommended me to take the lesson eg CodeRoad.

Nothing familiar loaded up so I closed it, ended the session from Gitpod, and reopened " Learn Relational Databases by Building a Mario Database" from freeCodeCamp again. Nothing. All gitpod did was open my VSCode for me and applied its themes and open the project folder to the side… But no interactive tutorial ever popped up like it did last time.

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Learn Relational Databases by Building a Mario Database - Build a Mario Database

This is the new version, as CodeAlly wasn’t warking really well

There are new instructions in the page to follow

  1. Create a GitHub account if you don’t have one
  2. Click the start button below
  3. Login to Gitpod with your GitHub account if you aren’t already
  4. Once the virtual Linux machine is finished loading, start the CodeRoad extension by:
  • Clicking the “hamburger” menu near the top left of the VSCode window,
  • Going to the “View” menu,
  • Clicking on the “Command Palette” option,
  • and running the “CodeRoad: Start” command
  1. Follow the instructions in CodeRoad to complete the course

also there is this topic linked for more infos

Hi Ilenia,
Since the last three weeks I was absent to learn ‘Build a Mario Database’ because I was sick. Last time it used codeAlly, but now it is using gitpod. That means I lose all my progress and have to start again from scratch? I haven’t completed ‘Build a Mario Database’ back then. It was already 80% progress, if I am not mistaken. Is there a way that I can continue my progress?

You can try from your CodeAlly dashboard, but if that doesn’t work you will need to start the project from the beginning if you want to complete it

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