We're psyched to announce our Apigee API and app tutorial course on Codeacademy, which helps people learn to code by building things! If you haven't tried Codacademy's courses yet - they're an effective and addictive way to build new coding skills. Have an hour? Use Codeacademy's Apigee tutorial to learn to store your app data in the cloud, with a set of exercises to create an Apigee app backend form queries for data by geolocation and more.

Twitter seems like a very simple app - 140 characters, users 'following' users. Building an app like that should be easy, right? A quick examination reveals that there are fairly complex features that need to be implemented on the back end. We used App Services to quickly build a Twitter clone using JavaScript, HTML5, and our JavaScript SDK. Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net