Learn Coding in Zoho Without Zoho

Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated reading time: 5 mins

Yes, you read that right. When I was learning to code my first Deluge function, I stumbled upon a gem of a site that immediately made its way into my bookmarks. This website teaches you how to code in Deluge (Zoho’s scripting language), lets you try it out, and has an intuitive library of functions where you can browse and test. All that and you don’t even need a Zoho account, and it’s FREE!

Interactive Tutorial

If you’ve never written a code of Deluge before, this is a great place to start. This page has an interactive and elaborate step-by-step tutorial for everything you need to know from how to set a variable, to working with lists and maps. It walks you through the ABC’s of Deluge coding and gives you a hands-on experience of executing the codes on the browser itself. Learning to code has never been this easy!

Built-in Function Library

This has been my absolute go-to page when it comes to looking for functions. It has a library of Deluge functions neatly sorted by categories (text, numbers, date-time, etc). Like the tutorial page, when you click into any of the functions in the list, it gives you an explanation of how it works along with a box where you can try it out.

I find this feature extremely useful especially when I’m browsing for functions while working on a bigger script in Zoho. With this Deluge simulator box, I can easily find and test out functions on the page individually before integrating into the main script.

Full Deluge Coding Interface

If you don’t have a Zoho account, this will be your playground. This page delivers the ultimate Zoho Deluge coding experience. They’ve even included the toolbar on the left where you can drag and drop functions to your script as you could in Zoho. Go crazy and try out all the functions that you have learnt!

Want to learn even more? Sign up for one of our Zoho courses!

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