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JetBrains Academy: The Top Courses and Projects of 2023

Looking for inspiration for your next learning challenge? We’ve handpicked the most popular development technologies, courses, and projects that our learners devoted the most time to last year and decided to bring them all together in one place.

At JetBrains Academy, we provide a flexible approach to project-based learning and host our courses and projects on Hyperskill (our platform partner) and JetBrains Marketplace (courses exclusively designed for IDEs). Regardless of the option our students choose, they can be sure that the skills they acquire are applicable for real-life projects.

Let’s explore the most popular educational content on both of these platforms with a tour of what defined our user’s learning journey in 2023 on JetBrains Academy.


Project-based learning in your browser and IDE

Hyperskill is our number one platform partner. Together, we provide a flexible approach to project-based learning where you can learn programming in both your browser and IDE.

Here are the top five most popular development technologies and projects from our learners on Hyperskill.

💜 Java

Java is one of the most popular programming languages, given its widespread use in various domains from web development to mobile applications. Why not jump right in and learn how to build your own project with QRCode Service, where you’ll learn how to generate QR codes, or Meal Planner in Java, where you’ll make a database of categorized meals and set a menu for the week.

💜 Python

Python, known for its simplicity and versatility, was a favorite among our learners. From My First Project with Python to Electronics Store Customer, our learners explored Python’s capabilities in various domains, solidifying their grasp on this widely-used language.

💜 Kotlin

Loved for its modernity and versatility, Kotlin is a favorite among learners. Kotlin enthusiasts engaged in strategic challenges with projects like Battleship and Bulls and Cows. If you’re up for something new, try these projects and have fun learning Kotlin.

💜 Frontend

Frontend development enthusiasts, your moment has arrived! The popular Dog Glossary project is a good opportunity to enhance your skills in creating charming web interfaces tailored for dog lovers and beyond.

💜 Data Science

Data is everywhere, and its importance cannot be overstated. Explore why our learners love this topic by trying out these favorite projects: Nobel Laureates and Salary Prediction.

In-IDE learning

Learn with the tools used by developers every day

These courses are exclusively designed for JetBrains IDEs, emphasizing practical and real-world coding scenarios. To get started with JetBrains Academy’s in-IDE courses, check out this quick video tutorial.

💜 Introduction to Python

Looking for a beginner-friendly Python course? Look no further – this is the one you’re after! This course is perfect for those with little or no experience in programming who would like to start learning Python. Give it a go and discover why this course is the absolute favorite among learners!

💜 Kotlin Koans

This series of exercises is designed to familiarize you with Kotlin syntax. Each exercise is created as a failing unit test, and your job is to make it pass. The course does not offer conventional learning material, but emulates the learning process of an engineer trying to make something work while reading the documentation. If you’ve ever dreamt of being an engineer, this is for you!

💜 Atomic Kotlin

No programming background? No problem! Join us for Atomic Kotlin, where examples and exercises make learning a breeze, whether you’re a dedicated novice or an experienced coder.

💜 Learn Rust

Discover why Rust has been everyone’s favorite for seven years running! Join our Learn Rust course to embrace the love for this language.

💜 C++ Basics

Rounding off our top five list is the C++ Basic course. If you’re a beginner interested in learning the fundamentals of C++, you’ve come to the right place! In this course, you’ll learn about the distinctive features of C++ and its areas of use. By the end of the course, you will build a working game that you can modify and improve upon.

If you’re curious about exploring more languages, check out our other courses: Reinforcement Learning Maze Solver, Master Git and GitHub in 5 Hours, Practice Coding Interview Algorithms in Kotlin, Learn Pandas: Python’s Key to Data Expertise, Learn Go.

These courses are free of charge, and, as a student, you can get a free license for any JetBrains IDE!

Happy learning!
Your JetBrains Academy team

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