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If you want to learn to solve very specific problems in specific ways, BlenderGuru's tutorials are great. If what you want is to know how to do certain things in general (make materials, sculpt, etc.), and make yourself a solid 3D hobbyist or professional, then you should look for a more generalized resource. See More
The teaching content provided by freeCodeCamp tends to act more as an introduction than a solid learning resource. Unless you already have some prior experience, you won't have enough knowledge to get through the coding challenges and development projects without using outside learning resources to fill in the gaps. See More
Early focus isn't on programming. It is on signing up for all of FreeCodeCamp's social media and getting looped into their newsletters. The content is trivial. It is all just a massive marketing scheme to get email addresses of aspiring programmers to affiliate sell to by pushing novice developers to blog posts containing affiliate links. That is until they sell to a 3rd party. Read their disclaimer. Whoever buys them out gets all their user data, email lists, etc. See More
freeCodeCamp strongly encourages interacting with other learners and experienced programmers. They provide chatrooms which are always active and full of members happy to answer any questions you may have. Pair programming (programming with another user) is encouraged as a great way to work through some of their coding challenges. There are also meetup groups where you can code in person with other freeCodeCamp students. See More
Once you've completed all the courses and practice levels on freeCodeCamp, you are able to participate with other learners on developing software for non-profits. It's an amazing way to gain experience and build your portfolio as a developer, while helping out a non-profit organization. See More
Most of their videos are 'compilations', 1 hour long videos. This is not okay for parents who have data caps on their Internet plans because YouTube finishes buffering even if the child is only 2 mins into the video. And if the child decides to clicks another video, the buffer on the first video just goes to waste. See More