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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
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
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
"The good teacher explains.The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires" -Arthur Wald Teaching is a skill and an art form. Being knowledgeable in a subject, although important, is simply not the same thing. Lynda has some truly amazing teachers. You will not feel as if you're learning, your attention is captivated at all times and you'll walk away without even realizing you learned something. The lessons will make an impression and stick with you. Whether in educational institutions or online courses, choosing the right teacher/instructor makes a world of a difference. That said, Lynda is one example, among others, where instructors are verified and selected from among classroom educators, best-selling authors, and recognized authorities. Does this make all the instructors and courses the right choice for you? Maybe not, but it has definitely made a notable difference. See More
After each video, there are a series of challenges that give you a chance to apply what you just learned. The great thing about these challenges are that they force you to think through a problem, and use the new skills to solve it. It's not just regurgitating facts; it requires some effort. See More
The quality control for the content offered is fairly limited. As there are so many different instructors offering courses on Udemy, many of which lack formal training and teaching experience since anyone can be a teacher on Udemy, the quality varies quite a bit between the different courses. See More
TreeHouse provides a a forum for students to have discussions. However almost all posts are students looking for answers to the quizzes and challenges. Any attempts at general discussions about business, learning, programming, job seeking etc. tend to go without replies. See More
If you're stuck with an task you can easily get help on their forum. Most topics are visited by hundreds of students per day and responses are often returned within minutes if not seconds. In case your question cannot be answered by the imminent community, they can be pushed to recommended members or staff experts for prompt responses. See More
Treehouse has multiple teachers in order to provide such a variety of content. However there is a lack of consistency with teaching styles - Some courses provide content that is well explained and goes at a reasonable pace. Other courses can be quite hard to follow. The challenges are also inconsistent - Some are too easy and don't reinforce much of the material learned. See More
Materials are very well made and it'll get you started with the technology as fast as possible. Haven't found tutorials that well made and understandable. Nothing is skipped or assumed without reference to courses within that were recommended to you earlier. This makes the site an efficient review resource if you ever forget a basic concept. See More
Frontend Masters offers online courses and live workshops which are relevant and up to date. The courses are frequently updated to keep up with the rapid pace of change in modern front-end development. They maintain strict standards to ensure the relevancy of the content. Out of date and deprecated content is clearly marked as being out of date and recommendations are offered for more up to date courses. See More
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