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The teaching content provided by Free Code Camp 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
Free Code Camp 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 Free Code Camp students. 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
Was able to submit incorrect, non-working code to a challenge, when I should have received a console error instead (with the button to complete the challenge greyed out). There is no way of going back to correct your code after submission (hence why you shouldn't be able to submit incorrect code in the first place). See More
In contrast to what the developer (Matt) states here in his PRO "Get instant feedback" comment, I must say that this has not been my experience whatsoever. I was able to submit a completely incorrect, non-working answer to a challenge, with no errors logged in the console. After emailing Matt about the issue, it has been ignored. Whilst it may be true that you can get feedback from other coders on the site when asking for help on any given solution, don't expect any assistance from the developer if you experience problems with the site. See More