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Codecademy is great for providing a hands-on approach, but there is a lack of context regarding how to start a project in real life. While users may learn how to code using Codecademy's interface, they may not have any idea how to code independently. See More
Lessons in RubyMonk are split into chunks of concepts. After the introduction of a new concept in RubyMonk, you are expected to solve a problem utilising what you just learned. Each lesson of RubyMonk contains many bite-sized problems that should be solved before moving on to the next. This helps with retention of the concepts, and doing it incrementally instead of all-at-once allows the learner to have more time to process it. See More
RubyMonk is an interactive tutorial with code snippets that can run in the browser. Learners are first introduced a concept along with code snippets showcasing the concept, then the tutorial builds on this incrementally with more instructions and code snippets along the way. This style of progression is perfect if you find it hard to follow through on other types of online interactive tutorials that puts you in front of a text editor and console with instructions; backtracking is just a scroll up and proceeding is just a scroll down. See More