When comparing The New Boston video series vs Udacity, the Slant community recommends Udacity for most people. In the question“What are the best resources to learn Android development?” Udacity is ranked 1st while The New Boston video series is ranked 6th.
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Pro Everything is free
The tutorials are completely free.
Pro Video tutorials
Tutorials are presented as videos, making them easy to follow / see what's going on at each step. Many people find this format less daunting and easier to take in than traditional text based tutorials.
Pro Suitable for beginners
No assumptions are made about prior knowledge, meaning anyone can start watching and pick up the basics fairly quickly.
Pro More than 200 video lessons
Pro Courses taught by industry professionals
Pro All courses are self-paced
Courses are always made available which means there is no waiting for the specific course you want to run. You can work through the courses as fast or as slow as you want.
Pro Offers Nanodegrees
Udacity offers a few different Nanodegrees which provide access to various different courses, project reviews and coaching support for $200/month.
Current options include Front End Web Developer, Data Analyst and Android Developer. See the full list here.
Pro Courses are easy to understand
Pro Actual feedback on coding projects
You get actual feedback from developers on your code, which is useful. Yes having your sites/apps do what it is supposed to do is important, but you need feedback to learn industry standards/best practices and other gotchas that are much harder to learn on your own.
Con Somewhat outdated
These videos are a few years old (2011), so there is some content that is a bit outdated.
Con Nanodegrees are expensive
Udacity is quite expensive at $200/month if you want to do a nanodegree.