When comparing Udemy vs Thinkster, the Slant community recommends Udemy for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Udemy is ranked 8th while Thinkster is ranked 18th. The most important reason people chose Udemy is:
Udemy offers plenty of courses for beginner programmers, but also has a large variety of more advanced courses to choose from.
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Pro Offers intermediate and advanced courses
Pro Wide range of courses
If one course doesn't meet your needs, there is a sea of other courses to choose from.
Pro Some courses are free
Pro Friendly community
Both on site and on various social networks Udemy aims to create a community of friendly people that can help each other out.
Pro Courses available in over 80 languages
Pro Real-world projects
The tutorials walk you through building different apps such as a Slack clone and simplified Google+ clone.
Pro Available online, as a PDF and screencast
Depending on your needs or wishes you can get the ebook, screencasts, sample code on thinkster.io.
Con Quality varies
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.
Con Most courses are expensive
While Udemy does offer free courses, most of them are around $100.
Con Difficult to take multiple (10+) courses at the same time
The system becomes messy and hard to follow if you plan on using the site to learn more than a handful of things at once.
Con Monthly subscription to access videos
With a free account, you are able to view all the text in a tutorial. However to view the videos, you have to sign up for a monthly subscription ($19/month).