When comparing The Odin Project vs Udacity, the Slant community recommends Udacity for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Udacity is ranked 3rd while The Odin Project is ranked 6th.
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Pro Build a portfolio as your learn
The Odin Project is a project-based curriculum which means you are able to build projects for your portfolio as you work through the sections.
Pro Free and open source
The Odin Project is a completely free and open source alternative to coding bootcamps.
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 Language that is easy to understand
Courses are super easy to follow, even for super dummies.
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 Light on CS
The Odin Project touches on computer science concepts, such as data structures. However the explanations are quite light and something you'll want to learn more about from other resources.
Con Nanodegrees are expensive
Udacity is quite expensive at $200/month if you want to do a nanodegree.