When comparing The Odin Project vs Lynda, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Lynda is ranked 9th while The Odin Project is ranked 10th.
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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 Quality and quantity
There are a lot of different languages to choose from thanks to their large offering of courses (almost 4000 total that cover various subjects).
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
Pro Videos can be watched at 2x speed
If you feel yourself getting bored with the lecture, it's possible to speed it up to get through it quicker.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
Pro Build as you learn
Many courses offered on Lynda take a hands-on approach, encouraging you to apply what you learn by building projects.
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 Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.
Con More ways to help retain the information would be helpful
More quizzes, tests and assignments to help practice and retain the presented information would be helpful.