When comparing Udacity vs Edabit, 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 Edabit is ranked 26th.
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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.
Pro Very addictive
Users gain XP for every challenge they complete, can unlock achievements and climb the global leaderboard. This provides the user with a genuine sense of progression as their skillset increases.
Pro Learn to think like a programmer
Almost everything relating to learning to code is geared toward only teaching basic syntax. Edabit goes beyond syntax and teaches its users how to think like real programmers (problem solving) in a fun and interactive way.
Pro Get instant feedback
Users can start coding immediately while getting instant feedback. If their code works, they pass the challenge. If it doesn't, they fail and must try again.
Con Nanodegrees are expensive
Udacity is quite expensive at $200/month if you want to do a nanodegree.