When comparing Udacity vs Platzi, 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 Platzi is ranked 28th.
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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 Focuses on skill development
Platzi designs their courses in a way that will teach you tangible skills and encourages you to apply them right from the start.
Pro High course adherence
By focusing on teaching tangible skills, Platzi has a 70% adherence rate to their courses compared to the 20% of other online courses.
Pro Live streaming classes
Pro Courses taught by industry leaders
Platzi has a few courses available taught by well known industry leaders such as Y Combinator President Sam Altman.
Con Nanodegrees are expensive
Udacity is quite expensive at $200/month if you want to do a nanodegree.
Con Many courses are only offered in Spanish
Platzi originally launched as Mejorando.la, an educational resource offering all courses in Spanish. They have since rebranded and now offer courses in both English and Spanish, however their English courses are currently still limited.