When comparing Udacity vs PluralSight, 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 PluralSight is ranked 8th.
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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 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.
Pro Offers advanced content
PluralSight offers programming courses for intermediate and advanced students, providing more depth than many of it's competitors.
Pro Offers learning paths
PluralSite offers learning paths, which help you figure out which courses to take and in what order.
Pro Mobile apps available
Available iPhone and Android apps.
Pro Consistent quality
The course quality is high because Pluralsight has a full-time editing staff that carefully reviews every video produced. They enforce audio, video and content standards that help ensure a consistent and high quality result.
Pro You can check your skill in learned language
You get rating for each tested language. This rating is compared to the other users of pluralsight.
Pro Huge breadth of content (over 4000 courses)
Courses on software development, design, 3D modeling, and much more.
Pro Notes in courses
You can add notes to each course, which makes it easier to repeat what you learned in past.
Pro New material added frequently
PluralSight is constantly adding new courses to reflect the evolving industry. Currently they offer over 4000 courses.
Pro Assessments and certificates of achievement
Plural site offers both pre-course and post-course assessments. Passing post-assessments will allow you to view and print off a certificate of achievement.
Pro Public profile statistics page
You can share your learning progress and interests. Useful to attach to a links section in resume.
Con Nanodegrees are expensive
Udacity is quite expensive at $200/month if you want to do a nanodegree.
Con Some courses are outdated
Some of the courses are years old, so they are fairly outdated.
Con No coding exercices
There is no space where you can test your learned skills.