When comparing Platzi vs SoloLearn, the Slant community recommends SoloLearn for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” SoloLearn is ranked 16th while Platzi is ranked 28th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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.
Pro Completely free
Pro Offline learning mode for mobile apps
Allows learning while disconnected from the net.
Pro Easy for beginners
Anyone can get started with this.
Pro Share and modify others' projects
Pro Browser-based code playgrounds
No software installation needed, just a modern web browser. On mobile devices though the mobile apps are highly recommended.
Pro Excellent mobile apps available
XP, levels, badges, certificates, etc.
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.
Con Only the most commonly used languages are covered.
Con Limited usefulness for intermediate or experienced programmers
No advanced coding challenges. Look for those on other sites like hackerrank.