When comparing Thinkster 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 Thinkster is ranked 17th.
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Pro Real-world projects
The tutorials walk you through building different apps such as a Slack clone and simplified Google+ clone.
Pro Available online, as a PDF and screencast
Depending on your needs or wishes you can get the ebook, screencasts, sample code on thinkster.io.
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 Monthly subscription to access videos
With a free account, you are able to view all the text in a tutorial. However to view the videos, you have to sign up for a monthly subscription ($19/month).
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.