When comparing Thinkster vs Lynda, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Lynda is ranked 9th while Thinkster is ranked 18th.
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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 Quality and quantity
There are a lot of different languages to choose from thanks to their large offering of courses (almost 4000 total that cover various subjects).
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
Pro Videos can be watched at 2x speed
If you feel yourself getting bored with the lecture, it's possible to speed it up to get through it quicker.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
Pro Build as you learn
Many courses offered on Lynda take a hands-on approach, encouraging you to apply what you learn by building projects.
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 Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.
Con More ways to help retain the information would be helpful
More quizzes, tests and assignments to help practice and retain the presented information would be helpful.