When comparing Lynda vs Codewars, 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 Codewars is ranked 15th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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.
Pro Challenges cover all areas of programming
Algorithms, OOP, functional programming, you name it - there's a challenge class for it and in just about every language.
Pro Multi-language support
Users can complete code challenges in over 12 different languages.
Codewars is completely free to use.
Pro Learning gamification
Get points and increase your level by completing coding challenges.
Pro Submit your own challenges
If you think you have a good idea for a challenge that could be added to the dojo then go add it and get feedback.
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.
Con Require some coding knowledge
You require some coding knowledge to get an account with code wars. The topics are limited