When comparing Lynda vs Dash, 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 Dash is ranked 21st.
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 Real-time editor
The result of what you write shows next to your code in real-time.
Slideshows explain concepts and show the final result of given task without taking you out of the moment.
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 Requires you to sign up for information
The Dash website provides very little information and requires you to sign up with your e-mail if you want to learn more (such as cost).