When comparing Lynda vs Edabit, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Lynda is ranked 11th while Edabit is ranked 30th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Quality and quantity
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
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 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 It's possible to get transcripts of videos
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 Very addictive
Users gain XP for every challenge they complete, can unlock achievements and climb the global leaderboard. This provides the user with a genuine sense of progression as their skillset increases.
Pro Learn to think like a programmer
Almost everything relating to learning to code is geared toward only teaching basic syntax. Edabit goes beyond syntax and teaches its users how to think like real programmers (problem solving) in a fun and interactive way.
Pro Get instant feedback
Users can start coding immediately while getting instant feedback. If their code works, they pass the challenge. If it doesn't, they fail and must try again.
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.