When comparing Lynda vs SoloLearn, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Lynda is ranked 15th while SoloLearn is ranked 23rd.
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 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 Offline learning mode for mobile apps
Allows learning while disconnected from the net.
XP, levels, badges, certificates, etc.
Pro Completely free
Pro Excellent mobile apps available
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 Easy for beginners
Anyone can get started with this.
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 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.