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  • 2020 Beginners Guide

     brianwebs updated 2 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • brianwebs

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    December 27, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    With the year coming to an end, I hope a lot of people (including me) feel motivated to seriously tackle this career path and/or improve themselves.

    I wanted to ask you guys what the state of the current learning platforms is and if their paid versions are worth it, since most discussions on this matter are almost 1 year old now. I stumbled here through Google Search and maybe others will find this post like that too… Anyway:

    – [Codecademy](https://www.codecademy.com/) seems to be the biggest platform, but a lot of their content is behind a paywall. Is it worth going Pro? What are your experiences?

    – [Treehouse](https://teamtreehouse.com/) has currently a holiday sale going on. While their Techdegree Programs are expensive (200$ per month), their 12 Month Basic Subscription for 200$ seems like a good investment. Any experience?

    – [The Odin Project](https://www.theodinproject.com/) is completely free and has a Front End Only course. But as with most free things, I wonder how in-depth their course goes.

    – [Freecodecamp](https://www.freecodecamp.org/) is also another free platform. Seems more focused on Development but also has topics for WebDesign.

    What do you guys think? How did you start and what has worked out for you in the end? Any other recommendations?

  • raprock

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    December 27, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    None of these(except treehouse) should be used as a standalone learning tool IMO. they are great to refresh your knowledge or use as a supplement, however trying to look up things via google and youtube and practicing the things you learned and building something is going to get you further faster. also reading books are of great help as well if you prefer it. It’s very confusing at first as learning things in this field is a bit different than others, however after a while things start making sense

    I think you should first off understand what are the main things you’d want to learn as there’s quite a bit to cover.

  • ImJustP

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    December 27, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    FCC and The Odin Project both seem legit to me. I have found Codecademy’s iPhone app to be extremely buggy which put me off using them tbh. Kodiri have a free platform which is great and codewars is also great for learning JS.

  • Nick337Games

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I’ve heard good things about The Odin Project

  • LineDetail

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I learned html from scratch. There was the w3c when i learned html code.

    [https://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html-markup-20121025/elements.html](https://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html-markup-20121025/elements.html)

    After I referenced that site, I think the next site where I learned a little more html from was

    [https://www.w3schools.com/](https://www.w3schools.com/)

    After html, I learned Flash. (I miss you Flash, RIP!)

    Now, I am trying to make sites only with Divi / WordPress and coding html only when necessary.

    -Line

  • kuroyakedo

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    December 27, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I started the topics Andrei Neagoie suggested [here](https://zerotomastery.io/blog/learn-to-code-in-2020-get-hired-and-have-fun-along-the-way) because my senior (and friend) said it is a good “guide”. He has some courses but did not buy them (I read some of his medium publications and he explained things easy to understand ).

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