I’m going back through coding bootcamp. Well…kind of.
Does Free = low quality?
Could you really get an education equivalent to a full-time bootcamp from an online course?
How does one go about making a coding bootcamp free, when every other one charges Harvard tuition?
That curiosity brought me to sign up for FreeCodeCamp, and so far I am very impressed!
I hadn’t expected to learn anything in the first few lessons, since I already knew HTML and CSS quite well. To my surprise, they were much more than a great refresher.
For starters, HTML5 and CSS3 have a lot of major changes. Come to find out, I had not picked up on all of the important ones, despite reading an entire book on it.
Much more important than the additional practice and a deeper dive into the syntax changes, was the quality of the exercises.
I should mention that FreeCodeCamp did not create the exercises. They are simply a curator, serving up the best free resources on the internet, saving you the time of figuring out which resources are worthwhile.
The exercise that impressed me most was an exercise in General Assembly’s Dash program, which teaches you to make an animated robot using only HTML and CSS.
FreeCodeCamp has me hooked. It appears that I am once again in Coding Bootcamp.