A meta-note: this post was automatically removed by automod after receiving several reports.
It seems like a reasonably popular post, so I went ahead and approved it just now.
That said, I do have to agree with some of the reports that this post, at first glance, appears somewhat spammy. If we see more posts with this same sort of tone and they're also consistently reported, we'll probably be stricter about moderating this sort of content.
I read your title as “I can not recommend FreeCodeCamp anymore” instead of what it actually is
If it wasn't free they'd have to change the name.
It's pretty great. It's how I learned, have a kickass software engineer job now.
In order to complete the FreecodeCamp course, you need to do some full and unpaid projects for some non-profit organizations which probably pay FCC in some way or another.
I dropped FCC for the Odin Project because I didn't like my experience with the introduction. What am I missing that makes FCC so highly praised? I can't seem to see what kind of difference it would make since most of what I'm learning in the Odin Project is pretty basic, but to the point and complete enough.
Check out a local in person meetup and if one doesn't exist - start one! Seriously, my local city's free code camp meet up is incredibly supportive and so motivating. I can only seem to make every other month's event but whenever I turn up there are always questions about how whatever I was working on the previous month went. Keeps me progressing so I don't have to admit I've done nothing for a month!
I had some coding experience in high school and college (mechanical engineering major) and now I'm trying to learn on FCC but I simply can't focus
Any tips? Perhaps it's just rust from being out of school for so long but learning on the computer is just so distracting
I'm stuck in bad situation after company I work for was purchased. Went from enjoying my job as a product analyst to now doing wireless surveys and analysis. I've been looking for some way to get a better job. You've convinced me.
How is it for ensuring people know how to move on and do things outside of a walled garden in the browser once they're done?
It seems like there are a ton of people here who go through web based coding corses and once they're done they are like, "now what"? They were taught syntax, but not how to take that syntax, put it in files, and make a site that runs locally on their computer, or that they can upload to a web server. Codecademy produces a lot of questions like this. Is FCC that same, or to they close this gap?
I signed up for FCC a while back, but I already know HTML, CSS, JS, and jQuery decently well, so it probably wasn't the best use of my time and I lost interest. Not long after they had a bug in their automailer and I got hammered with 1,000 newsletter emails at once. Gmail was going ape shit trying to keep up. I had to disable notifications on my phone, it went on for about an hour or so. I was Tweeting at them and the guy the newsletters come from to try and get them to stop it. Instead of sending 1 email to everyone on their list, they sent an email to me for for everyone on the list. They apologized, and bugs happen, but that it always the first thing I think of when I see their name now... which isn't a pleasant memory. If anyone is interested, [here is what gmail does](https://imgur.com/a/ZWgv7
) when you get spammed with a ton of email. 100 per thread... 600 in the screenshot. It shows they all came in at the same time, but it couldn't process them all at once, which led to the prolonged issue.
I wanna find this later when I stop procrastinating.
Well thank fuck moderators, I definitely didn’t want to see the text of his post. Good thing you left the thread itself up though!
EDIT: Thread is now removed. I guess 12 hours is all you get! Can’t have people *learning* around here can we?