**** I do not get any incentive for suggesting this course ****
The curriculum may be different now, I don’t know, but I immediately started asking other developers what they used to learn development. Out of all their answers there was one that kept popping up the most, so I decided to check it out.
The course that was suggested was on Udemy and it is called “The Web Developer Bootcamp” by Colt Steele. There is a free preview that you can watch without purchasing the actual course to get an idea of who the instructor is and what you will be able to accomplish with this course.
The preview video is titled “Why this Course?”. When I first watched, it I thought that it was too good to be true, but again, this course was mentioned repeatedly by the developers I had asked about learning development.
When I first checked out the course it was $200 which was more than I could afford at the time. I waited a little bit and it went on sale. I ended up paying $15 for it and it was the best investment I have ever had.
After I completed this course I got my first freelancing job within 3 months. I cannot tell you how good life is now that I am my own boss and I can work from anywhere. Yes, this course has given be absolute freedom to travel whenever I want because I can work anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.
I have just finished my first year of being a professional developer and my average income is about $65 per hour. So, I only must work about 20-30 hours per week to maintain my lifestyle I enjoy. I now have enough time for work, play, travel, and could even spend enough time with children (if I had them).
In a nutshell, this course will teach you enough to be a Front-End/Back-End & Full-Stack Developer. When you complete the course, you will have a working web application that includes:
• Frameworks (NodeJS), Databases, REST, GIT/GitHub, Express
• UI/UX, APIs, Refactoring, Deployment
When you finally complete this course, you will have a Web App and a Certificate for your portfolio. Another benefit is that you are a lifetime member of the course. The instructor and his TA keep the course updated with new content so that it is current with the technologies we use.
Also, there is a great community that you will get access to for all sorts of help and other things. It is like the FCC community. I cannot stress enough how great this course is.
I plan on coming back to FCC in the future to get all their certifications, but I am too busy right now with my current work load (this is a good thing!). Again, I do not make anything by telling people about this course. Simply put, if you are looking for one course that will make you employable upon completion, this is it.
Good luck to all and I hope that this helps!
The course can be found…here.