I totally agree with you about MDN. That is the first place that I start researching an issue, problem, or question. I think that we can all agree that that is one of the best resources.
As far as freeCodeCamp and going to YouTube videos, isn’t that exactly what the courses on Udemy do? Not really because they do them themselves.
However, I do agree that there is a lot of “crap” courses on Udemy. To find a good one it is just like Googling anything, be better at your searches and you will find the “golden” courses.
My business background has little to do with anything in my post. I only stated it because I took the one Udemy course that I put a link to, and I got an actual job within 2-3 weeks after completion. I don’t think that I’ve heard that from the freeCodeCamp curriculum. Literally, a couple of weeks after completion.
I am not discouraging people with the freeCodeCamp curriculum. If you pay attention to forum for them, there is nothing but problems and people getting discouraged about BEING a developer because of it.
I am offering an alternative to freeCodeCamp for the people that get frustrated or cannot work with their curriculum. You should be thankful that I am offering an alternative to this for those that need it.
There is a reason that there are so many frustrated posts in regard to the curriculum. It’s because it doesn’t work for a lot of people. I don’t want freeCodeCamp discouraging people that could be awesome developers, simply because the curriculum is not very fluid and does not work for a large chunk of people.
You should be thanking me for having a difference of opinion and also providing a solution to those that have a hard time with freeCodeCamp.