I’m an experienced fullstack web developer, and I started to take freecodecamp courses a few days ago.
Indeed, it’s going to be a lot more easier for an experienced developer to complete the courses, but believe me, I’m learning a lot! And I realize that sometimes we learn to implement a given functionality while Ignoring how this thing really works behind the scenes.
I pause then a question: are there other dev, junior or senior who one as even participated in the adventure? what do you think about it ?
I think it’s a great feedback for everyone. If you as a developer learn a lot from here it’s a great recommendation for FCC.
Yeah, i think that even if you are already a developer, you cant know everything, so i find FCC a great “back to basics”
I’m a software engineer and I know there are a few other experienced/professional developers (web and otherwise) that are part of the community and think FCC is great.
I am also a software eng (not web) and i find FCC a great resource… i relate with the “way” we learn here:
- Here is a use-case of the functionality you need to implement… go do it!
Not just theoretical stuff and multiple choice questions (there are other and better resources for that).
I have been learning a ton and still have much much more to learn
Having a SW eng background i think it helped to “tackle” FCC just in the sense on “how” i address a challenge… it gave me that bit of “extra-confidence” to endure but “technologically” i don’t think it gave me any advantage (i work with SQL,Java,etc… never JS, HTML, CSS).
Just join FCC last night, and think that the first html curriculum is a basic one that i have been doing for past 8 years. And actually what makes me interest in joining the FCC is helping / joining the non profit projects. Before i can get involved in that project i have to completed 1200+hours of curriculum, and i’m encourage if i can get to join the non profit project sooner ? or i have to finish all of the required curriculum first ? While some of the material i believe will give me a great “back to basic” information like the other people have.
The challenges and projects marked with a * are required. The rest are not.
Was in college for and published my first website over 20 years ago now.
There is ALWAYS something new to learn and/or a new way of doing it. I am learning tons as well. If you aren’t constantly in learning mode, you will fall behind in this industry.