Our expanded curriculum is now live on beta.freecodecamp.com and we need your help QA'ing it


#183

Open a GitHub issue if there isn't one already.


#184

@QuincyLarson The new curriculum looks great. I've been working through the Responsive Web Design sections, and have a suggestion if possible. It would be helpful if each exercise started out showing how the web page would look before the exercise is started so students can see what effect the changes have on the existing website. This can be done by submitting before starting work on the exercise, but it would be nice to have it done automatically at the start of each exercise. Of course, the problem with this is that currently, completing an exercise brings up a modal dialog, after which it jumps right to the next exercise, without leaving any time to thoroughly look over the results of the exercise. Maybe after the dialog box is closed, change the submit button to advance to the next exercise? I don't know what the best solution would be for that.

In any case, I'm looking forward to going through all of the new curriculum. Thanks so much for this awesome learning resource!


#185

I have to agree with elrolfe above. I have started the beta site, and after you successfully complete a challenge, it jumps to the next challenge with just a fraction of a second to see the end results.


#186

I was trying to go through the backend chalenges, and as it would happen, I got stuck on the first one itself.
It was mentioned that you need to look at the GoMix project you set up earlier, and I don't think I did set up a project at Gomix. There wasn't a bug button,so I came here. Help me, if you would.


#187

I'm relatively new to FCC. Should I start with the beta, or begin with the original map until the beta version actually goes live? I fear that my progress will be lost in the beta if I'm working towards the Responsive Design Certificate for example.


#188

Do whichever one excites you more. The value in FCC comes from what you learn and what you are then able to do with your new knowledge - not the certificate. The certificate is worthless as anything other than a personal milestone for motivation - it's what you learn as you work through the curriculum that's important, and even if your progress is deleted 10 times over, nothing will ever take away how much you learned :wink:


#189

The beta map excites me more.

I want to get a job in front end development being self-taught. Being able to showcase certificates, projects, time invested (streaks) would go a decent way in the employer's eyes. I'm not saying I have all my eggs in FCC, there is Udacity, Lynda, Udemy etc.

What you said is a nice sentiment, but I'd like to have something to show future employers in addition to my portfolio projects.


#190

What you can build is what will entice future employers. Not streaks or certificates. They care about what you can code, not where you learned it, or how long it took you working day in day out.

What you need to show future employers is that you can do the work you want them to hire you to do. I believe you are mistaken in thinking that a free certificate from an online resource will go "a decent way in the employer's eyes". It won't. Getting great at programming is what will.


#191

Love the idea of having a test suite for the projects, focus on quality assurance and security, microservices - sounds amazing!


#192

I think I read somewhere that the exercises are optional for the certificates. The projects and challenges with a star on the 'map' are the only ones required.

I re-started in Beta, skipped a lot of what I did in the original, and am continuing onward based on that. If I want to save something, I save it offline.


#193

definitely agree with you @Mozar10- what I actually enjoyed about learning React and D3 was that there was no curriculum - only projects.. forced me to learn it by building....


#194

The first batch of tests for the new tribute page project is quite counter-intuitive. The batch test expects you to use only divs, when the exercises previous to it teach you not to use divs, and use the HTML5 semantic tags instead.
I'm not sure if this is by design though, but i'm reporting here just in case. Also the example tribute page doesn't pass the last test.


#195

I propose to do the background Ergonomic.
Rest for the eyes.
I like this concept.


#196

Hi all,
Just one thing I'm in part : 'Applied responsive web design project' in beta version.
In all projects no video is readable, a bug in my home ? or it's them for all ?

Thanks by advance


#197

I can't wait to get into the beta and thanks for your continued development of FCC.


#198

At a glance it looks like a much more comprehensive build up before the projects hit. I think that will be a big plus for those in unfamiliar territory. Keep up the good work.


#199

This list looks awesome!! It goes into more depth in each category.
Would definitely want to get my hands dirty with all those when it is live. :smiley:


#200

give this a read:


#201

Hi all,

I have finished all challenges until "Your Responsive Web Design Certificate" since this night (in France).
Have you problem with freecodecamp Beta ?

I can't see my certificate. Each time I click on " Show me my profil public" I have this Alert : "Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later"

Can you tell me where is my certificate normaly, in a public profil ? I can't see
anything anywhere

I Know is beta but I think I will be abble to see my certificate !? Or no !?

Thanks


#202

Hi, sorry I'm getting confused. I already got the frontend Certificate... but I'm really excited about all the new things that the curriculum has to offer and want to jump back in. I know i can reuse some of the projects I submitted from the original site which is great. I know that there are now new certificates which is also great. What about my old certificate? Will it be retained? I actually used it on my linked-in page. Not that I'm applying for anything. Was just wondering if the online certificate will magically disappear one day? I know certificates are not as important as what we ACTUALLY KNOW.... but just call me sentimental....It marked a milestone for me at least after all the toiling against those crazy but amazing javascript algorithms. Actually one of the reasons why I stopped freeCodeCamp. I heard about the beta. So I figured if it was worth continuing with the current curriculum or just waiting for the new beta... since I might lose the current certificates anyway? So to summarize:
1) When the beta goes live (on a different site url)... do I keep my old certificate? or will I have to work for it again (resubmitting my old projects and doing the new extra ones)? thanks.