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


#162

Yup, and I'm actually impressed! This is a open-source free online bootcamp and has such a active support .


#163

Hi, i'm only planning to start freecodecamp and wondering where to start. Old curriculum or new one?


#164

Old curriculum, the new one will be implemented on the old one . If you start completing challenges on beta the stats won't be saved. If you want to contribute you can still check the beta and post bugs etc.


#165

Thank you for an enlightening statement on the larger picture.


#166

I agree, and that's how "the world" and many employers see it. Are you a front-end, back-end, or full-stack developer? That's the question we're currently asked.

I LOVE the addition of the new certifications, though. Love them! I would just like to also see the front- and back-end certifications 'inserted' where appropriate as you mentioned.


#167

From what I understand, in an average case, a person should complete the entire Full Stack (cert) map and that is until the full stack certificate is completed, before one would be really and fully ready for work at a company as either a Front-end or Back-end developer. So if the Front-end and Back-end certs were inserted into the new course map, then those 2 certs would both come at the very end, at the same time as when we receive the Full Stack cert. I believe that makes the Front and Back certs obsolete. That's how I understand it, but I might be wrong...you can read this answer which helped me. ( Answer from Quincy )


#168

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions :slight_smile: I really appreciate it. I've since finished the Game of Life and I'm glad to hear it will still be on the main site. I agree it is a valuable exercise, and that was my main concern as all of the projects are great learning experiences.

Thanks again - Candis W.


#169

No worries :slight_smile:


#170

Just wanted to help out if you were having trouble....


#171

Thank you for answering all of our questions.....this info is really helpful to all of us :slight_smile:


#172

If you're just starting out, I would go ahead with the old curriculum. It's valuable experience and I don't believe some of the first challenges are changing too much. And I think the new curriculum is a few weeks away, by what I'm reading in some of the posts here. Hope this helps :slight_smile:


#173

You would need to complete the new projects (or have already completed the existing versions of these same challenges) before you start working on the nonprofit projects. I would recommend switching over to beta. You can re-submit your links to your projects once we move beta over to freecodecamp.com


Sass, React and D3
#174

Yes - that is my thinking on the manner.


#175

Just to make sure, i only have to complete the projects in order to get the certificates, right? The exercises are optional.


#176

Besides the projects, the algorithm challenges are required as well.

Everything with an asterisk behind the name (on the map) is required.


#177

Will the javascript algorithm challenges carry on to the next version?


#178

I think all of them will be in the new curriculum. The beta map shows all the algorithm challenges that will be included.


#179

Well, after following your link (thanks!), I understand what Quincy is saying, and why they've chosen to run FCC this way. Employment-wise, I've always seen a separation in job titles or positions. I've seen Front-end folks who didn't know a lot about back-end and sometimes vice versa, and a desire for Full-stack devs because they're familiar with or proficient in both. I agree with Quincy when he said, "...we think all web developers should have some basic grasp on all of these topics, even if they end up specializing as a front end or back end developer." I just hope that, in the end, I'm one of them.


#181

Hello there, I have invested 2 days doing the first challenges(I am finishing the JQuery section), so my question is, with the upcoming new curriculum, should I wait for it to come or continue and finish the old one? Will the old curriculum certificates still be valid?
Thanks in advance


#182





@QuincyLarson Is there anything I should do about this bug I found?