So, I just started using FCC within the past week, and I really don’t have any experience with coding. That being said, I’m moving through the course nicely, and I’m currently working on the basic Front-End projects.
I’m extremely eager to learn as much as I can, and I think that FCC has helped me do that as I’m beginning. I’m just wondering if anyone has any feedback about other sources/courses/materials that would pair well with learning at FCC. Like I said, I’m a complete beginner, but I’m eager to learn as much as possible.
I’m looking to coding to potentially be a career path change, if that affects the recommendations.
@rytackitt I would recommend Colt Steele’s Web Development Bootcamp course on Udemy. He walks you through a lot of hands on exercises that are great for beginners.
Edit: Sorry forgot to mention that you should look for a discount code for the Udemy course. I paid $19 for it. The codes expire but new ones always pop up. Search this forum for a discounts topic.
@AgedLace, your second code block did not work, because you had a weird line break in the link. I went ahead and fixed the link for you.
Also, what everyone said is great. I would like to add a couple too:
Thank you @IsaacAbrahamson. Appreciate that very much. I’m checking your resources out as well.
Thank you so very much for that info … unfortunately, I’ve been unemployed for over a year now and do not have that kind of money for training right now. That is why I am so very grateful for having found FCC and P1xt’s guides as well as the other free resources people have shared along the way.
That being said, I will keep these resources in mind [and bookmarked] in the event the financial situation changes in the near future.
Codeschool usually has a few free courses, so worth checking out. There are definitely enough free resources on the web, but it takes a bit of research to hunt down what you need.
I agree and have been bookmarking as many as I come across. I have already taken some of the codeschool free classes, as well as some others.
Thank you again for your comments and recommendations. They are greatly appreciated!
I have been sort of keeping pace with the Odin Project
as well as FCC. It’s also free.
It isn’t the exact same thing, no certifications or anything, but the projects look like they would be challenging and they introduce you to the Ruby programming language and the Ruby on Rails framework.
I started with the first basic front end project and quickly realized that I was doing myself no favors by using just codepen. I took my current tribute page, pasted it into a proper HTML file and set it up on my local machine so I can fully understand what is required to make things like bootstrap and jQuery work in your own projects without being behind the scenes. I plan on finishing that first project locally and then sending the changes to codepen for project submissions. I am also not doing any other projects until I finish the algorithm challenges, and then doing the profile project as the last thing so I have done projects to put on it and hopefully get a little better at layout and design… wish there was a free design camp!
Anyway, welcome and best of luck!
So, it seems like you all really like Colt Steeve. Good to know. Thanks for the replies!
Also, the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is pretty much essential: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web
I’m using Pluralsight based on a friend’s recommendation. They have great course paths (video based). It’s not free though.
I strongly recommend
CS50 - Edx
As “mandatory” for any self thought programmer this days.
If you notice it’s atop in all the 3 wonderful @P1xt guides.
The main reason why I recommend that is because teach you the very basic of CS like sorting algorithms, run-times and the joy of coding in a cryptic compiling language: C.
Despite you like it or not, even as a junior front-end dev you must have some basic knowledge of computer science that very few (if none) of the web-dev courses teach.
Another nod for Colt Steele’s Web Dev Udemy course. Possibly the single best resource for learning web development, anywhere on the web. It really goes great with FCC.
I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions and comments. Everything is very much appreciated. I’ve already bookmarked both the w3c and the MDN pages.
Thanks so much for the input!
Can you provide github link