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Just finished Codeyear and signed up for Treehouse to keep on learning. Started the programming
Eventually i did but it took a 9 minute video to print a out a single thing...
Anyways, is there like some sort of guideline to follow on this site? I don't really want to start Ruby since i'm still not even that good with JS. Is there even JS here?
One more question: Is everything on the site thought this way? Like, am i going to have to watch long videos before getting to code?
Not trying to offend the site developers, just not into that style of learning.
Kevin Korte28,135 Points
The site layout can get a little confusion, I figured out there are three basic things here.
1)Learning adventures, which are laid out like a roadmap to build the skill you need to learn whatever that learning adventure is about. http://teamtreehouse.com/library/learning-adventures
2)Deep dives, which if you go into the programming section and scroll down, you'll see all of the deep dives available. They, as the name implies, gets into the nitty gritty technical stuff.
3)Projects, which I normally do before getting into the deep dives. They tend to be pretty basic, except I've stopped the RoR projects until a later time myself.
There are a mix of code challenges and quizzes. Not sure the ratio of the two. For me, it works pretty good. I've learned a lot in the month I've been here, but I've been building a site that will go live soon for a business, so in some of the lessons like Google map API and forms validation and security I was building my actual site as they were building theirs in the lesson.
My best advice is to create your own site, even if you never launch it and code along the entire video.
It may not work for everyone's learning patterns.
This helped me navigate around a bit more easily. Unfortunately, i ended up cancelling my account and waiting on a refund. The site seems to be more geared towards web developing and creating websites; I'm not too into that at the moment but i might return in the future for the Android lessons.
Also I've never really liked watching videos for learning. I like to be given a set of instructions and going from there.
Kevin Korte28,135 Points
If that is the case, check out www.codecademy.com/
I have an account over there too, and although I like it, and it's fantastic for being free, I'm personally learning faster here.
Good luck either way! Have fun
Yeah I'm 9/10 finished with code year. :] Thanks either way brohan.