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General Discussion

Gary Meade
Gary Meade
6,195 Points

Wondering who came here from Free Code Camp?

Hi all, I started with Free Code Camp but found the difficulty level to climb too high and too fast for me, so after some searching enrolled here and do not regret it.

The one big thing I loved about Free Code Camp was the community-driven nature. I started the Facebook group for my local city and helped organise some of the events. I then found that I was at a completely different level to most of the other members and so decided I'd opt for a resource more suited to my learning style.

I do hope to get back there at some point for code practice, but at the moment I'm really enjoying working slowly through the videos here.

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coraldomnguez
coraldomnguez
7,368 Points

Hi Gary,

In my case I started with Codecademy which, in my opinion, is the easiest website to learn how to code, but also very interesting. Then I joined Treehouse a few days ago and I am reeaaally enjoying it. When I have finished some courses here I plan to join Free Code Camp. I think that's the hardest website. I am glad to hear your experience so now I think I did the right thing joining TH first ;)

Gary Meade
Gary Meade
6,195 Points

Absolutely :) I will go back to FCC once I have finished some of the more advanced lessons here. I'm on the Front End Web Developer track and am currently going through JavaScript Basics. It REALLY fills in a lot of gaps that are in the FCC curriculum - for instance, just the information on the JavaScript console is priceless. FCC tells you to use the Chrome Developer Tools without really introducing them or guiding you on their use. It also simply points to MDN articles as the primary reference, which to the beginner are a minefield of jargon.