Monday, September 22, 2014

Code School review

I just completed my first course on Code School and I was very pleased with it.  The course I went through was 'Shaping up with AngularJS' which as you can guess with an introduction to AngularJS.  This was a much more pleasurable experience to get a nice little Hello World view of AngularJS than your typical tutorial.  The course provided video content teaching you the how and why with follow up challenges that you could actually put what you learned into practice.  All of the slides covered in the course is available for download.  The coding challenges were done entirely in the browser with tips and suggestions to get you through it.  Over the entire course I only encountered one instance where the directions provided were not clear enough to me to complete the step with ease.  I got just enough out of the course to give me a foundation to build on and go through other AngularJS tutorials and start to learn it.

There is more content on Code School that I don't have access to because I only have been viewing free material at this time.  I do not know however if the $29 a month charge for full access to the site is worth it.  It matches with the way I enjoy learning but will it be a good return on my investment is another question.  Code School remains in the running for a resource that I will keep coming back to and possibly invest in a subscription.

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