Coding Course Comparison Guide - A Visual Roadmap for Aspiring Coders

Coding Course Comparison Guide - A Visual Roadmap for Aspiring Coders

Coding is a highly demanded skill that most professionals want to acquire and students prefer to have as an added advantage for their careers.

Coding bootcamps didn’t exist several years ago but now they’re easily available and highly accessed. What makes coding bootcamps unique is that they generally come at a lower price tag. Now before getting started it’s obvious for you to have many questions. Just on your part to analyze the course you’re getting into and relating it to your goal. Whether the course suits your requirement? Length and price of the course etc..?

With so many options available, how do you chose the best fit for you?

To make it a little easy for you, let me introduce Bloc; which is an intensive online coding bootcamp for aspiring developers with an easy comparison guide that will help all the to be coders make a wise decision.

Bloc is an intensive online coding bootcamp for aspiring developers. By combining the time-tested 1-on-1-apprenticeship model with original, industry-vetted curriculum, Bloc offers students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline bootcamp.

The guide comprises of 13 popular programming courses so that you can easily compare the basics: intensity of the course, length, and cost.

User gets all the important information via charts that help readers understand which coding resource is best fit for them based on their goals.
You can make easy comparison in regard with price, length, and workload for MOOCs to intensive bootcamp.
It also features tutorials such as Codeacademy and Treehouse, and coding bootcamps like Dev Bootcamp and Bloc.

The companies included in the guide have free coding resources such as Coursera, Codecademy as well as paid online tutorials and bootcamps like Code School, Treehouse, Tealeaf Academy, The Firehose Project, Udacity, Dev Bootcamp, Bloc Apprenticeship, and General Assembly and university programs (Full Sail University and University of Phoenix).

You not only get to evaluate the cost to make it budget friendly for you but also it's useful to see the weekly workload and intensity so that you can manage your coding lessons with other work. According to this guide Coursera has a leisurely (1-14 hours a week) program lasting 7 to 10 weeks, while Dev Bootcamp is an intensive (40 to 80 hours a week) 9-week program. It also mentions of Codecademy, Code School and Treehouse that have no time frame for you to learn to code.

For those who wish to learn coding to get a job will have to pay more in comparison to the others, as programs from Hack Reactor, General Assembly, Dev Bootcamp and Bloc are expensive and extensive programs that will help you get a job.  

At the end, Bloc makes recommendations for you considering if you're learning to code mostly for a hobby, whether you're a professional looking for a part-time, mid-intensity course, or you want to be a professional developer and can do a full-time, intensive course.

Check the full guide here!

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Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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