Just last month, Codecademy was sold to Skillsoft for $525 million. Not too shabby, and entirely well-deserved if you ask me. I’ll be straight with you, I love Codecademy. Maybe you’re wondering why I’m opening with that in an article about its alternatives, but I want to start with the history so you can really grasp what Codecademy alternatives are good for. Codecademy was launched in 2011 by a Columbia dropout and his Columbia non-dropout friend, it was one of the very first online learning platforms for coding.
Where to look for project inspiration, answers to specific questions, or support for your learning journey The one thing that every programmer has in common, whether you’ve only ever implemented a “Hello World” program or you’re a senior software engineer, is the need to continuously learn. New technologies, programming languages, frameworks, libraries, and conventions are constantly being introduced to the industry. As a beginner, it can be hard to suss out what you need to know to enter the profession, and once you’re a proficient coder, it’s tiring to constantly investigate trending topics in tech.
We’ll keep this announcement short – we’ve moved Qvault.io to Boot.dev! As you know, we’ve been hard at work bootstrapping on online computer science bootcamp. Qvault (now Boot.dev) is a simple CS curriculum where our students build real projects using modern programming languages and technologies. Anyhow, we think the new name does a much better job conveying our project’s goals, and the new dark theme is much easier on the eyes.
I’ve reviewed a lot of resumes, both as an engineering manager and in the monthly resume workshops we do in the Boot.dev Discord group. I’m convinced that these days a developer’s Github profile is just as important as their resume itself. If you haven’t started your first job yet, this advice is doubly important. Anyone looking to hire an entry-level developer is going to be diving into your public Github presence looking to get an idea for where your skill level is at.
Golang was released in 2012, making it a relatively new language when compared to competitors like Python, which was released nearly two decades prior, yet it’s managed to stay ahead of the game as not only a coveted language by employers, but also loved by programmers. Literally, my LinkedIn page is constantly flooded with recruiters looking for Go programmers, so if you’re looking to pick up a language, you’ve come to the right place.
One of the difficulties of learning to program is first being able to read code. The great thing about Python is that it was designed with readability in mind. For many programming beginners wondering how hard Python is to learn, this article will help set expectations and give four strategies to learn Python fast, no matter what your skill level is. Since Python was designed to be easy to read, this makes it ideal for learning to program.