Codecademy isn't free (?)


#1

I’ve been searching here and there for a good place to learn coding, free is better and codecademy popped up a few times, free free free it says.

So i go to code academy I click learn Java and as far as i can tell the ‘introduction to java’ course i did was little more than a demo and Codecademy is not the ‘learn to code for free’ it claims to be as after the first course it states get pro.

Am i missing something, is there a button that allows access to the actual courses or is the free just a lure?

Don’t get me wrong, $20.00 a month aint bad, i’m just checking if the learn to code for free part is just misinformation…


#2

There are other free courses (python, ruby, javascript (both es5 and es6)) and more, but its also true that there is a paid tier. Of course codecademy is trying to promote the paid courses, from a business point of view that make sense.


#3

So did i finish the only java course they have or are the rest hidden from me till i PAY? :slight_smile:


#4

They are not hidden? They should be on the main site:

https://www.codecademy.com/learn

try the my courses button, it should list all the free courses


#5

I click my courses, ‘learn java’ is at 100% i click ‘add another course’, i see no further Java courses available :confused:


#6

I am a new user here as well. From what I gather, you are not going to learn every detail in depth about using the free version of Code Academy. I would suggest starting with this site, also checking out w3schools.com (free coding library), and looking at other free sources before paying for anything.


#7

the java course isn’t that big indeed, but there are other languages

@ksofakos, w3schools is not a very good resource, some information is outdated, takes a long time to update, some bad practices. Its not all bad, but you have to be careful when using w3schools.

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-that-some-web-programmers-and-designers-do-not-recommend-W3Schools-to-use-as-a-reference-manual-and-what-are-some-alternatives
http://www.w3fools.com/


#8

If i paid $20 a month at codecademy would i be able to learn java? (other than the introductory course),
My goal is Java, i’m not after Python or Ruby, i dabbled in Ruby some time ago, although it seems ‘nice’ it seemed limited, restricting. ( i used Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby (a great guide) ) and if i was to choose between python and Java, Java is definitely more widely used/recognized, less restricting? and ‘above’ python?

(Also sorry i think i may have at the start put this in the javascript forum and not the java forum, new here n was not 100% on the forums)
Sorry


#9

it would unlock the quizzes and freeform projects of java and the other languages offered by codecademy

Python is the most popular i think, after Java. Don’t get too hung up on learning just the language, learning concepts is also important. A good programmer knows more then one language.

If its more Java you are after, i think you need to find another resource


#11

@stetim94 Ah, thanks for the advisement. Like I said, I am a new user here. Heck, I haven’t coded anything since at least 15 years ago.


#13

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