So, I have recently decided that I wanted to teach myself Python for possible future employment. Standard college classes seem to have never fit well with me, but I do have the knowledge and intelligence to be able to learn a programming language.
That being said, I have been debating on going Pro on Code Academy because I would very much like the options of being able to create a lesson plan for myself (and have assistance), quiz myself at regular intervals, and especially, the real world projects.
My dilemma is that I am a bit turned off when I see "Estimated 13 hours" under Python, which makes me think that the teaching isn't very in-depth or long-lasting, which makes me feel as though my $20 won't really be worth it. I'm sure that they touch on the basics fairly well, but I just wanted to touch base and possibly clarify the "13 hour" learning time and if it's more in-depth than I am assuming it is at face value.
My reason behind this is that I am going to be dedicating the next year to trying to become proficient in 2 programming languages (if possible) to try to get some type of employment in that field. Of course, without the piece of paper from a university stating that I know my stuff, it will make things harder, but I'm dedicated to mastering the craft of computer programming. I just want to make sure that I have a years worth of material at Code Academy to be able to put $20/month into this.
I realize my post was very long, and I appreciate you getting to this point. Any and all help is appreciated, and I look forward to hearing from you.