I heard an interesting theory that sounded more conspiratorial than anything but they basically said the reason why so many tech companies put out free resources on coding is because the more programmers there are, the less they can charge salaries.
To my surprise, every coding book can be downloaded for free – often times as a PDF straight from the author’s own site.
Google has many free resources for coding.
What are our thoughts?
The theory you’ve heard is pretty interesting!
The way I think of it is that since the programming languages (like, say, Python) provide free docs, there’s not really much that you can’t find for free anyway. It’s therefore in the best interest of other resource providers (such as W3Schools, etc) to provide free content. It’s then easier for them to charge for something else (like an “in-depth course”, or what have you), and they have a large base of users that already trust their information…
You can give people all the resources you want, but it’s useless if you aren’t willing to apply yourself and do the work.