In addition, I just realized that the HTML was left on just a “Hello World”. Are we going back to HTML in the future?
I am sorry if I look stupid, but I like codecademy because of the exercises it gives you for you to follow along and again, I felt stranded when I was left to read some articles which I couldn’t grasp. I am hoping it will all make sense later and I’ll remember those articles and pick them up again.
Thanks for understanding.
Hello @tomi.luraschi, welcome to the forums! Could you provide a link to the articles?
These are the articles I was talking about:
I’m a product manager at Codecademy and your feedback is incredibly valuable!
This recent release of the Full-Stack Engineer Path was the first time we offered optional external material so hearing from you about the pain points and bottlenecks helps us iterate to make our product better.
Could you speak more to the pain point around confusion with the optional material? Your specificity will help us build better features when we iterate on the feature!
We’d also love to hear more details around the feeling of being stranded with material and the ability to revisit material like the HTML you mention.
Lastly, please know that you don’t look stupid at all! In fact, providing feedback like this is exceptional and necessary to make our platform a more enjoyable and intuitive experience for all learners. Thank you so much.
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Furthermore, I think that when linking Repl.it, you should note WHY would you want to use it. What benefits does it have? After all, users are following a Career Path and it’s expected that they’ll understand why those tools are useful.
In conclusion, I think some tweaks here and there will improve the users experience. I love how Codecademy feels like one of the most (if not the most) beginner-friendly platform to learn coding, and that’s why I chose it in the first place. I fully trust that you guys will keep it that way and that’s why I am giving this feedback instead of jumping in to other platforms.
NOTE: I retract what I said about HTML since I’ve taken a glance over the syllabus and we do go over this topic. It was more of a doubt that I had when finishing this article.
I appreciate the concern.
Have a great day!
I’m the Curriculum Product Manager who led the development of the Career Path improvements and oversaw the Full-Stack Engineer syllabi development. Jumping in to say thank you so much for your constructive feedback about the content!
With regards to the Reading content items, absolutely agree that it should be made clearer that progress in and completion of the Path is not dependent on paying for additional resources. While we state that Reading content is optional at the beginning of the path, we’re working on a fix that makes it abundantly clear both at the beginning and throughout the path that this content is optional and skipping it will not negatively impact your ability to complete the path. Accessibility is incredibly important to us on the Curriculum team, so we take this feedback very seriously!
Again, thanks for taking the time to share your concerns with the team and hope that we can continue to improve your experience with the new Career Paths.
Alright! No problem, it is my pleasure to help. I’ll wait for the payment, haha jk.
But really, thanks for discussing this issues directly with the students. It is one of the best features of Codecademy, makes us feel more connected and understood.
I am also doing the new additions on the Full Stack Career Path now after having just completed the Web Dev Path. Overall it seems like a great improvement and contains much that I was missing. I am just wondering, what is the best way to submit feedback? For example, there are the options of Get Unstuck-Report or posting on the forum.
For example, I noticed the Fotomatic CSS project is included pretty early in the path. It includes some flexbox, media-queries CSS which hasn’t been really covered at that point. It was fine for me but I can see how it can present a little bit of a roadblock if going through the new path without experience. I would suggest to move this project a little further into the Path after those topics have been covered.
Really appreciate your question and your example piece of feedback. Normally both options (bug reporting and posting on the forum) are good ways to flag issues and things that need improvement, but since we’re actively bug fixing feel free to email me directly with feedback on the path: email@example.com (same for other folks who read this!)
Again, thanks all for posting your feedback!
Hey! I’m just here to also endorse this comment.
I felt really lost and overwhelmed by all the materials and resources, and also about the book. I spent like 30 mins trying to figure out if there was something I was missing and there was a way to read the introduction online…
And I also felt very overwhelmed with the Google Developer tutorial, which led me to question if codeacademy course was just going to be pointing me to free resources on the web to learn coding. I came to the forum to see if there was someone else feeling the same way, and I can say that your post was, word by word, what I was going to write.
First of all, I completely understand you, I was there 2 weeks ago haha. I should comfort you by saying that you don’t need to read those 130 tutorials. Those are just for you to go check whenever you forget something. Kinda like a cheat sheet.
Stick with the articles that you can read, and return to the Node one when you are about to start that topic.
The book is not necessary. It just explains you more in-depth about the things learned in Codecademy so you are not missing out. You can also check in-depth explanations on the other resources.
Also don’t pay attention to the online code editors. You won’t be using them for now so don’t worry.
Glad I could help!
Thanks a million again!
Good to know! I’m continuing with the course as it is… and yeah, I’ll leave the reading for later on.
All the best!
If you’re getting overwhelmed with the content that is being linked to from Codecademy, I suggest bookmarking them or storing them in your notebook to come back to later. They will be relevant at some point in your journey.
Best of luck and have fun!