Is the free side of Codecademy dead?


#1

I know my question sounds weird but being here since 2014(yeah I lost my old account and am currently on a new one), I’ve slowly started to feel that the free side of Codecademy is starting to die. Back when I first came here, I had fallen in love with codecademy for the vast amount of knowledge it gave to users for free. But ever since this new “Pro” thing came up, everything has changed. I don’t mind the “Pro” side much but then all the newer courses are Pro only, many of the formerly free features have been made Pro exclusive, I feel like one day, you’ll need to be a “Pro” member to be able to gain anything from here, which is sad considering Codecademy once stood out for offering such a lot for free :frowning: what do you guys think?


#2

All the free courses are still there (except php), although a bit hard to find sometimes.

codecademy knows the majortity of there users use the free content. Codecademy would die without it

from a business point of view, i suppose it make sense to promote paid content, given any business needs money to survive, including codecademy.


#3

That’s awesome! :slight_smile: . I’d love to know if any courses will be added in the future for free users.


#4

lets hope so.


#5

Code Cademy still has a lot of the free courses such as HTML, CSS, and JS which I have been learning. Sure Python 3 is Pro, but you can at least learn Python 2.

I hope this helps=)


#6

Yeah currently doing Python 2 :smiley:


#7

Nice! I’m a fairly new user to Code Cademy so I’m still learning lots about here. Sorry I couldn’t tell you more.


#8

Good to know! And welcome to the community. Hope you have a nice time here :blush:


#9

Thanks @barathr184 =) It means a lot!


#10

I recommend going pro if you are trying to get a job doing software engineering or web development.

I don’t know if its so much about CC dying out it might be that the jobs require a higher level of skill a depth and CC offers that via there Pro courses.


#11

Thanks =)

For now, I’m only a student. I could get it later on but for now I really don’t need it. I working on CSS and JS and they are good for the moment. Thanks for telling me!


#12

Sure I’d love to check out the Pro (if I could afford it, that is :stuck_out_tongue: ) but CC ain’t dying at all, as long as we, the community are together. (As the saying goes, Unity is strength)


#13

Nice saying. Yeah, the problem with Pro is how much money it is.


#14

Yeah. Another free course would be really good. I hope so too.


#15

After rereading this several times, I see what you’re saying about the possible feature of paying to get into Code Cademy. I wouldn’t like that, but the free side isn’t dead yet.


#16

I’m sorry, whom are you replying to.


#17

He was replying to the main post


#18

I was referring to @trevorhodges


#19

Just the main post in general.


#20

I wish I could answer this, but I just joined today! However, I find that CodeCademy have quite a few free courses though. So I would say it isn’t dead.