The Web Developer Bootcamp 2020
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30 points • JDMikl
What course is better?
Hey guys. So on my learning path I've decided to buy a course on Udemy for web-dev, and I don't know which one is better:
- This course from Colt Steele, I've heard A LOT of positive feedback on this course, from reddit as well, it's the most popular course and highly rated and so on. Or
- This course from Angela Yu, this is highest-ranked course, the description of the course looks more in depth. And this course is also quite popular (by far not as much as 1-st one). And also this course promises to have plenty of projects to apply for Junior pos. with, which is quite good thing.
I will invest plenty of time in this so i'd like to make right decision. They have a sale now for a few more days.
9 points • Tbrahn
Any suggestions on what I should try next?
Hello! I've messed around with programming, off and on, my entire life. October of last year I decided to take it a bit mroe seriously. I started Colt Steele's Web developer bootcamp on Udemy (https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/) and finished it. I also completed most of the FreeCodeCamp exercises. I felt like I learned a ton from it but not quite enough to get a full stack dev job. I finished in in January 2019. From there I made a simple website for a small local business that some friends owned. I practiced a bit more with some codecademy courses but my learning kind of died off a little. In the summer I got my current job as a Web Support Specialist at a University. Right now I primarily help provide user support with a server migration that we are doing. This of course isn't a developer job, but I got it because of my experience from learning to program.
If I want to get a full stack or front end developer job, what should I be doing next?
116 points • fuckyallmat
Skill up! Udemy courses are on discount sale and other few free courses from Harvard, Yale, MIT, etc
Note: This is not a promotion for Udemy. If you have always wanted to learn that new skill or upgrade existing skills but did not have the time or opportunity. Well now is the time. Various courses are on discounted sale on Udemy. I bought a spanish course since I always wanted to learn spanish and have been learning the basics on and off since 2009 I guess. I am at a beginner level.
Anyway, lots of new courses to learn are available. Personally since I am a web developer, I can recommend a few web development related courses.
Udemy Web Development Bootcamp - https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/
This is the spanish course I am learning - https://www.udemy.com/course/el-metodo-spanish-1/
This is a free course on android app development - https://www.udemy.com/course/learn-android-application-development-y/
This is your chance. Today. Go grab it. Whatever you wanna learn. Whatever you wanna do. Take control in your own hands. GYOW!
Edit : u/spacejesus01 provided link to 64 more free courses from Harvard, here is the link -
7 points • Paserecxjo
Can't recommend Colt Steele's courses enough. The guy is a fantastic teacher:
2 points • soSick96
I saw lots of people recommending it, so wait for a discount if u gonna buy cuz its currently 129$ but when on discount it goes down to 10$ i think
2 points • beefyliltank
Haven't taken MTH 231. Is that a version of discrete math?
The CS290 assignments are pretty straight forward for the first half to two-thirds, and then it gets a bit more challenging. Their approach to teaching JS they tell you about the idiosyncrasies, but not the basics. Some people like this approach, and some people don't. For me, I don't.
The final is all over the place. My best piece of advice is work on getting a high score on all the assignments, put as much as you can on your cheat sheet for the final, and simply hope for the best.
As well, you can follow Colt Steele's web development course on Udemy which is more structured and better taught than 290. It can be found here
2 points • akame_21
It would be manageable, especially if you're studying full time. A little bit of prep work before 290 will make it a breeze, as in a couple hours of work each week until the final project.
1 points • TeezusRa
1 points • Roseblade23
You'll be pleased with the current $15 price for that Python course. Over a million students have enrolled. And it's the highest rated. Not a waste of money at all.
And since we're on Udemy, if Web Development turns out to be your interest, Colt Steele is the other "star" on Udemy for that kind of training:
1 points • SpukySpectre
I would highly recommend Colt Steele's The Web Developer Bootcamp on Udemy!
It is a very thorough course that covers all of the important topics. It's around 45 hours total and I have about 2 more hours left and I am confident when I say that I have learned more from this one course than most classes in school.
Colt is a super cool guy who is extremely knowledgeable in Web Development and programming in general. The community within the course is great and everyone there is helpful answering questions! The TAs are awesome and super helpful as well!
Edit: I almost forgot. If you haven't used Udemy before, they usually do a big sale, like 90% off of courses a few times a month. I'm not entirely sure why they do it, but I would wait until there's a sale so you can pay like $10 instead of $100. I believe there's one going on now
1 points • riskyboyyy
Here this is my first course
1 points • Scorpion1386
Thank you so much! Also, would you think that this is a good course to learn web development from?
I bought it back in January.
1 points • escapewithniko
Last updated 2/2020.
1 points • GamerFan2012
Just take Colt Steele's Web Development Bootcamp on Udemy. Then you actually can build your own site. It's pretty simple actually.
1 points • kostasomonarxidos
Εγώ είχα δοκιμάσει αυτό ο συγκεκριμένος έχει και άλλα courses που δίνει έμφαση σε CSS κομμάτι με Bootstrap και άλλα frameworks
1 points • Method1337
It's called the 'Web Developer Bootcamp'. You can check it out here.
1 points • b-mish
Yea, I mean I come from a Mathematics background so I did some coding in VBA and Python which was very much learn this, pass these exams, study etc. I didn't find it enjoying until I had to build some stats programs and had something to show at the end.
For me, non of it really went in until after that, tutorials online tend to be more code along type projects, its only when I started making my own projects and getting stuck along the way that I feel the knowledge is retained.
I feel you still need to bridge the gap between where you are and where the Wes Bos course starts just in terms of learning HTML and CSS but like I said its super simple and there's tons of videos online.
1 points • beam_me_up2020
> I'm thinking either software dev or network maintenance.
I say this as a five year sysadmin who should have gone dev. Nobody gets into network without experience. At least with dev you can build out your Github and let people see what you can do. Systems side (including network), nobody cares about homelabs/projects. Only experience matters because nobody is trusting their infrastructure to a noob.
I highly recommend https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/ to learn full stack development.
1 points • AllTheMedicine
This was my first web dev course. It's a bit more outdated than other courses these days but it's a solid introduction.
I should mention that I have a 4 year degree where I took like two years of Java courses. Once I graduated, I had no desire to use Java and spent a few months watching web dev related courses.
Having a degree makes landing that first job a bit easier regardless of it's usefulness now.
1 points • phackzer
Jag körde på denna kurs: https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/
Den brukar vara på rea för runt 10€, och jag rekommenderar den starkt för alla som är intresserade av att börja lära sig koda.
1 points • fleeceman
I'm a fan of Colt Steele. I haven't done this particular one but I did an algorithm course he did and he is very good. The link below should be a good starting point if you decide this is a route you want to go down.
I decided to learn to code last year and enrolled in a bootcamp. It was expensive but I landed a job in an interview they set up for me so was worth it in the end for me. Many in my class have still not found jobs yet though, probably due to covid.
1 points • ynnhoj-
I'd say without a doubt go for this course https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/
Has a huge online community on discord as well as questions and answers just take a look at the amount of people that are enrolled on that course as well as the ratings.
1 points • mrkerbean
best way to start if you are into web development
1 points • Anotorea
Seems at least one of the courses is a udemy course, actually. this one specifically.
Edit: Checked a few more. I suspect they are all Udemy courses.
1 points • czmtzc
https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/ is 11.99, but self guided. A classroom course where you have a real teacher can cost thousands ($14 - 21K according to the above link), because you have to get a tech person to teach it and the ones you want can make six figures doing tech stuff instead.
For 11.99 I am thinking of buying it just to look at it and I'm a tech guy. It has 46 hours of instructional videos and such. 4.6/5 star rating from 166k out of 555k students.
Your college degree will only matter in so much as I hope you learned how to learn in college, if so a boot camp as above could be a god send. If not it will be a waste of time and money.
1 points • headyyeti
These are 2 completely different languages and if you don't know html/css/js then I highly recommend going through Colt Steele's frontend course https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/
You can learn both side by side but I would do the Web Dev Bootcamp first. He teaches how you can get everything going with Node as the backend, then you can take what you learn and build your ASP.NET Core backend to service your API requests pretty easily imo.
This is what I did and I would recommend anyone to do the same.
1 points • grensley
A course like This one will basically get you the basics.
- Client side JS
- Server side JS
You will have a foundation on which to learn about modern web technology.
1 points • UnBoludoDeReddit
Lei re tarde este post, estoy empezando un curso de web developer en udemy, me gustaria entrar en la comunidad. Fuerza bro.
1 points • giacobbbe
Colt Steele's Web Developer Bootcamp is a great course for a good value. It has a ton of coding exercises to help you solidify the concepts, and Colt is a great teacher.
1 points • RecursiveBob
Firstly, technical skills are definitely something you can learn on your own. I'm not devaluing a CS education (my own undergrad degree was in CS), but if you want to teach yourself to code, there's never been a better time. There are a lot of places online with information on pretty much any skill you might want to learn. You might try checking out some of the courses on Udemy. The list prices are expensive, but they have tons of sales where they're very cheap. For example, this course teaches you a lot of web development stuff, and it's on sale for $11. Don't be discouraged by not knowing stuff. Every single programmer started out by not knowing how to program. Your situation isn't any different.
Second, tech skills are definitely NOT the only path to being an entrepreneur. There are lots of different kinds of businesses that you can start, many of which have nothing to do with tech. Try reading some stuff on business concepts, and on entrepreneurship.
1 points • Furry_pizza
1 points • InternalEnergy
Don't give the so cute murderous cats ideas; we humans are already obsoleting ourselves!
3 points • OrCharlotteSometimes
I know of one bootcamp that recommends at least 80hrs of prep work before starting the camp. Which would allow you to try stuff out and see what you like.
This is a well-reviewed, inexpensive introductory online course:
I also recommend https://exercism.io
Best of luck!
1 points • crunchbang123
I found Colt's Web Dev Bootcamp to be pretty engaging and informative.
You can check out his videos on Youtube to get a feel for how he teaches different topics.
1 points • Makaer
Do Colt Steeles web developer bootcamp on Udemy. Fantastic base to start.
1 points • Unravel33
Long course but covers everything you need to start out
1 points • yourlifeismine
It's £15 but I would absolutely recommend doing something like this.
1 points • bashmolls
I've been working through the "Web Developer Bootcamp" on Udemy, lead by Colt Steele since January now, whilst balancing a demanding full time job, I'm just over halfway through now, I've been enjoying every minute of it (when I've had time to study).
Also, I am familiar with using Git hub and issue management tools from my current role.
Over the last 12 months I have become stuck in a rut in my current role, and have been looking for similar roles in the industry I work in.
I am currently a Quality Analysis Engineer for Infotainment and Online Systems for a well known automotive brand here in the UK.
I manage test activities on a fleet of vehicles, report software bugs and issues found during testing to engineers and developers and support project status events, where the current software status is presented at board/director level.
Currently our industry is suffering a downturn, due to the Covid crisis, and my company has offered voluntary redundancy to all colleagues, with my package being a £10,000 tax free pay out (appx 5-6 months wages after deductions).
Now looking on line there seems to be an ever growing wealth of opportunities in web development and software development in general. Also, I think my background lends itself quite well, carrying over my existing skills on UX/UI bug reporting and system understanding into another industry.
My options are as follows, as I see them:
- Stay in my current job, develop my skills at a slower pace, build my portfolio and start applying later in the year, in the meantime hoping the redundancies don't become compulsory, without a £10k sweetener.
- Take the £10,000, focus in the short term on developing my skills full time, setting up a company, building my portfolio by taking on work supporting and developing for small local businesses, hoping that within 6 months I'll be able to land a job as a dev or earn enough from working for myself.
Also, I am a qualified electrician and have friend who run their own businesses who I could work for if I really need to, on a day rate cash in hand basis.
I'm interested to know peoples thoughts on this, and sorry if its a bit wordy :)
1 points • Blazert19234
when I hit the link, it says 199$, I'm thinking it must be because I bought a related course a couple months ago, thinking I should just make a new account
1 points • turtleshirt
I'm doing the course by Colt Steele https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/
It's about the same price for 47 hours of material. He's very approachable and easy to learn from. Has a large team to answer questions and look through. Really enjoying it. He has a number of courses, I think one may be an amalgamation and a bit newer than this. But definitely well regarded and for less than $15 I feel like I've gotten well over a first year uni course from it (in those subjects covered). Good luck.
1 points • PineapplePanda_
It says $13.99 here, is this the one you wanted?
Don't think it'll get any cheaper
1 points • vanhaliz1
Udemy has good stuff for cheap. https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/
2 points • shrimpahey
Honestly I tried a few different paths (including a more theoretical approach following OSSU https://ossu.firebaseapp.com/#/) but always lost steam mid way through.
What really worked for me was a more practical approach following Colt Steele’s web development Bootcamp from Udemy (https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/). It’s a project based course which walks you through how simple web applications are built. I felt that it really consolidated a lot of the more theoretical stuff I had picked up along the way with some intuitive fun projects. You can generally get it for under $12 and it’s worth the shot.
The tech is always changing but if you have the fundamentals down and some practice in a particular facet of tech you’ll find that learning other segments will come easy.
2 points • jerryolives
I would personally recommend freeCodeCamp. It teaches you everything you could need to get started on as a front-end developer, and it's all free!
After completing the fCC curriculum through the React section, I might jump into a course, if only so that you'll have the experience of setting up your local environment, etc which you can avoid if you only stay on fCC. Steph Smith, who is pretty well known in the maker community, originally learned to code through this course: https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/
Hope that helps. Cheers!
2 points • jillesme
https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/ has helped a lot of people.
1 points • robf101
The README i great (check it out, I see someone has linked it) but I’m someone who struggles when I’m given a lot of info all at once.
I always suggest Harvards cs50 and then a web developer bootcamp (lots of options for the bootcamp but this one I think is good and it’s very cheap). I’d suggest doing them in that order - do the exercises (allow yourself to struggle wit them, you’ll learn a lot).
1 points • osu_capstone_course
1 points • DevTGhosh
Go through this roadmap and familiarize yourself with the various terms being used don't get overwhelmed by it just know that it exists. Go through Colt Steel's Web developer Bootcamp (haven't tried it but heard it's good) and keep doing freecodecamp alongside it.
Then make some projects on your own(absolutely crucial) and start applying for jobs or looking for freelance clients.
1 points • inketanium
That makes sense. I found a udemy course which seems good and I may go that route. You seem familiar with the field, so do you think this seems like a good way to approach web development:
Thanks for your responses.