Time for TOP to cut ties with CodeAcademy?


#1

So I’ve just had an email from Code Academy giving me a month free premium because some of the intermediate courses I’m on (I’m only on those recommended / used by The Odin Project) will be moving to premium only soon.

I have to admit, it was literally only the other day I was thinking to myself “TOP really should have the content on their own website as opposed to using third parties” and this thought is only being reinforced now. This is a slippery slope, only the other day I was thinking that it’s a matter of time before some of the courses recommended here on TOP will be made premium only on CA.

I know it’s a lot of content to create and it only adds to the difficulty with most of the content being video related as well but maybe the community can help or a crowd funding intuitive can be put together but I think it’s the most sensible decision to secure TOP’s future success to not rely on third parties to deliver any part of the curriculum.

Any thoughts?


#2

I’m barely in the beginning and haven’t come across FCC, but why not use Freecodecamp’s lessons?


#3

I’m not familiar with Code Academy, but I think TOP does a great job of exposing interested people (like you and me!) to different resources that are out there, like CodeCademy, etc.

What TOP should do is really a moot argument; TOP does what TOP does. It’s a volunteer operation, and I’ve benefited from it tremendously.

With that said, I think your argument was a long the lines of TOP creating their own proprietary content. I mean, there are a lot of volunteers doing a lot already. This is an open-source project. Feel free to contribute?

I mean, if it seems like it’s a big undertaking (like creating an entire suite of content such as CC) that’s because it IS a big undertaking.

And using the existing service is a great analogy to the idea of programming/coding in general: think of it as using a library, or…wait for it… a GEM! LOL