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Discussion on: 5 Things No One Tells You About Going to a Coding BootCamp

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Kyle Johnson

I'm on the fence. I hire developers myself and the negative I see is you now have to break them out of bad habits learned at the bootcamp or teach them basic things they should have learned.

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Donita Author

What are some of the bad habits that are taught at bootcamps?

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Kyle Johnson

I used a bad choice of words. I should not have said bad habits. You usually learn the easiest way to do something which most of the time is not the professional way of doing it. You have very little time to learn a lot of stuff in a bootcamp so learning theory goes out the window.

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Seth

Aren't you also teaching someone with a CS degree the way to do it? I know some degrees teach specific languages, but my understanding is many CS degree students come with a better understanding of concepts, while bootcamp grads come with a better understanding of implementation.

Both have something they need to learn during that first job. It's just a different something.