Realistically, the vast majority of people don't need to go to a coding bootcamp - and it really is an arduous process if you're on one of the faster programmes.
We genuinely think 99% of people could probably get all the way on their own with the right guidance - bootcamps provide you day-to-day guidance and reassurance but you can get that on your own if you know what to look for.
Spot on about the quality of content you can find online too - there is an unbelievable amount of free tutorials and courses available, let alone the ridiculously cheap ones too.
Hey, thanks so much! Yeah, I think the trickiest part of the whole "learning-to-code" process is definitely staying on track. I remember when I was first learning, I kept jumping around between languages, frameworks, and areas of study. It was so overwhelming! I was thankful for the structure of my coding bootcamp, but I would have definitely done it on my own if I had guidance to stay on track
It's understanding that it would be the trickiest part for you and most people, because it feels completely unknown.
The benefit of a bootcamp is you know there's a lot of seasoned hiring managers around to give you the key and direction so you don't doubt what you're doing.
You can get exactly the same thing online though. A #help post on here will give you exactly that...
For sure. It's a lot more time-consuming to piece together all of the different information from the internet
For sure. I think you get for what you pay for. Unlike CS at university!
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