Were these people who you worked with coming out of boot camps? Otherwise, it is understandable if they're confused about it.
Why were you pair-programming on fCC? Was it to learn yourself or teach them?
2 people said they had recently done a bootcamp that was almost $5000 and more than 5 had done a bootcamp that was somewhere between $100 and $1500.
I was on FCC to learn myself. I'm very rusty/inexperienced with JS and Bootstrap.
I can think of at least a dozen times when I never got as far as actually pair programming with a person because they could not tell me if they were using Windows, OSX, or Linux. Another dozen times I told people to e-mail me whenever they decided what program they wanted to use to connect with but they insisted we talk through facebook because they haven't been able to get into their e-mail account for months and didn't want to make yet another new one.
Sadly there's a lot of truth to what you've just said. One of the biggest problems I have observed is the plethora of terrible advice out there.
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