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Kyle Martin

$49.99 a month seems steep. How does this compare to free assets like FreeCodeCamp? Or the boot camps on Udemy? You can buy 2 sometimes 3 courses for $50 depending on the sales. How does it rank against the other code sites like Codecademy which is $19.99 a month or Pluralsight which is $29 a month?

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Yeah... This is something I touched upon in one of my blog posts:

dev.to/aleksandrhovhannisyan/learn...

There are tons of freely available resources and tutorials online, some of which are actually better than the paid alternatives.

$49.99/month is ridiculously overpriced. YouTube, MDN, W3Schools, FreeCodeCamp, and lots more are free.

To each their own, though.

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Kyle Martin

Oh I actually read the wrong block. It's $79.99 a month for month by month. That is outrageous.

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Best Ways to Waste $79 in 2020

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RealToughCandy.io Author

If $79.99 a month is outrageous, I shudder to think what you think about coding bootcamps.

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Kyle Martin

A lot of coding bootcamps are a waste of money and typically for people who have no other way to learn how to code because they lack discipline. Bootcamps know that and they capitalize on it. The only bootcamps worth anything are ones that guarantee a job afterward.

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

$49 USD / mo for text? Wow, that's high.

Actually, it's much worst, looks $49 USD is when paying for 3 months upfront. Here's the pricing for those who are wondering:

This article is just a big ad. I realize we've been given disclaimer but it doesn't make it much better.

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Kyle Martin

Yup! Didn't realize I looked at the wrong option. That's insane I don't care how "good" your site claims to be $79 a month for month by month is way over priced for what else there is on the internet.

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RealToughCandy.io Author

You're 100% correct Andrew. My article is an "ad" for showing people educational options. The per month plan gives you access to hundreds of interactive, well-organized courses. It's definitely not for everybody.

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

The hustle is strong with this one.

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RealToughCandy.io Author

Have a good one.

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RealToughCandy.io Author

The per-month gives you access to their entire catalog. Their course selection is very diverse but I think the biggest differentiator is that their coding playgrounds are right in the browser -- you can run JavaScript/HTML/CSS/Bash/Java/Python/Ruby etc right on the page with every course. Some sites do have something similar but it's not nearly as robust as this site.

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Kyle Martin

I mean the competitors like Codecademy are equally as powerful (just comparing youtube videos / haven't used either personally) and they are 1/3rd of the price. I feel as if this Educative site is just ripping people off. Either way thanks for the share, interesting to explore other options but don't advise people to spend that amount of money when there are equal or better options out there for cheaper or free.

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akshaytolwani123

The pricing may be steep but the courses are really good. I tried their free c++ course and it is awesome.It may not cover everything but I can understand everything very easily.The only problems is one mentioned by RealTouchCandy that we cannot save files to our offfline computers.My problem is that there aren't many courses.There are really good frontend courses but nearly no backend courses though it may be solved in the future once the platform has more instructors. Also it has the same problem as codeacdemy, it does not tell you how to set up a dev encvironment you have to google it. I am creating many courses for educative inlcuding qt and django. There are really less courses about new things like django.

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

but I think the biggest differentiator is that their coding playgrounds are right in the browser

To be fair, this isn't really a big differentiator nowadays. Lots of platforms have that feature (e.g., Codeacademy and Scrimba, to name two).