I've been on onemonth rails and Treehouse for a couple of weeks now and I must say both are worth every dollar of your investment. That's how I see it, as an investment not an expense. Mattan has put together a very thorough Rails course for $99 which promises you a basic understanding if not immediate proficiency in Rails. And the cost is not just for one mint as you have access to the course for a year, one month is what they are promising you will need. I've done over half a months course in less than two weeks and I must say it is very interesting and the feedback and support is very encouraging. I'm on vacation in Europe now and I am doing a refresher course by researching the videos and hand coding on a notebook every day after I finish my sightseeing.
As for Treehouse, I took the Gold plan and it's worth it too. It's about $490 or so for a year which is about $40 a month, which again, in insurance speak,is less than $15 a week. A couple of pints would cost you more and leave you just high for two minutes whereas for that money you can learn a new language and even have a crack at a new field. You can still have your pint if you're that thirsty as it doesn't set you back that much. So long story short, I recommend both onemonth rails
And Treehouse courses. You can start with a silver plan which is $25 a month (do the insurance math yourself). And Treehouse offers a whole lot of courses, once I'm done with HTML CSS I'm planning on Python, their Ruby and I think they have a Bootstrap model as well. With so much knowledge available for so little it's just criminal not to learn. Go ahead and sign up, you won't regret it.
After days of deliberating and Googling and reading up on various people's experience, I decided to sign up for onemonth rails, a beginner's Ruby on Rails class run by Mattan Griffel, and Teamtreehouse, which has a host of courses. I am currently taking html, css with Nick.
Since I'm in between projects iin terms of freelance and considering I've finished my second set of tales with a twist which need a final edit, I have some time on my hands which I figured I'll put to good use. I have been learning a few coding lessons on Udemy which has given me some basic understanding so let' see how it pans out.
This is a chronicle of my journey into coding. I'll post where I am at on the road to learning Ruby with One month Rails and HTML/CSS with Teamtreehouse, and Python which I'm learning on my own. Ambitious for a writer? You bet!