One of the best self-paced front end programs money can buy. The industry-alignment, quality of instruction, and feedback on your work make this worth its expensive price tag. The practice exercises and real-world hands-on projects are standout features.
Udacity's Frontend Developer path takes you from the basics of programming into building sophisticated dynamic user interfaces with React.
Udacity recommends aspiring Front End Developers complete four Nanodegrees: Introduction to Programming, Front End Developer Nanodegree, Data Structures and Algorithms, and React. We think aspiring Frontend Developers can skip the Data Structures and Algorithms Nanodegree and supplement with an alternative, lower-cost DS&A solution.
We don't find Udacity's community particularly valuable. Udacity is investing in more community-building activities, but in our opinion, you'll get more mileage by finding an alternative community.
Our course reviews are conducted by a team of technical professionals, course developers, and lifelong learners.
The lead of this project, Brian Green, has worked in developer education since 2009. He built the content development teams at Pluralsight and Udacity, implementing quality standards and tutorials to improve course quality and working with hundreds of authors to create courseware. Most recently, he built the product team at App Academy. As of writing, he estimates he has spent nearly a year of his life taking or reviewing online courses, on topics ranging from Web Development, Networking, Server Administration, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
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