Hi. I've just re-subscribed after a couple of months break and realised why I had quit it in the first place. So, my current level is 20. A week back I thought I will subscribe again to learn something and immediately hit the wall with first tasks. I cannot imagine anyone, except for professionals, to read the task description and understand what has to be done. The first thing I do, after reading vague description is looking for help not to do the task but to understand it. And I don't consider myself stupid. Then I see people solving it in ways I couldn't imagine are demanded by the task. Do you guys have the same, that almost every task at 18+ level you have to look up in the help section? There is this helpful guy in almost every task answering almost EVERY question. It's great that CodeGym has deployed him to help people. I mean, nobody believes he's not a part of the team. But there is something inherently wrong with task descriptions. Tell me what you guy think.
Does anyone else share my feelings about CodeGym?
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20 October 2020, 21:23
Yeah sometimes I have to hit help, then I learn something I didn't already know. Also as Agent Smith said - read some other books. Once I got to about level 20 I was at the point where other books on Java made total sense to me and really helped to solidify things that I only had a vague handle on. I came to this course with no previous programming experience or background in computer science and I find there are very few tasks that I give up on entirely. Yes sometimes stuff is under explained before throwing you in at the deep end. That's frustrating and can be demoralising. But just chin up, smash it and keep going. Stuff that I once found utterly incomprehensible is baby cakes to me now.
17 September 2020, 06:28
The thing is you can't rely only on CodeGym. If you are new in this field, the best (in my opinion) way to approach this is the following: pick a book or two, maybe some websites just for theory and start reading. When you feel you need some practice - come to CodeGym and practice.
17 September 2020, 11:04
Yeah, it seems accurate. It would be more truthful to advertise the website that way.
4 January, 23:12
-- ditto -- You must dig into other many materials w/ likely different styles. There is no one source or method to complete tasks ... The mobile phone IDE here is great for my learning while on the fly ...