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TeamTreeHouse, to enroll or not to enroll

  1. Feb 8, 2017 #1
    For a beginner in programming with some prior experience and the one eager to get started in c would you recommend?
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  3. Feb 9, 2017 #2
    I don't have experience with TeamTreeHouse, but there is so much free content out there for programming that I am suspicious it's worth $200/m.
  4. Feb 9, 2017 #3
    I've heard good things about it (I know of someone on quora who entered a web development course with TreeHouse and ended up landing a junior web developer job after three months of dedicated study--he had no prior experience, nor a degree related to computer science (or any STEM discipline)--he was still a "beginner" as a programmer, but had learned enough to demonstrate enough of a level of competance to land a job with no other qualifications).

    On the other hand, if you work hard, you can learn c without paying anything (or very little--not $200/m). There are many free resources and even experts that can be persuaded to give insights (also for free) when asked online (whether through e-mail, a forum like this, or quora)--expert insights and mentorship are more or less easily reachable now through the asking of any questions you have (while learning) online in specific places.
  5. Feb 12, 2017 #4
    I quite liked the approach in this book https://learncodethehardway.org/c/ (it used to be free though)
    I recently went through Kernighan and Ritchie's book again and I think it can be a great resource if you do all/most of the exercises.
    I wouldn't use it as a first book though. It can be quite hard.
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