So a pretty awesome e-mail came from Bloc.Io just now - "Coding Courses Compared"
They've also included the likes of Udacity, CodeCademy, CodeSchool, ThinkFul, TeaLeaf and even the University of Phoenix. Alongside themselves, of course. Why else would they have done the comparison, right?
Anyways, some very useful data here. For the broke-asses like moi, there's Coursera and TeamTreehouse, but where does that get you? Not very far, but it depends on your goal. If you're a basic DIY'er then those two may be good enough, but if you're looking to go big time, apparently you'll have to fork out the cheddar. From as low as $1.5K on TeaLeaf at 4-8 weeks to as high as $32.8K at Phoenix University for 108 weeks. Damn. Based on the fact that you garner 2700hrs of coding experience (if you actually do the work), Phoenix seems like the IT place.
It's a decent attempt at a comparison but then... Are costs and time enough to determine best value? Is time on the keyboard all that is needed to create an awesome coder? I think not. But do you want to be an awesome coder or do you just want a job? Depends for some, but for me - awesomeness always.
That's why we're here. We're trying to build a platform where our own community members help each other determine the best option(s) based on our own experiences.