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This bootcamp takes your coding skills from novice to pro in less than 12 weeks

Most college courses will cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars, but this comprehensive training costs less than one textbook.


Christine Burkson


Posted on Mar 23, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 1:27 am CDT

Working flexible hours on a creative project from your favorite coffee shop might seem like a dream that will never come true. However, this is a pretty common day in the life of an established professional developer.

For anyone contemplating a career-swap, the Interactive Coding Bootcamp is an ideal starting point. This 12-week course is designed to turn any coding novice into a job-ready developer, complete with a portfolio of apps to prove the point. Most college courses will cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars, but this comprehensive training is currently 92 percent off its regular $499 price.

Through 33 hours of video tutorials, the Coder Manual bootcamp teaches both front-end and back-end development—in other words, the flashy stuff that keeps you browsing through a website, and the engine beneath the hood. You’ll start with a thorough grounding in HTML and CSS, the building blocks of the web, before transitioning to Javascript, jQuery, and frameworks such as AngularJS.

Want more? The tutorials also cover Ruby on Rails, Node.js, ecommerce, databases, algorithms, test-driven development, and Git version control, among many other subjects.

Students receive live guidance through screen-sharing sessions with instructors, as well as a reference ebook on getting hired as a developer. Throughout the course there are project apps to build for practice, and something to show recruiters.

For any subject, immersive courses are usually the most effective. The Interactive Coding Bootcamp covers a lot of ground in 12 weeks, and gives you the option to start taking on professional work before your summer vacation. Usually priced at $499, you can currently enroll via the Daily Dot Store for $39. You’ll save 92 percent off, plus you’ll get lifetime access to all the content.

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*First Published: Mar 23, 2016, 1:10 pm CDT