Studying Resources: Dev Bootcamps
I’ve been studying for about 2 months with my gaze set on getting accepted to one of the U.S.‘s top coding bootcamps: Hack Reactor and Fullstack Academy.
After breaking the paradigm of using resources that weren’t prescribed by the bootcamps, my life became much easier. I’m listing all the books and websites that aided my journey, with bold formatting on the ones I recommend, and bold + italics on the ones I really really recommend (through a cost x benefit analysis standpoint):
- HTML5 The Fast Way
- The Little Schemer
- Think Like a Programmer
- www.codecademy.com: Not that great, but necessary nonetheless for the 101 stuff. And it’s free.
- www.codeschool.com: I find Codeschool’s courses a bit slow-paced, since they require a lot of video-watching. You can bypass the videos, but the UX is not as good…
I’ll try to elaborate this post a bit further, but for now, I’d strongly recommend the strongly recommended resources I cited here. Ha ha ha.
BTW, I failed my first HR interview. By then I had practiced almost ZERO map/reduce functions, and that’s where my evaluator wanted to test me.