Codecademy introduced a new free course today called Learn PHP. The company, which offers free coding courses, is rebuilding its PHP education after removing all of its PHP courses in 2017.
A Codecademy representative explained that the courses were outdated and that their team thought PHP was declining in popularity:
Codecademy’s new Learn PHP course offers users an introduction to the fundamentals of PHP with language-specific syntax. Prerequisites include basic HTML. Students will learn about PHP variables and the string and number data types. Codecademy Pro users will get more quizzes and will create a portfolio project to showcase their new skills, but the basic course is free. The course currently takes approximately three hours to complete, and the company plans to add more content in the future.
I used to recommend Codeacademy to people, but now I don’t.
I think their learning model is not just poor, but damaging to brand new learners.