Software development has always been and will remain a lucrative profession for those who have the skills and guts to stick their noses in it. However, it’s no longer the challenge it used to be. Treehouse, a tech education site, is now offering a comprehensive set of online video courses to get you creating your first real-world app in three months.
The Orlando-based corporation is offering courses on iOS and Android application development. Courses are divided into several units consisting of instructional videos and question sets to help even the least tech-savvy climb the ladder of expertise and become an experienced coder.
The company has a base of more than 12,000 subscribers, ranging from 7-year-olds to 60-year-olds, enrolled in the program for less than a year that the site has been active.
Even though the very first lesson will teach how to create a simple “crystal ball” app on either platform and then submit it to the App Store or Google Play, learners will walk out of the session with the most important of the coding knowledge.
To augment these introductory courses, intermediate and advanced courses are set to be available by December.
“No one cares about building a crystal ball, but it’s an app you can build from beginning to end,” said Treehouse CEO, Ryan Course, commenting on the simple teaching approach, and about the introductory tutorial. “If you’ve never coded a single line of Java ever, you should be able to watch the videos, do the challenges and walk away and build your first app.”
It is the simplicity of the tutorial approach that makes registering at Treehouse a worthwhile investment for any aspiring software developer. The company offers different subscriptions starting as low as $9 a month for students and $25 for non-students. The fee will grant access to all the tutorials free of charge for non-subscribers, access to quizzes and coding challenges, and an additional job matching service where the Treehouse staff points qualified students to open job opportunities.
The instructional videos are brief, precise and engineered in such a way that they cover a concept at a time. Said Carson: “The goal is that you could pay $75 over three months to be job ready instead of $50,000 a year for a CS degree.”
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Edited by Braden Becker