Right now, Coding-Unboxed exists primarily as a repository of online course reviews (positive, neutral, and negative), and if you’ve read my About page, I’d imagine it’s probably confusing to most visitors since currently there isn’t anything that could be considered a “learning resource”, and currently my content doesn’t answer any of the four questions that are brought up there.
So, allow me to clarify what’s in store for the future, and what you can expect to see here in 2022 and beyond.
First, to reiterate my About page just a tiny bit, I currently believe that the state of online coding education in general is better than it’s ever been, but at the same time, it’s also more complicated than it’s ever been as well. As mentioned on my About page, the sheer amount of learning material on the Internet makes it virtually impossible to navigate all the material and chart a path through it. The number of different platforms doesn’t make things any better either, and certainly doesn’t make things any more affordable (due to how much a lot of them cost).
With that said, I have plans to expand and evolve Coding-Unboxed into an interactive learning resource that will provide answers to all four of the questions on the About page. The form that this will take is still unknown and will take time – and if I had to guess, will more than likely launch in 2023 at the earliest, or possibly even later.
The reviews currently on Coding-Unboxed will not be deleted or rendered obsolete. And in fact, they will continue for the foreseeable future. But over the course of 2022 (and beyond), you can also expect to start seeing me provide ebooks and online course videos. Ultimately, the long-term goal will be to provide the above-mentioned interactive learning resource, where the content from the reviews (and from these ebooks and videos) will be inserted to form a knowledgebase.
If you’re wondering why another website to add to the countless others that already exist, I’ll admit there are absolutely some stand-out learning resources on the Web that are extremely helpful, and if you’ve come across them, freeCodeCamp and The Odin Project are invaluable and indispensable. But as good as these resources are, there are still questions that they don’t answer and areas that they don’t cover. And if you’ve used those websites and run into that frustration, my goal with the future Coding-Unboxed website is to have it become a resource that can get you from “zero” to “step 1” and then “step 2”, and then through the next few steps, at which point hopefully you’ll become self-sufficient and can learn more on your own.
Or maybe you’re already working as a developer and are looking for answers to questions that you don’t yet know about and want to make sure that your knowledge is complete and well-rounded. Eventually, Coding-Unboxed will address this as well, especially because this is where I’m personally at as a developer. What should you know as an early-career developer, and how can you go about learning everything that you need to?
Essentially, the “TLDR” here is this: Coding-Unboxed currently isn’t what I want it to be. But this will be changing over the course of 2022-2023 with more variety and scope of content (ebooks and videos), and eventually, an actual interactive learning resource that will provide answers to necessary questions for coding beginners and early-career developers.