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Codecademy logo
Codecademy

Education Company

8.6
10
Our winner
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Skillshare

Course Marketplace

8.3
10

Codecademy vs. Skillshare - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
Codecademy logoCodecademy

Codecademy is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching you how to code through digestible and interactive online courses in various programming languages. It was founded in 2011 by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski and has since amassed more than 50 million total learners from 190+ countries.

Skillshare logoSkillshare

Skillshare is an online learning platform with a focus on creative & business skills, ranging from fine art to productivity and everything in between! Today, Skillshare has more than 8000 teachers teaching 35,000+ classes.

Types of courses
Codecademy logoCodecademy
Skillshare logoSkillshare
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Skillshare classes

Thousands of self-paced classes, all included in the Skillshare subscription.

Free
Self-paced
COHORT BASED

1-on-1 sessions

1-on-1 sessions with top instructors from Skillshare.

$50 - $300 USD
1 - 2 hours
COHORT BASED

Live sessions

Live classes with some of Skillshare's top teachers.

Free
1 - 2 hours
Subscription plans
Codecademy logoCodecademy
PERSONAL

Codecademy Pro

Access to all courses, interactive learning, and projects. In a higher tier, you can also get access to their career services, which include certifications, assessments and interview prep

$12 - 25 USD per month
Skillshare logoSkillshare
PERSONAL

Skillshare Premium

Access to all Skillshare classes

$15 - 25 USD per month
Pros & cons
Codecademy logoCodecademy
    Pros
  • Interactive coding exercises
  • Hands-on projects
  • Gamified learning experience
  • Cons
  • Limited advanced courses
  • Only courses on coding & Data science
Skillshare logoSkillshare
    Pros
  • Large course catalog
  • Affordable subscription plans
  • Cons
  • Limited free courses
  • Not much that much learning support
  • Some users report problems getting a refund

General information

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Type
Education CompanyCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
300+28000+
Popularity

Popular

Popular

Available categories
Programming LanguagesData ScienceWeb Development
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness LawBusiness Strategy
Available languages
English
EnglishSpanishFrenchGermanPortuguese

Evaluation

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Full score
8.6
10
8.3
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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Skillshare
More expensiveHigher value
Career value
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Skillshare
Low valueHigh value
Customer support
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Usability
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Skillshare
BadGood

Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android

Company

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Company name
Codecademy Inc.Skillshare, Inc.
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20112010
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Zach Sims, Ryan BubinskiMichael Karnjanaprakorn, Malcolm Ong, Aaron Schwartz
External reviews
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App Store
4.833100 reviews
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Play Store
4.7327000 reviews
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Trustpilot
3.71424 reviews
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App Store
4.822300 reviews
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Play Store
4.4564000 reviews
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Trustpilot
1.31540 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
Codecademy logoCodecademy

Codecademy is a great destination to get started learning about coding, cybersecurity and data science. We like that they make it super easy and intuitive for beginners, taking learners by their hand and guiding them through the first steps of their learning journey. Their user interface and interactive lessons keep the learning process engaging, which is especially important when learning a difficult skill like coding. Overall, we think that Codecademy is a great learning platform for beginners or low intermediate learners. More experienced developers that don't want as much hand-holding might find more suitable learning materials elsewhere.

Skillshare logoSkillshare

Skillshare offers a large catalog of courses on both career and hobby-related topics. We particularly like that you can get access to every course on the platform with just one, affordable subscription. You can also book one-on-one sessions with instructors, which is a bit pricey, but a super unique offering that no other online learning platform currently offers. We can therefore recommend Skillshare to anyone trying to learn digital & creative skills, especially if a subscription sounds better than buying individual courses.

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