Are coding boot camps worth the money?

Episode 1610 (58:45)

Michael from Anaheim, CA
Code Academy

Micheal wants to know if these coding boot camps can get you a job after learning for only 12 weeks? Leo says that you can get a good start with them, but it's not something you don't want to pay too much money on. Code Academy will teach you the same basic skills. But even then, you have to take what you learn to the next level to make a living at it. Nothing can substitute practice and experience. 

Leo says that learning full-stack web development via Javascript is a great way to get a job. Learning Python is also a good idea. But good programming practices will keep you from picking up bad habits. Leo recommends the book How to Code.