Code4Startup

Learn how to code by cloning real life startups

#3 Product of the MonthMarch 2015
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Hi guys, I'm the Founder of Code4Startup. Even better, you can get the full source code of TaskRabbit clone for FREE at https://github.com/leotrieu/Code... We're learning by cloning amazing Startups. So not just LEARNING, but BUILDING something REAL ^.^
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@leotrieu Both current courses are free. What's pricing going to be like in the future?
@danruswick To be honest, I don't have that plan at the moment. Just focus on creating awesome courses.
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@leotrieu Thanks for the amazing product. When I started learning to code a few years back, this is exactly the kind of course I was looking for and unfortunately didn't find one. I had to stick with Codeacademy which is good but doesn't really show real life use cases of how the code can be used and combined to build a web application. Once again thank you for the product.
@keeranravee that's sweet
@leotrieu this is such a good idea and how I taught myself! Congrats on the launch and looking forward to seeing it evolve.
May be I should clone Producthunt as well...
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@leotrieu Check out @telescopeapp before you go too far down this path. There is a great tutorial @DiscoverMeteor too, thanks to @SachaGreif
@leotrieu Yeah check telescope first. Sacha does a really great job with it, and it wasn't a PH clone, he was developing it before PH was working on the website. That said, creating a class on how to develop and launch it wouldn't be bad. His tutorials are good, but don't get as much under the hood as you'd want if you were learning it.
@sacbookreviewer @ericwattage Thanks for your suggestions.
Also known as the "Rocket Internet Simulator" :)
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This looks really smart. The best tutorials were always building other products. Nice hunt!
@jackrometty I completely agree. It's difficult to learn something without a purpose of learning it. A lot of people attempt to learn a language from scratch with no real purpose and that’s kind of how school works (in some ways I think the modern way of learning is flawed because of this). It's infinitely better to work on a project you are really excited about and to try to find the right tools to build it.
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This is a fantastic idea. As a developer, I constantly encourage my friends to learn to code (I usually point them to Codecadey, Dash, TryRuby and the Rails Girls guides). They usually get through the introductory stuff really quickly but always ask "what am I supposed to do with this?" The problem is not teaching people about if statements or what classes are. It's getting them to do the other 90% of development, which is taking a bunch of disparate pieces and putting them together into something real.
@danruswick That exactly the reason why C4S was born. We're just 2 month old startup and a lot of thing need to be improved but on top of that, we promise to our students with something cool, something real, something they love at the end of the course. And of course, we encourage people to start their own business up. It's not easy but it is worth creating your journey. It can be for a serious career or just for fun.