Our expanded curriculum is now live on beta.freecodecamp.com and we need your help QA'ing it

Our expanded curriculum is now live on beta.freecodecamp.com and we need your help QA'ing it


Just wanted to help out if you were having trouble…


Thank you for answering all of our questions…this info is really helpful to all of us :slight_smile:


If you’re just starting out, I would go ahead with the old curriculum. It’s valuable experience and I don’t believe some of the first challenges are changing too much. And I think the new curriculum is a few weeks away, by what I’m reading in some of the posts here. Hope this helps :slight_smile:


You would need to complete the new projects (or have already completed the existing versions of these same challenges) before you start working on the nonprofit projects. I would recommend switching over to beta. You can re-submit your links to your projects once we move beta over to freecodecamp.com

Sass, React and D3

Yes - that is my thinking on the manner.


Just to make sure, i only have to complete the projects in order to get the certificates, right? The exercises are optional.


Besides the projects, the algorithm challenges are required as well.

Everything with an asterisk behind the name (on the map) is required.


Will the javascript algorithm challenges carry on to the next version?


I think all of them will be in the new curriculum. The beta map shows all the algorithm challenges that will be included.


Well, after following your link (thanks!), I understand what Quincy is saying, and why they’ve chosen to run FCC this way. Employment-wise, I’ve always seen a separation in job titles or positions. I’ve seen Front-end folks who didn’t know a lot about back-end and sometimes vice versa, and a desire for Full-stack devs because they’re familiar with or proficient in both. I agree with Quincy when he said, “…we think all web developers should have some basic grasp on all of these topics, even if they end up specializing as a front end or back end developer.” I just hope that, in the end, I’m one of them.


Hello there, I have invested 2 days doing the first challenges(I am finishing the JQuery section), so my question is, with the upcoming new curriculum, should I wait for it to come or continue and finish the old one? Will the old curriculum certificates still be valid?
Thanks in advance



@QuincyLarson Is there anything I should do about this bug I found?


Open a GitHub issue if there isn’t one already.


@QuincyLarson The new curriculum looks great. I’ve been working through the Responsive Web Design sections, and have a suggestion if possible. It would be helpful if each exercise started out showing how the web page would look before the exercise is started so students can see what effect the changes have on the existing website. This can be done by submitting before starting work on the exercise, but it would be nice to have it done automatically at the start of each exercise. Of course, the problem with this is that currently, completing an exercise brings up a modal dialog, after which it jumps right to the next exercise, without leaving any time to thoroughly look over the results of the exercise. Maybe after the dialog box is closed, change the submit button to advance to the next exercise? I don’t know what the best solution would be for that.

In any case, I’m looking forward to going through all of the new curriculum. Thanks so much for this awesome learning resource!


I have to agree with elrolfe above. I have started the beta site, and after you successfully complete a challenge, it jumps to the next challenge with just a fraction of a second to see the end results.


I was trying to go through the backend chalenges, and as it would happen, I got stuck on the first one itself.
It was mentioned that you need to look at the GoMix project you set up earlier, and I don’t think I did set up a project at Gomix. There wasn’t a bug button,so I came here. Help me, if you would.


I’m relatively new to FCC. Should I start with the beta, or begin with the original map until the beta version actually goes live? I fear that my progress will be lost in the beta if I’m working towards the Responsive Design Certificate for example.


The beta map excites me more.

I want to get a job in front end development being self-taught. Being able to showcase certificates, projects, time invested (streaks) would go a decent way in the employer’s eyes. I’m not saying I have all my eggs in FCC, there is Udacity, Lynda, Udemy etc.

What you said is a nice sentiment, but I’d like to have something to show future employers in addition to my portfolio projects.


Love the idea of having a test suite for the projects, focus on quality assurance and security, microservices - sounds amazing!


I think I read somewhere that the exercises are optional for the certificates. The projects and challenges with a star on the ‘map’ are the only ones required.

I re-started in Beta, skipped a lot of what I did in the original, and am continuing onward based on that. If I want to save something, I save it offline.