What do coding bootcamps teach?

By Chevas Balloun

Last Updated: June 5th 2024

Coding bootcamps clearly give you the skills needed to code like a pro - but what, specifically, do they teach?

Coding bootcamps such as Nucamp not only teach you coding languages the set you up for success in a job post-graduation, they also teach you vital skills in collaboration alongside others. In most professional web development roles, you’ll likely be collaborating and problem-solving alongside others on a team, whether it be other web developers or team members. What better way to learn than in a community coding bootcamp alongside your instructors and peers?

What do coding bootcamps teach?

Community coding bootcamp structure

The community coding bootcamp model is unique in that it blends the best elements of traditional full-time, in-person bootcamps alongside others that are fully remote. Full-time, in-person bootcamps are typically only based in large US cities - in fact, 50 percent of bootcamps in the US are located in just 10 cities. This, coupled together with these programs being full-time, requires a large commitment for aspiring students who may live in more remote areas. Online-only bootcamps, however, also pose challenges. Without the urgency of in-person meetings with an instructor, it’s hard for students to hold themselves accountable to deadlines.

Community coding bootcamps, such as Nucamp, take the benefits of both of these approaches and fuse them together. In Nucamp’s coursework, students are expected to complete weekly video and reading assignments alongside several projects remotely. However, weekly in-person workshops are held nearby to a student’s location so that they can collaborate with their peers and instructor. During your courses and even in your professional web development career beyond bootcamp, you’re bound to run into tough challenges. That’s why web developers never go at it alone! Many participate in meet-ups or collaborate as part of a larger team so that they can troubleshoot ideas with others in order to solve a problem. Community coding bootcamps give students the foundation needed to collaborate and problem-solve alongside others.

At the end of your coursework, you’ll not only have the skills you need to start your web development career - you’ll also have a host of website projects to build out your portfolio, which will be crucial in showing potential employers your skillset.

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Languages taught in coding bootcamps

Coding languages are typically broken down into two focus areas - front end and full stack (back end). Front end coding bootcamps typically focus on languages that enhance a user’s experience on the front end (public-facing) portion of a website, such as user experience and design. Full stack web development typically includes these languages but also teaches students back end languages for administering databases and securing data.

Nucamp’s Web Development Fundamentals course is a solid introduction to coding basics for any entry-level coding role, whereas Nucamp’s Front End Web and Mobile Development course takes this a step further, introducing students to deeper concepts of front end coding languages and their application in responsive websites and mobile apps. Languages typically included in front end coursework are:

  • JavaScript: JavaScript has helped to standardize the way many websites and applications are built, so it is the basis of many coding courses regardless of whether you’re interested in developing websites, mobile apps, or PC/Mac apps in a job after bootcamp.

  • HTML and CSS: HTML is the standard language used to build web pages and applications. CSS dictates the styling of these web pages and applications, using code that describes the format, look, and feel of page content.

  • Bootstrap: Front end coding bootcamps generally use Bootstrap, a collection of CSS and Javascript code simplify building seamless-looking user interfaces on websites and applications.

  • React and React Native: The React language is the most popular Javascript library, which takes things a step further by allowing you the ability to build systems that connect consumer data at a higher level. React Native allows you the ability to do this, but also the skills needed to package websites into mobile apps.

Nucamp’s Full Stack Web and Mobile App Development course combines these front end languages alongside back end languages such as:

  • NodeJS and MongoDB: NodeJS and MongoDB are a commonly used languages and tools that are used heavily in databases, user authentication, and data storage.

Nucamp’s courses also include overviews of Git and GitHub, the most frequently used control systems used by web developers to track coding changes made to a code base. As a professional web developer, you’re likely to use these tools while working alongside other web developers to ensure you have a working knowledge of each other’s code changes.


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Chevas Balloun

Director of Marketing & Brand

Chevas has spent over 15 years inventing brands, designing interfaces, and driving engagement for companies like Microsoft. He is a practiced writer, a productivity app inventor, board game designer, and has a builder-mentality drives entrepreneurship.