It's safe to say that many people's New Year's resolutions include "learn programming." If you're one of them, what are your odds of succeeding?
Not very high. According to SkilledUp, a curator of information about online classes and boot camps related to programming, only 5% of people make it all the way through an online programming course, although 10% complete it if they pay for it.
It gets worse. Experts say that even if you complete an online coding class, you're still not close to being prepared for a job in the industry.
"The myth that anyone can wake up one day, attend a bootcamp and graduate into a six-figure salary is misleading," said Daniel Daks, product manager at SkilledUp. "I have yet to meet a learner who has gone from complete novice to professional developer through a single learning product."