Should I pursue a CS degree?
Hey guys, thanks for reading.
I want to be a good software engineer/developer. I've been reading about being self-taught and dev bootcamps. A lot of people seem to advocate those over the traditional option of getting a degree. I don't really care about a credential. I just want to be excellent at programming. Is a CS degree the best route? Some people say there will be crucial gaps in your knowledge if you don't get one. Others say a CS degree doesn't give students adequate experience for actual jobs. I am loving coderbyte and have a lot of books on coding, however, all the resources are a little overwhelming.
Can anyone give a recommendation? What should I do if I want to become an excellent programmer? I am learning a good deal working on my own projects, looking things up as I need them, but will a structured approach take me further? What do you think of dev bootcamps? What do you think of the CS degree? Thanks!