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Learn Back-end Development the Addictive Way

Delve deep. Code more. Forge a career.

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Why settle for mediocrity when you can be remarkable?

Want to cut corners? You're in the wrong place

Avoid tutorial hell

by writing a ton of code

Stay consistent with

dopamine-driven development

Build portfolio projects

to prove your skills

Delve deeper

into foundational concepts

Learn flexibly online

without interrupting your life

For 1% the price of college

to minimize your financial risk

Join 34,000+ students learning modern backend skills

Find them in our Discord community and on the leaderboard

Theo Beers from Connecticut, USA

"I've been working as a postdoc, and ever since getting my feet wet with code I have been interested in transitioning into tech. I recently completed the back-end path on Boot.dev and just landed my first professional development job!"

Özgür Yildirim from Esslingen, Germany

"I wanted to learn to code, but boot camp and university weren't an option because of work and family. I came across Boot.dev, and the simple path to a new career was huge for me. I now have a job-offer in hand!"

Megan Astraus from Arizona, USA

"The wealth of knowledge from the hungry programmers in the Boot.dev Discord helped me land my first software developer job just a month after joining!"

Daniel Gerep from Cássia, Brazil

"I'm a senior engineer learning Go, and the pace of Boot.dev courses has been perfect for me. The members of the Discord are quick to help out with detailed answers and explanations."

A proven path to a brilliant back-end career

Most students spend about 12 months*

  • Learn in-demand back-end technologies like Python and Go
  • Spend about 12 months (when done part-time)
  • There's no risk, cancel anytime
  • We don't tolerate unhappy students: ask for a refund and it's yours

Backend developers in the US earn around $150,000

Some might look at the job data and assume that front-end positions are better for entry-level devs because the salaries are lower. On the contrary! There is higher demand and lower supply for backend positions. With the right preparation a backend position can actually be easier to land.

With all that in mind, a computer science education is actually useful for all types of developers, we've just found that it's disproportionately useful to backend engineers.

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take me to learn enough to be hired?

It's completely up to you. The time it will take you to be "job ready" will depend on how much you already know, how often you study, and how long you study for. That said, the backend career path takes many people about 12 months.

Should I include Boot.dev projects in my resume and portfolio?

Absolutely! If you built it, you should use it. The more you personalize and add your own features to the base projects, the better they will look on your portfolio.

What is Boot.dev? A bootcamp? An online school?

We're not a $10,000 bootcamp.

We're not a $50,000 university degree.

We are an interactive, self-paced, online learning path for back-end developers. You can get everything we offer for the price of a gym membership.

What will I get as a member?

You can demo the first few chapters of each course as a guest, but after that you'll be in "guest" or "read only" mode. In guest mode you won't be able to complete assignments. You also won't have access to our exclusive Discord community, certifications, and quizzes.

Members enjoy all of the features on Boot.dev.

What makes Boot.dev different?

You can read all about our methodology here. In a nutshell, we teach computer science as it applies to back-end engineering, and we do that so that you can get the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to actually get a job. We do that by having you write code, like a LOT of code.

Can I cancel my membership?

We hate to see you go, but we absolutely hate dark patterns, so we've made it really easy to cancel your subscription. You can cancel your membership any time from your settings page and you won't be billed again.

Do you offer refunds?

We're sure you'll love Boot.dev, but if for any reason you feel you aren't getting enough value out of the platform, you can take advantage of our return policy. If you contact us within 30 days of your purchase you're entitled to a full refund.

Do you offer discounts for purchasing power parity?

Yes! We believe in being as fair as possible to learners around the world, and that means pricing that reflects respective earning power.

If you're seeing pricing in anything other than USD, then you're already seeing discounted pricing for your country. If you're not seeing discounted pricing, but you are from a country with lower purchasing power, please let us know and we'll get you a discount.

Can my employer pay for my membership?

Absolutely! They can pay directly for you and your coworkers by starting a team plan. Alternatively, many companies will reimburse you for educational expenses. If you're not sure, ask your manager!

To get started just send us an email.

Can I buy a Boot.dev membership for someone else?

Yes! You can purchase redeemable membership codes that you can give away to whoever you want.

Just send us an email with what you're looking for. We'll email you a specialized checkout link.

My card is getting declined, what can I do?

9 times out of 10 this is because your bank is rejecting international transactions. You should be able to contact the customer service department of your credit card company and get your card unlocked.