I hope you are a programmer or software developer. That is why you are reading this to find out the best platform to practice coding. It seems to be difficult to opt out the best from many other options available but it will become easy if you exactly define to yourself which type of practice you want to do.
LeetCode, AlgoExpert, Codility and HackerRank all of these platforms give you a free environment to practice coding and to learn new things related to it.
Both HackerRank and LeetCode are very popular platforms but the other two are getting fame with time. First two are used commonly for preparing interviews and coding tests and the other two are also for this purpose. Let’s talk about the differences between these platforms.
Overview of LeetCode
Exactly, we are talking about coding then it is obvious that LeetCode is a platform which can help you in getting better in coding. It provides you a way for learning new things in coding. You can also practice questions here and join coding communities for making yourself up to date. It also helps in preparing coding related interviews with job perspectives. And it is now giving you support in 14 programming languages. It has around 19 Million visits in a month on its main site as you can see:
It is also a platform similar to LeetCode which is used as a large scale coding community. It has less usage rate compared to LeetCode but it is emerging very fast.
It also provides you with many programming related questions with answers for practice. It is not as good when we talk about preparing for an interview; however it is free to use but also has a premium plan.
It will not be good to compare it with previous two platforms but you can try it out if you have a low budget. It is just providing you problems and solutions in 9 Programming languages. But it’s premium plan is very cheap when compared to other pl;atforms.
I would also like to tell you that it does not have as much credibility as other coding platforms have.
It is similar to HackerRank and also has less credibility. Even though it has half of the credibility of HackerRank, many of its users say that it is better than HackerRank. Codility is basically for passing the Codility exam so that you can get a licence or proof showing that you have passed the Codility test.
Difference between Hackerrank, Leetcode, Codility and Algoexpert
|Used for preparing coding interviews and tests
|Mainly used for practice of coding tests
|Used for online coding tests
|Has around 20 Million visits on its site in a month throughout the world
|Has an estimate of 5 to 6 Million sessions on its main site
|Around 1 Million visits in a month
|Around 0.5 Million visits
|35% of its audience is from India, 25% from USA and remaining 40% from other countries
|Most of the visitors are from India. Around 40% from India and 15% from USA.
|Most of its visitors are from USA. 30% are from USA and 20% from India while remaining percentage is covered by other countries.
|Most of visitors are from India
|Support up to 14 programming languages
|It supports up to 40 programming languages which is a good number when compared to LeetCode
|It give you support in 9 programming languages
|No exact figure I found
|Free version is available with limited features
|It is free to use when You try free trial
|No free trial.
|No free trial
|Paid version costs around 35$ per month
|It costs 25$ per month in interview plan but it also has huge plans
|45$ per year premium plan
|More questions along with answers and team support is given in the premium plan of it
|No free trial
|Is a good choice for practicing coding tests and interviews
|Good voice for preparing test in multiple programming languages
|Good for low budget geeks
|Good for getting a test experience
Link to the site is: LeetCode
Link to its official site: HackerRank
You can check it out: AlgoExpert
Link to the platforms is: Codility
Can you Google during Codility test?
Yes! You can Google during a Codility coding text but you can only search for syntax related questions.
Is Algoexpert enough for interview?
If you have a small budget plan then it will be enough for you. But if you can manage to pay for LeetCode or HackerRank then it will be good for you.
Is Leetcode good for beginners?
Yes! You can start from its free trial as a noob then you can get a premium plan to learn further more things related to coding on LeetCode.
Is Hackerrank safe?
It is the only name of this platform which seems to be insecure but HackerRank is quite secure to use.