App Academy was a great decision for me. Though I just started looking for work, I’ve definitely become a very competent web developer in a short period of time. Speaking of which if anyone in the Bay Area is looking for a Rails or Backbone dev, give me a shout.
I don’t know if I agree that my decision to do App Academy had a lot to do with rationalism. 4//40 is a high percentage but a small n and the fact that it was definitely discussed here or at least around the community pretty much means it isn’t evidence of much. People in my life I’ve told about it have all been enthusiastic, even people who are pretty focused on traditional credential-ism.