HACKER BOOT CAMP: Computer-programming schools are promising to teach students how to write code and help them get jobs as web developers, with starting salaries between $80,000 and $100,000, often within days or weeks of graduation.
BURNING THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS: The selective, intensive training programs can charge $15,000 for programs running nine to 12 weeks. Students can expect to work 80 to 100 hours a week, mostly writing code in teams under the guidance of experienced software developers.
WHO IT'S FOR: The programs attract students ranging from college dropouts to middle-aged career changers. Most students haven't formally studied computer science but have tried to learn to code on their own.