Programming Courses for Pre-Beginners
Other courses assume you know way more than a real beginner--a pre-beginner--could possibly know. Other courses go from
print("hello world") to "a monad is a monoid in the monoidal category of endofunctors" leaving you far behind.
The Hard Way method takes its time, going in small steps, never taking huge leaps. In short: The Hard Way courses teach you the foundational basics you need to understand other programming topics.