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Do i need to take this first

do you need to take Font End developer track before i venture into Rails developer track thank you your time

4 Answers

Meagan Waller
Meagan Waller
19,382 Points

Taking the frontend developer course would be beneficial, since Rails is a web framework it's good to know how to create and edit websites using HTML/CSS, Javascript, and JQuery.

The Rails course is going to assume you already have knowledge about frontend development skills, since it's focused on Rails it'll brush over the frontend parts, and focus more on the Rails specific parts.

However, feel free to jump into the Rails course, and if you feel lost you can always go and get caught up in the front end sections, and of course come to the forums with questions! :)

Also, don't forget, it's not a race, the end goal isn't getting through the material as quickly as possible, it's about building a solid foundation so you can take the skills you've learned and apply them to your own projects if you wish to do so.

Good luck!

  • Meagan
Kevin Kenger
Kevin Kenger
32,834 Points

Hey Johnathan,

I completely agree with Meagan. I started with the front-end track and it was extremely beneficial.

I'd also like to say that you should do whatever interests you. If you're stoked about learning Rails, get up in there! It won't do you any good to sit through lectures that bore you, especially if your heart is set on Rails. That's the beauty of learning at your own pace, and why I personally feel that it's the best way to learn! If you're excited about something, go with it! Honestly, that's how I ended up coming to Treehouse to begin with!

I would advise to, yes. You'll be able to fully understand how to link your apps with the bones of your website(HTML/CSS) like its second nature.

Artem Prytkov
Artem Prytkov
11,932 Points

It will be helpful for overall web development education, but if you are willing to start programming right now - Just learn basic html (cause you wont understand views if you dont understand html) and you are good to go.