Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

General Discussion

I was told to start a dev portfolio, but I'm lost.

I was recently told that it was time to start developing a portfolio. It's pretty easy to find suggestions on building a web design portfolio, but when it comes to web development, there's a dearth of info.

I'm working toward a career in PHP and Javascript Dev. Any suggestions on where/how to start would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time. :)

4 Answers

Sam Chaudry
Sam Chaudry
25,519 Points

Hi Jess get a GitHub account and upload some Javascript solutions or PHP solutions to problems that people maybe having when building web applications. You can link them to your linked profile that would be a good way of getting started

Thanks for the reply Sam! I know this is going to sound a little ignorant, but what do you mean when you say upload Javascript and PHP solutions. Do you just mean common code snippets that people might find helpful?

+1 Sam. Was going to recommend github as well. Just FYI Jess, your github link in your treehouse profile is broken.

It should be fixed now. I'm just starting to get my feet wet with Github - I actually only have a profile at the moment because of my job - but I am working toward adding more to my account. It's a little intimidating. :3

Sam Chaudry
Sam Chaudry
25,519 Points

Hi Jess yeah spot on, just code snippets that you can save in sublime text as solution.js or solution.php. and just upload them and add read me notes so if someone logs on they can see what you've done and download them and incorporate it into their web applications.

Hope that clears things up a little...

It definitely does, thanks!