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Andrew Sena7,851 Points
If I'm looking into being a back-end developer what languages should I focus on?
Caleb KleveterTreehouse Moderator 37,862 Points
PHP, Python, and I believe Ruby are all back-end languages that Treehouse has courses for. Sense you now a little PHP you should probably focus on that.
Justin HornerTreehouse Guest Teacher
You really can't go wrong with any of the back-end languages. I personally favor Ruby and Ruby on Rails for web development because I feel I'm more productivity in that environment but it really comes down to the best tool for the project. I'd recommend trying the Ruby, PHP and Python courses here on Treehouse to get a feel for each.
I hope this helps.
Michael Hess24,511 Points
Hope this helps :)
You already know one: php.
Many languages can do the same thing, so to say one is better than the other in general is sort of nonsensical. However, some programming languages do certain things better than others and that is where you would want to choose one over the other, but again, you can't really decide that until you know what you want to do. If you just want to be a "back-end developer" then my answer is you could choose any of the back-end languages, really.