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General Discussion

Is Treehouse being wound down?

I joined the site in 2015, partly because of the incessant YouTube ads with Ryan Carson. I really liked it and there was a wide variety of up to date courses with knowledgeable instructors. I've recommended it to people as a great way to learn over the years.

I recently restarted my membership and I've noticed the selection seems somewhat more limited than I remember. For example, the Swift course I did has been retired. I just completed the Laravel Basics course and its behind the current major version so I encountered some compatibility issues. There are only two courses for Laravel too, and both quite basic intros to the framework, but I gather its the most popular PHP framework in 2020.

I haven't seen any ads for years either, so I just wonder if the enthusiasm has gone a bit for this business? Hopefully not, I wish to see it continue!

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Jack Jackson No, Treehouse is not being wound down. But Treehouse is also aiming to provide education in the most demanded topics from our students. PHP, however, is not on the list of the most in demand.

That being said, the two Laravel courses are being taught not using the latest version of Laravel, but rather the latest LTS (long-term support) version of Laravel. Laravel 6 was released as the newest LTS version of Laravel in September 2019. Laravel 7 was released March 3, 2020 and Laravel 8 was released a mere 17 days ago on September 8, 2020. But neither Laravel 7 nor Laravel 8 are LTS versions of that framework.

I hope to see Treehouse continue for a long time to come as well! :sparkles: