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New to Team Treehouse! What tracks and library items should I look at?

Hello all:

I am excited to be a new member of Team Treehouse. Through my initial browse I can see the vast wealth of knowledge this community has come together to create and I am excited to take advantage of it.

The reason I signed up for Team Treehouse is because I have a potential new job opportunity which requires me to develop and learn certain skills.

I've been tasked with learning about websites, specifically ecommerce, email platforms, CRM (customer resource management), and payment systems (recurly, stripe, etc).

What would b the best tracks and library items I could read and watch that would help me develop these skills?

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

1 Answer

Given what you've been tasked to learn, I say start with the Front End development track. This track will teach you all about the structure(html), layout(css) and interactivity(javascript) that are all part of modern web pages. When getting into e-commerce, you'll need to know about how backends work such as databases and how data is stored and retrieved. A good track for that is the PHP track and more recently, the Python track. In my opinion, PHP is an easier track because it ties so well with the web and is ready made for databases. Python is a great language too however, PHP seems to be more in line with what you're trying to learn, at least initially. Let me know if you have any other questions. I can go on and on but I don't want it to be something you feel is too long and stop reading.