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Jake HerronCourses Plus Student 942 Points
My goal is to become a Web Developer but I just can't seem to decide on a language. When I do my own research, I get so many mixed answers as to what has the best future, job growth/opportunities, etc. And I even read that WordPress switched over to Node.js. Does anyone have any input on this issue that might help me make my decision?
Jennifer NordellTreehouse Teacher
And then dive into PHP. Note that in the Full Stack track you'll also learn Node.js Hope this is useful someway!
Kevin Korte28,109 Points
Wordpress at it's core is still php. I think what you read about is the newer Calypso which is a nodejs based client for wordpress.
With that said, php isn't going anywhere fast. Php is where I started, and it probably has the lowest entry bar. However, node.js has gained tremendous support lately, and it's kinda the cool, new, hip kid on the block. I'm personally 80% on the node.js train, and about 20% on ruby still.
I would do one of two things, learn node.js, or learn both. But either way, learning node would be a good move. And if you can learn node, you can learn php.
Markus Mönch16,383 Points
i just wanted to ask this question and got this thread here as suggestion to look at.
When you choose node.js I think there is no need to learn php afterwards?! Why you should learn both.
Im currently doing it. Im still at jQuery. The jquery course here is not so good. Mistakes in the videos and not cut out very well and not so good explanation. http://try.jquery.com im almost finished with that course and it is better explained there. hopefully after jquery it gets better again.