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Thomas de Regt
Thomas de Regt
5,001 Points

The right track

My name is Thomas de Regt from the Netherlands, and work as a implementation consultant at a software company. recently I joined Treehouse. I would like to make an simpel web or on-premiss application on customer management or some sort. I have not fully figured it out. But just to gain experience on making an application.

Because me knowledge is really limited I dont know what track would suite the best. Im thinking of the PHP development track. What is your advice?

3 Answers

Stéphane Diez
Stéphane Diez
19,350 Points

Do all Tracks, you never can stop learning =) I'm developer at a company and I started as frontend developer. Now I'm making alot of backend service and I'm working with a ERP System that is called odoo (openerp). I learn every day new stuff about Linux Servers, python, c#, asp.net.

Thomas de Regt
Thomas de Regt
5,001 Points

Stephane,

Thanks for your reply bro! I will try to do them all, but the question is where to start?? Do you imply to start a track with frontend development?

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,028 Points

If you wish you can go straight onto to Front End track. This is includes some of courses on Web Design, like How to Make a website and CSS Foundations so you'll have a lot of grounding on design as well as development.

Be aware though the Front End Development track will be changing soon as CSS Foundations is being retired next month. CSS Foundations is a great course though so get as much from it as you can. :-)

My two cents would be to focus on ruby on rails. I've been trying to learn this stuff for a long time (all the way back to when ASP was a big thing) and the structure and framework that ruby on rails has built on top of ruby makes it easy to extend. Additionally, there are available gems for so many things that you won't have to write code from scratch, you'll find a lot of open source well tested stuff (for instance, the paperclip gem is essential if you're thinking about having any uploading, but you still need to know ruby and rails for customization)