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General Discussion

Top Five Courses I'd Like to See on Treehouse

I love Treehouse's approach to learning. The largest gap in their offerings, to me, is courses aimed at teaching you how to do real work--in other words, courses that bridge the gap between "here's how to create and use arrays" and "here are arrays being used in the real world, and how you might be expected to use/see them".

Lynda.com has a great-looking new course called "Web Project Workflows with Gulp.js, Git, and Browserify". That's exactly what I want to learn--real-world workflows where I can apply the piecemeal learning I've gotten at Treehouse.

  1. Workflows (see above). Both front and back end.
  2. Frameworks: Bootstrap, Foundation, Symfony, JavaScript frameworks, etc.
  3. "Portfolio building" projects. Practical, meaningful projects you can build and customize that are good demos of your capabilities to employers/clients.
  4. Real World Project Overviews. A walkthrough--with video and demos--of making a real-world project. How was it built? What tools did we use? What were the high-level steps? A typical day? And so on. Done by industry pros, if possible.
  5. More real-world "getting into web development" help. Like the current crop of "bootcamps", I'd love to see more resources for transitioning/breaking into becoming a web developer. Portfolio reviews by people who hire? Top 10 Things I Look For When Hiring Web Developers? Webinars with companies hiring web devs? A more formal connection between industry and Treehouse.

Thank you!

+1 on numbers 3, 4 and 5 for sure

+1 on the 1 and 2 also :P

I would love to have a better idea on the last 3

4 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

There are already a few projects/courses that might offer what you are looking for

Frameworks: Bootstrap, Foundation, Symfony, JavaScript frameworks, etc:

Treehouse has a frameworks basics course that covers bootstrap and foundation

"Portfolio building" projects. Practical, meaningful projects you can build and customize that are good demos of your capabilities to employers/clients.

The first html project is a simple portfolio, it might be a bit simplistic but its a start

Thanks, Stone--I didn't know of the frameworks basic course--that's great! I wonder why I couldn't find it in the Library?

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

On the Workflows front that sounds like a pretty good for Treehouse Workshops.

Agree. Sounds perfect.

David Scanu
David Scanu
19,628 Points

I would really like a course on Gulp.js.

absolutely agree with #1 and #4