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Comprehensive Courses in PHP Programming

At Treehouse, you can learn PHP Programming at your own pace. As one of the most widely used Internet technologies, you’re probably already familiar with programs that utilize PHP. Facebook, Wordpress, and Wikipedia, and more all are built on PHP. In fact, over 70% of the web utilizes PHP as their service-side language. With Treehouse’s help, you too can create dynamic and powerful web apps using PHP.

With our online coding courses, you can harness the power of self-paced learning. Programming languages like PHP are available for you to learn at the beginner level, or any level you’re currently at. As one of the most useful programming skills out there,PHP is a great addition to any coding resume. If you’re wanting to add PHP to your skillset, or just advance your skills, then Treehouse is where you can go.

We have a variety of PHP courses available, and the ability to customize your learning track. Whether you’re needing to focus on some weak spots or get an all-around education in PHP, Treehouse can help you out. You can take as many courses as you like, or just focus on one at a time. There’s no commitment on your part, only what time you’re willing to give.

With our PHP courses, you’ll get access to everything you’ll need to succeed. We have practice modules, quizzes, workshops, exercises, challenges, and more. When you use Treehouse, you’ll get to build out a portfolio with real world projects. This makes you look much better to potential employers, and helps you enter the job market with useful experience.

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PHP Development Classes to Accelerate Your Career

If you’re new to PHP, it’s an open-source, general purpose scripting language. PHP was built using the C language and stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. At one point, PHP stood for Personal Home Page. Now that acronym is recursive, so it just refers to itself. With PHP, you can embed it directly into HTML to create simple websites or use it as a full SaaS application. With PHP knowledge you glean from Treehouse, you’ll be able to build these simple websites, applications, and more.

With Treehouse’s courses, you’ll be able to develop your PHP skills gradually but efficiently. You can use our courses to advance your career exponentially, or you can use them to just brush up on some skills. If you’ve never coded before, you can use the skills you learn to actually break into this sometimes difficult job arena. You can customize which way you go. If you want to start from scratch at the beginner level you can, or if you want to jump into some advanced courses, you can do that too. You can focus on whatever track is most important to developing your PHP skills. With Treehouse’s style of teaching, you’ll be able to build your knowledge anyway you want. You’ll get real-world experience that gives you an edge over other applicants and actually helps you carve a path for yourself in the coding industry.

Of course, if you have full-time demands, like parenting or a career, it can be hard to learn a new skill. But that’s one of the best things about Treehouse. With learning tracks that are designed to be self-paced, you can work through our courses at whatever speed works best for you. Whenever you have time to squeeze in a lesson is the best time. Often, we have full-time workers who are able to complete courses in as little as three months, sometimes less. If you need more time, that works perfectly too. You have the choice and customization to make Treehouse work for you.

Treehouse also ensures your success with the help of our expert staff of teachers. Our teachers know what it takes to get a job in coding, and they set up curriculums that actually teach you what you need to do. These curriculums are designed with skill reinforcement in mind. You learn by doing the skill through practice, until you actually understand the concepts and aren’t just using memorization to apply them. By the end of our courses, our students feel confident in their skills.

Along with access to our teaching staff, you’ll have access to other like-minded individuals in the Treehouse community. The Treehouse Slack has channels that connect you to other students, mentors, staff members, and more. When you want to connect with others who are also learning coding or who have lots of experience, Treehouse makes it easy. This also builds and enhances your networks of resources and colleagues in the coding industry.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, Treehouse is always helpful. Since coding languages constantly change and evolve, everyone needs refreshers in order to stay viable as employees. No matter where you want to go with Treehouse, we make it possible.

Meet Your Built in Code Editor

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A fully browser-based code editor designed to make learning with Treehouse a breeze.

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The built-in code editor will assist you with your markup. This will help you identify any potential issues as you practice your coding skills. This ensures you will pick up on any mistakes you make early on, which will help you to correct these mistakes and give you a good foundation from which to progress. This is just one of several available tools to help you be successful.

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It’s never been easier to take a course with Treehouse. You can try out Treehouse for free, learn at your own pace, get the precise help you need, network with others and get started on your chosen high-paying career path! Start your seven-day trial to jump-start your learning journey right away.


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    Training Basics for Beginners

    With Treehouse, you can train the basics and improve your skills at any level. You can start from the very bottom rung of the ladder and work your way up. We have courses that let you practice and learn concepts like PHP string manipulation, file handling, user authentication, array and control structures, and much more.

    Once you jump into a course, you’ll have access to a variety of highly useful resources. Things like practices, workshops, interactive videos, and more will all help you to perfect and develop the skills that are important for PHP. Learning the basics of a language can be intimidating, but Treehouse helps you come out the other side with confidence.

    All courses are designed to help you learn a particular skill, complete with a comprehensive learning map that will outline what you’ll gain from the course. As you go, you’ll gradually master the concepts and skills at your own pace.

    Quizzes, reviews, exercises, and practice drills help you to reinforce these concepts until you have them down. After a Treehouse course, you’ll be proficient in the skills you practice and know how to actually apply them to projects. You’ll be able to develop and build out PHP-based applications and sites before you know it.

    All it takes is 30 minutes a day for you to be well on your way to a coding career. With Treehouse, you can transform your life and go down the coding career path you choose. With the help of all of our course resources, our motivational emails, podcasts, and teacher support, you’ll have all the tools you need to make the most of our classes. If you want to learn efficiently, effectively, and at a pace that works for your schedule, then choose Treehouse.

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