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12-02-2016 10:56 AM
Mrzev
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I'm not far enough into programming to know what stacks really are, yet. I've taken a pause from codeacademy and have watched a few videos from TheNewBoston's youtube channel. I'm thinking about putting some on my phone while I figure out a better way to learn while I'm still at work. I'm also not really good enough at programming to really type up anything myself yet... But I'm about 49% on codeadademy... Not sure if that's bad.

I have been programming for 6 years and i had to google what a full stack framework was as well. Simply put, its a larger library of useful methods you can use in your code.

I think code academy is great for beginners because you dont need to worry about setting up an environment. With your PHP, to run on your PC, you would need to install PHP, then install apache and then configure apache to use php which is sometimes easy, and sometimes hard to do.

What kind of development do you want to do? If your wanting to do web development, you should not start with PHP, but to go with HTML\Javascript\CSS. If your wanting to learn the core principles of programming, C++ is great. If you want to make a quick application to run on your computer, C# is the way to go.
11-28-2016 08:32 PM
Higgins909 I'm not far enough into programming to know what stacks really are, yet. I've taken a pause from codeacademy and have watched a few videos from TheNewBoston's youtube channel. I'm thinking about putting some on my phone while I figure out a better way to learn while I'm still at work. I'm also not really good enough at programming to really type up anything myself yet... But I'm about 49% on codeadademy... Not sure if that's bad.
11-23-2016 04:35 AM
spinFX I reckon pick a full stack framework like symfony or laravel, think up a little dummy project that will require a variety of types of functionality and make it. These full stack frameworks keep things very separated so you can focus on your php first, then on your html and css later.
11-22-2016 08:24 PM
Higgins909 Just wondering if anyone can recommend me a PHP (Probably $30 or less) book, that is friendly to beginner programmers. I'm not looking to learn everything about PHP in one book either. Mainly the basics, that can get me in gear.

My scenario:
I have been doing codeacademy for a little bit, but I've gotten a temp job now and don't have much time anymore to be on my computer. When my job is over, I have a 30 minute wait before my ride can drive me home. I was thinking about even trying to get a cheap asus eeebook and taking it there. (Current laptop is a hunk of junk) While also learning php, then maybe find where I left off, with HTML and CSS.

I went to "thenewboston" channel and took a quick look at his videos. There are a lot of videos and more then 5hr worth of video, maybe more then 15hr. I'm thinking I won't really be able to watch videos while I'm waiting at work. I also do better with book then looking at a screen. Managing the tutorial video and a editor at the same time can be a bit stressfull... even tho I do have two monitors. Books you can just read where you left off, or easily reread, no rewinding. (would be a pain on a 11.6" screen with only a track pad)

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