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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by JasonWayne, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. JasonWayne

    JasonWayne Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    My name is Jason. I have been a lurker here for geez of an on for about a year. I've read a lot of good material here but I haven't started taking any action on it but thats changed recently. I have a bachelors in business admin with a focus in entrepreneurship and when I got out of college I realized I had no real applicable skills to either start my own business or experience to prove to someone else I could help them with theres. (I was never a fan of college but I am of the first generation born in the U.S. and I felt i owed my parents a degree.) I finally found a job after months of getting the run around but it wasn't what I thought it would be.

    I wanted to quit and start my earning money online journey but if I learned anything from BHW it's don't quit you day job when your down on funds and expect to make money over night. So I decided to make my day job work and learn a skill that I can monetize in the future. I am here to get help on both those fronts. I am hoping to stabilize my day job with the help on the members here and later monetize a skill.

    I have decided I wanted to learn to be a Web Developer and have reached out to people in my personal network to achieve those goals and I am aggressively tackling Javascript and jQuery presently. I will be moving onto jQuery module design patterns next and then Git, Sass , PHP, SQL. Eventually I'll replace my job and become a junior developer gain about a year of experience with a company and then try and start my own empire. My main motivation is taking care of my growing daughter so I am not short on motive. I hope to contribute to the forum as I grow with it.
     
  2. SEO

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    Welcome to BHW! I'm not a professional coder, but I do have a deep interest in coding. I'm pretty good at PHP and I've been learning Python. I've used Team Treehouse for the last few years and it's amazing. If you are just learning on your own, it's well worth the $25/month. Just figured I'd offer that up if you've not heard of it. There are a few others out there as well like Code Academy. I've not used the others, but they all seem to have similar offerings.
     
  3. JasonWayne

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    Hey,
    I am actually using a mixture of treehouse and code academy at the moment. I enjoy the having a teacher aspect of Treehouse. I believe it is absolutely worth the $25 a month but I also get a lot from the, get your hands dirty, aspect of Code Academy. I generally do the Treehouse lessons first and then move into Code Academy. I started with Code Academy to learn HTML and CSS but I feel using both resources is a powerhouse of learning if your committed.

    I'm looking forward to learning PHP. I hear Python is very powerful I may learn it in the future but my current curiculum was given to me by a person who has their own web development company and they said those are the languages he would be looking for so thats just my starting platform I hope to learn many other languages and I feel like its always changing as well. I like a challenge so I am looking forward to this journey.
     
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    I like Python because the language is growing in popularity, and they really do try to make it so there is only one correct way of doing something. Any other language I've worked in, there is a million ways to accomplish 1 task, and Python tries to avoid it. I also like how Python is a scripting language, but also has so much support that you can compile applications made in it. I'm still a beginner with it, so I'm mostly parroting what I've been taught so far, but it's still pretty neat. Thanks for the Treehouse + Code Academy suggestion. Might give that a shot :). Good luck on here!
     
  5. mahmud786

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    Hello