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Home school web development

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Eliaz, May 9, 2012.

  1. Eliaz

    Eliaz Newbie

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    After this summer i'm going to college to study web development, I want to learn as much as i can from home this summer and also while I'm attending to college. I searched some forums and websites on the internet but haven't found any great ones yet. So to the question, does anyone here knows any good websites/forums that can help you learn web development from home? I want to learn to create sites like youtube/facebook/amazon, kinda everything that has to do with websites I want to learn. Thank you for your time.
     
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    Zapdos Power Member

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    Sites like youtube, facebook and amazon have hundreds of developers and each one specializes in their respective dept.

    Places to learn is w3schools and tizag. Read the basics on html, css, php, mysql and jquery. Then decide what you want to make (blog, cms, forum, cart etc) and start making it how you think it should be done. Do it in parts and then keep remaking it into a better piece of code.


    edit: Also, take what the college says with a grain of salt unless its one of the best in the country. I've noticed most colleges fail hard on web development and are still teaching outdated methods.
     
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  4. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Stay far away from W3Schools if you're serious about learning web development.

    Code:
    http://w3fools.com/
    Other than that I wouldn't recommend going to college for web development, at least here in the UK. You'll learn a lot more at home and at the same time you'll save yourself some money. In college, in one way or another, you'll end up having to learn everything all by yourself anyway.

    If you want to learn how to develop sites such as the ones mentioned, I would recommend you to start out with learning html, php, SQL, and see how it goes. :)
     
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  5. Lowbrow

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    You're serious? Like, really serious? The kind of serious that will cause you to be within the 20% of doers and not the 80% of talkers? THAT kind of serious?

    Oh, you are. Cool!

    Well then I would suggest that you get a good programming book: the latest edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development.

    Do each exercise. As you spend your mornings drinking coffee and shunning human contact while making hypothetical auto-parts e-commerce sites (from the examples in the book) you will begin to grok how database-driven web sites are made. Your mind will expand (yes you will actually feel it! it's like a wild acid trip, man!) and when you walk through Barnes & Noble or the university library the nerdy girls' heads will turn...and they won't quite know why they're so attracted to you. But you'll know. For you will now be one of them. (Mind you, these will be actual nerdy girls - not hot chicks who wear glasses.)

    Next get the Web Bots book by Mike Schrenk. Read that one as well. Do the exercises in that book also.

    About three weeks will have passed by now, and assuming you spend a few hours daily immersed in the world of functions, variables, and such things and have made it through these volumes...you will have gained an understanding of the Way it All Works Together.

    As you try to solve problems in everyday life with code, you will search for other people's code (people who have already invented that particular wheel) and you will learn from them. The coding powers will be strong with this one. (Meaning you.)

    Then, you'll get a programming job in a few months...or a year. Then we won't see too much of you here at BHW - you'll be too "busy" for us. Making money and stuff. Going out with the nerdy girls. Being around your new friends who talk about scripts and whatever.

    We'll say: "What changed, man? We liked you the way you used to be...and then you went and became a programmer." Oh, sorry - a coder. Whatever. "Forget it," people on BHW will say. "We used to be cool. And then you changed."

    All because you got that programming book.

    But yeah, if you're serious you should totally do what I just said.
     
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  6. cellk

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    What is so bad about w3schools? Just curious
     
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    Watch youtube videos. Follow the tutorials posted there. You will find some excellent php and css tutorials, you should be able to pump out a few lines of code before you start if you start practising now.
     
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    Damn man... hell of a post right there.
     
  9. Wings[SENSE]

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    LMFAO!! Best post ever hahahah!!
     
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    Just read the W3fools link I posted above.


    @Lowbrow - Makes me want to quit Uni... lol
     
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    this post make you feel like you are right there
    hell yeah
     
  12. Eliaz

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    Lol Lowbro. Thanks for the information guys, would anybody recommend any good web development forums?
     
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    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    What happend to you man, you were gonna change the world...