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    Treehouse, Lynda.com or Tutsplus Premium?

    Hi!

    I want to learn how to program.

    There are plenty of sites that offers e-courses on the web. The main ones are lynda.com, tutsplus and
    team treehouse.


    In your opinion, which one of those is the best option?

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    I've used Lynda.com and love it.

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    With a basic understanding on HTML, CSS, can i learn PHP from scratch in 2 months using lynda?

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    I didn't go through their PHP course. They have some samples you can watch to get an idea though.

    I went through their Drupal and Facebook development courses.

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    Interesting. How was the learning courve?

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    HTML and CSS don't teach you anything about programming (just how to mark up text for use/display in a web browser). PHP is a full-blown programming language, so you need to learn the ins and outs of programming in general -- not just syntax -- before you can do much useful with it. If you have no prior programming experience (HTML and CSS do not count as programming experience, though JavaScript would), then 2 months may be overly optimistic. Oh, I suppose you may be able to do many useful things with it by then, depending on effort and aptitude, but you'll probably only be a good couple steps into the journey of becoming an accomplished software developer. Don't get me wrong: it's worth the effort, but it's also a never-ending journey.

    PS: And don't forget you'll also need to get a decent understanding of relational databases and SQL if you're going to do much of anything with that PHP knowledge.
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    Yes, it is a never ending journey and it takes time to learn and patience. I have been going to college since 2009, have a degree and I am still learning. I have taken courses from lynda.com and I love the site. Even after all of that I am still not comfortable with writing my own code. I can look at someones code at know what it is doing but I am not at the point where I can write and think in the language yet. This is where I would love to be, to be able to think in the language of my choice, which is Java and PHP. This is why I have joined this site to try and learn and find people in the same field.

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    I would use Train Simple to learn web design it's only $9.99 and the quality is just as good.

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    wow This is a really nice threats.

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    I just purchased a month of tutsplus and so far I love it.

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