The Full Stack Web Course

An online course on how to design and build a web app

#2 Product of the DayJuly 06, 2015
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Curious, why is the backend language PHP? I'm looking to start learning backend development, so this course seems great for me, but PHP seems like a strange choice for ruby or Node.js?
Maker
@taykcrane Good question. It's because PHP is what I'm most knowledgeable about and build all of my projects in. It definitely gets a bad rap, but has improved greatly over the years and Laravel is an awesome framework to work with. PHP is also the one backend language that you can probably find on any web host so for me it is the easiest to get up and running for a majority of people. Ruby is always a solid choice and I tend to stay away from Node and similar JS stuff due to how quickly they are changing.
This looks amazing. Would this be a good course for someone who has very little coding experience?
Maker
@chrisgscott Hi Chris, the idea is that I'm starting from scratch as if you just were put into this lifetime without any knowledge. I think it's a great way to see the big picture while also diving into the intricacies of building a full-blown app.
@scrivs perfect. Consider me signed up. Thanks!!
Maker
@chrisgscott You are considered! Not sure if that makes sense, but hey, let's roll with it.
Paul 'Scrivs' Scrivens is on a roll. Last week he made available the JumpStart Toolkit, a collection of tools and templates that he's developed and used to churn out idea after idea. This week he's opening the doors to what I think is his most generous offering yet - a comprehensive design-to-development course on bringing a webapp to life. Being a student in some of his other courses, I can vouch for his painstaking way of delivering valuable content. I'll hand it over to him now. Take it away, Scrivs!
Maker
@alirtariq Thanks for the hunt, Ali! Over the past year I've created a number of different design and development courses and one thing always seemed to stick out: it wasn't how I learned how to design and develop. What I mean is that each course either covered one specific topic (like Sketch) or a small number of topics (HTML, CSS, JavaScript). However, if you want to develop something on your own or have a grasp of the overall picture you need to learn a lot of different topics and how they all come together. You don't need to master each and every one, but just to see how the whole system works. This gives you a better idea of how to tackle problems along with introducing you to new technologies that you might not have been aware of before. The Full Stack Web course goes from beginning to end: idea, sketches, prototypes, beta, and launch. All covering every piece of technology that will be needed along the way.
@scrivs does this mean that the intro price will be followed by additional fees in the fall?
Maker
@ddmirolli $50 is $50. No additional fees tacked on. That just sounds scammy.
So i bought and I'm looking forward to it👍😀
Maker
Instant buy for me, although I'm hesitant about the PHP backend. I guess we'll see!
Maker
@itsthisjustin If it can power Facebook it can power the world!