I came to Codecademy through the new Web Design & Development course last spring, which was great. The platform nails my learning style, and is hugely preferable in my view to video-based courses. I have more than made the cost of the course back as a freelancer designing custom sites for clients in Squarespace and Wordpress.
I am confused about the next steps. To keep working freelance with clients, I have been getting more familiar with WordPress, and thus have been working on studying PHP through the soon-to-be-defunct Codecademy course.
Per your community thread, it sounds like your staff is fed up with hearing people complain about Codecademy getting rid of the PHP course. Apparently there is much more demand for Angular, React, and Ruby. However, I am at a loss how to bridge from where the Web Design/Dev course ended (JQuery), and moving into developing front-end applications, which seems like a very big jump.
Thanks, sorry if these are answered elsewhere, I’m just feeling a little baffled by this – most/all of my clients and potential clients are requesting WordPress, there is a large community around it here in Seattle, I am under the impression it is growing in usage. However almost no training academy seems to offer PHP, your site is taking it down, apparently it is quite unfashionable among developer elites. Regardless learning it seems like the only rational way forward as a I continue to cover website fundamentals.
Just wondering if you have any helpful insights here.