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Learning PHP more Easily by Learning Python … what!?
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Learning PHP more Easily by Learning Python … what!?

PHP is probably the best web app development language out there today for a bunch of reason technical, and market oriented. But it’s not the only language out there and it doesn’t have a monopoly of good programming.Comparing Programming LanguagesAn important lessons that my 20+ years of programming experience has taught me, is that one of the best ways to learn one programming language, is to learn another! By learning different programming languages, you will start to gain deeper insights about your first programming language.Here is the key point, most modern programming languages share about 98% of the same principles and language constructs. That said, each language has their own subtle take on how they do things. So for example, PHP creates functions with this code:function...
Python 3 Course of College and University
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Python 3 Course of College and University

I am excited to announce our upcoming Python course: Powerful Python 3.A beginners course covering Python 3, students go from an absolute neophyte, to having a working knowledge of object oriented Python.  Course is based on Python 3.6.StudioWeb course details:In addition to a set of comprehensive and engaging videos, Power Python 3 will include quizzing, code challenges, and gamification that is provided by the StudioWeb app. Your students will learn Python easily, and they will have fun too!Each video lesson is supported by 4-5 quiz questions, that are made up of both code challenges and multiple choice questions. All our courses leverage the recursive spiral teaching method that helps us to achieve great outcomes with students.Professor’s Dream:From a professor’s perspecti...
Open Ended Lesson Plans and Teaching Code
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Open Ended Lesson Plans and Teaching Code

After nearly 7 years of working with schools, it seems clear to me that the best way to teach code, is with an open ended lesson plan. Here’s why:Learners will learn at different speeds Different schools have different schedules Rigid lesson plans will inventively breakOverly rigid lesson plans can easily be derailed … I hear about it all the time. Once that happens, teachers are scrambling to get things back on track. The other approach is to use a flexible lesson plan that allows for variability in the classroom:Student misses a few days. Student is talented and moving fast Student is struggling and needs more time School gets cancelled a few days for whatever reasons …A curriculum designed for realityInstead of a set of highly structured lesson plans that can b...
PHP Courses for College in 2017 and 2018
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PHP Courses for College in 2017 and 2018

One of the reasons PHP is a good language to teach server side programming with, is because it is relatively easy to setup a PHP environment on each student’s workstation. With free apps like MAMP and WAMP, you can install a fully functional PHP installation with MySQL, Apache and it comes with an easy to use control panel to manage the servers.With this 1-click install running, students will be able to explore concepts like:web servers database servers http directory and how it impact server side code processing… And more.StudioWeb’s interactive PHP courses teach not only the fundamentals of programming, we also have included key project based courses (crud with PHP, PHP tag cloud) that allow students to see PHP used in a real-world programming context.Teachers benefit f...
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GET BETTER ROI ON YOUR WEBSITE TODAY

Every entrepreneur and business owner is familiar with the term ROI. However, when it comes to their business websites they have little or nothing to say when talking about ROI. The overwhelming amount of information in the digital world can trick even the sharpest mind. There seems to be one to many online marketing strategies out there and it can be hard to choose what really works and how to take advantage of it. The pace with which technology advances is incredible and in the last decades, it has gone insane. There is digital innovation everywhere and there is so much of it that we can barely keep up with what is changing within our houses. No one seems to watch TV or play board games anymore. All we hear about in the living room is Netflix, Xbox, and countless different names of apps...
PHP is Server Side Programming’s Rocky!
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PHP is Server Side Programming’s Rocky!

I’ve been writing code since 1994, and have used many programming languages over the years to build commercial apps. Thought PHP was NOT my favorite language, years ago, I came to respect the pragmatic and effective nature of the PHP universe. From day one, with PHP, you just got things done fast.PHP sucks! PHP is old!Funny, PHP is the programming world’s whipping boy. People have been disparaging the language for years and years. And yet, like Rocky Balboa, it just keeps on coming and winning!PHP now powers more websites than any other server side programming language … some estimates say nearly 80%! Consider that the 3 most popular CMS’ are built with PHP (WordPress, Drupal and Joomla) … it stands to reason.Contrast that to the once darling of the nerd-hipster programming wor...
The Critical Job of Testing … in App Development
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The Critical Job of Testing … in App Development

Hi!We are about to lock-down an app’s code base, before moving to a total rewrite from scratch. But before we move on, it is important that the current version be pretty much bug free, and fully functional.… Just in case the new version of the app doesn’t hit deadlines on time. At least we will have a fallback position.Death by last minute changes!So we decided to implement some last little changes to the soon to retired app, and in the process of making these small changes, not so small bugs crept in. That is a symptom of, and one of the reasons we are doing a rewrite – messy old code base. After many years and developers, the code base is just getting a little to creepy to want to mess with. Developers are scared to mess around.Test, test again, and retest!I make it a point...