I have a college diploma from 2001, trained in Classic VB6/VBS/VBA/ASP. However as I knew that my skills were getting outdated, I took a few onllne courses that were based on the following texts :
- all chapters
chapters 1-7, 10-13
- all chapters
, chapters 1-12
I have spent close to one year in covering this, and feel 90% confident in the material covered, following it I successfully wrote a 18-month Database application using these skills, that is used today for minute-to-minute operations.
However, now as I am on the hunt, I'm running into so many things that I lack, like Bootstrap, JQuery, WordPress, Frameworks, all of which I know of, but some I don't like SAS/LESS.
The following are list of skills which I've compiled and grouped by category that I've noticed that I lack as a web developer. Those with * are what I assume are a quick study?
• SMARTY Template
I know that there are much more frameworks, but these are the most popular.
• XDebug *
• GIIT *
• Agile & Scrum
• OOP: While I know what it is, I never got a firm grasp.
• LAMP & AWS: Is basic knowledge important?
• JQuery - very crucial
• Basic AJAX
Given my list above, I'm seeking advise on how to go about to learn these? Local colleges do not offer these exactly, and I know that online there are millions of sites on each, but I'm the typ of person who enjoys a structured plan/course, that's why I'm also on the fence about lynda.com - no texts to refer, no one to answer questions (except EE :))
I also wondered about APP Development like iOS and Android, but I believe the above are most crucial. I would not be surprised if there are one or two courses that would cover this as well.
Any direction will be appreciated.