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    What is the latest development with regards to web development/php


    Hi,

    I just have core html5/css/jquery & of course PHP skills. I was wondering what are the latest technologies in these areas that I should learn as an example:

    1. Javascript => node.js? should i really bother, or is there a better "thing" that I can learn
    2. CSS => SASS/LESS etc?
    3. PHP => not sure if there has been any new development apart from frameworks (which I know CI), templating engines? I guess i should learn these & patterns.. anything else?

    The idea is that I would like to learn the "newest" thing and not something taht has been here for ages otherwise i would have to learn the newest thing anyway...
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    Originally Posted by paulh1983
    Hi,

    I just have core html5/css/jquery & of course PHP skills. I was wondering what are the latest technologies in these areas that I should learn as an example:

    1. Javascript => node.js? should i really bother, or is there a better "thing" that I can learn
    2. CSS => SASS/LESS etc?
    3. PHP => not sure if there has been any new development apart from frameworks (which I know CI), templating engines? I guess i should learn these & patterns.. anything else?

    The idea is that I would like to learn the "newest" thing and not something taht has been here for ages otherwise i would have to learn the newest thing anyway...
    Node is definitely hot right now. Javascript frameworks like backbone.js for single page apps is pretty popular. javascript widget frameworks are now in wide use and PHP has a number of new language features that are nice. Obviously HTML5 for mobile is making a pretty big splash. Check out tools like Phonegap and Titanium and the soon to be introduced Tidekit for that. It's also good to know the CSS and HTML tricks used for web sites that must cater to both desktop and mobile. Websockets and HTML5 video and audio are recent new features that are beginning to see wide use.
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    cheers for that. I realise I need to expand my skills set a bit as I am lagging way behind. I have looked at phonegap but it is very bad in terms of dynamic sites. It is ok for static sites. (from my experience anyway!) but i was using it with Jquery mobile and i think that was the problem not phone gap.

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