The Treehouse 20,000 point club and what’s next.

Phew… I’ve reached the 20,000 point club on Treehouse. An immense number in itself and some indication I think of how far I’ve come in the last year alone.

Treehouse has taught me things I never even touched at University including the CSS pre compiler Sass.

But before I move on in the Treehouse world it’s time to take a little step back and catch up on what I’ve learned.

I’ve expanded on my knowledge of all things HTML5 and CSS including some best practices and frameworks I didn’t even know were out there. Bootstap, Foundation, Compass, Sass. All technologies I’d never knew about or considered using before. Now I have a grounding on them that will stand me in good stead for the future.

With regard to programming languages I’m not what I’d called a serious programmer. I’m confident on the basics but my biggest struggle has been taking advantage of JavaScripts libraries and frameworks.

I look at this image alone and I can see how many dependencies there are to get an angular application… just a basic application to work. You need the jQuery library jQuery UI, the angular library and any custom application js file before you even get started.

Then I think about using JavaScript to make things interactive. That To-Do list application I posted about a few months ago being another example I’m looking forward to putting in more time and practice with this before I start again with new things.

I’ll put up a link to the results on my personal development site when I’m done.

This is the sort of thing I want to work on before I embark on the next stage of my learn process. Websites made with WordPress. It’s going to be exciting. 🙂