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Should I stay at PHP or should I learn Javascript?

Hey! I am learning PHP at school and i have already finished the course here. I am not an expert or so but I already was able to write a small blackjack programme. I recognised, that you can not do to many things with php or let me say it in other words, it is really hard to programme games or apps. Of course it is really good to start and to learn what variables are and it is good for learning if-functions and so on but isn't it better to learn javascript? As far as I know with Javascript you can do almost everything. So would you advise me to learn javascript right now or would you say that I should first concentrate on perfect my PHP skills? Thanks for your answers!

26th Jan 2018, 3:01 PM
Sebastian - avatar
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I highly recommend you to learn Javascript. Javascript is a very versatile language, and with the tools we have nowadays (NodeJS, Electron, Cordova) it's possible to write Javascript code for frontend, backend, desktop and mobile. Also, lots of companies look for full stack JavaScript and NodeJS developers, so learning Javascript will not only be more fun than php, but it will also help you secure a good job in the future if that's what you're looking for. However, if you learn Javascript, please learn the latest and modern Javascript ES6. It has amazing new features and makes Javascript more of a language you can actually use for your everyday programming tasks.
26th Jan 2018, 3:19 PM
SplittyDev - avatar