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Discussion on: Learning multiple programming language at the same time

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Ryan Smith

I think that focusing your effort towards a particular goal is the way to go. If your goal is to build web applications, PHP and JavaScript go well together. You can learn PHP with a focus on "traditional" programming language features such as functions, variables, recursion, etc. to develop the back-end of the application. You can add some basic JavaScript to interact with the DOM but without taking a deep dive into the language. That would allow you to focus on PHP while getting comfortable with JavaScript and get you closer to being able to build full-stack web applications.