I’ve been researching the backend recently and I’m increasingly struck by the disconnect between the technologies promoted on code camps and the technologies actually used in the marketplace.
PHP is a case in point. It’s probably the most popular server side technology out there, and yet, not a mention on freeCodeCamp, while Codeschool has only just got round to adding its first PHP course, despite having 10 courses on Ruby, and even a course on Golang.
So am I missing something here? Is it a case of wanting to teach the next big thing or the flavour of the month (hello React)? Or a belief that developers currently in training won’t have to do any maintenance on existing code bases? Or is it that PHP is seen as belonging to a different ecosystem?
I am genuinely puzzled.