I became disabled in 2008, and can no longeer work in the industry that had employed me for the last 25 years. Plus I can no longer drive. I am not one to sit on my butt and twittle my thumbs, plus losing my job brought our income from $70,000 per year down to 15,000. Needless to say, I decided that I must try and build new skills in order to re-enter the workforce, and become productive bread winner for my family.
Technology has always facinated me, and the internet allows to us to sit at home and yet communicate with the world at the same time. Plus, during the 90's I fiddled with html and loved it. As a result, I made a decision to start researching the feasibility of somehow employing myself online.
However, I have learned what I believe is the key to success and that is rather than trying to master all of these languages I am going to learn the basics, and then make sure I am able to find the information that I need to continue advancing my understanding. I treat my learning like a full time job and work on my skills daily.
Why Php, Well, to start, I have to admit thaat I had never heard of Php prior to 2008, and when I did I became intrigued by its ability to take a website from static to Dynamic. and I figured thatt it was a no brianer that any seriouse developer would want skills in Php hanging from their web utility belt.