Team Treehouse Review 2016 | Treehouse Coding

Team Treehouse is one of the most popular online courses to learn code. I have been a member for over a year now and enjoying the courses helping to expand my knowledge and learn code. What sets Team Treehouse apart is their dedication to helping you find your perfect job or develop your own business which I’ll cover later in this Treehouse review. Treehouse adds new content every week and now has over 1,000 videos covering a wide range of topics from Ruby on Rails to web design, web development and even tips on finding your perfect job and starting your own business. A lot has changed since I first joined Treehouse and while my journey has been on and off it’s 2016 that I have set my target to learn code. I wanted to give an updated 2016 review of Treehouse so you know exactly what you’re signing up for and the pros and cons of such a service. So let’s get started with this Team Treehouse review for 2016. Team Treehouse Discounts Get 4 Months Off Our Silver Annual Plan (Save $100 – 33% off) Limited Time!  Get 4 Months Off Our Gold Annual Plan (Save $196 – 33% off). Limited Time! Team Treehouse Tracks A new feature in Treehouse is the tracks. One of the most confusing aspects of learning code is where to start, this is covered by Treehouse and their tracks as they give you a path of courses depending on what you want to learn. Current Team Treehouse paths are: Web Development Learn programming with JavaScript & jQuery Use JavaScript to modify static HTML...

Why cold showers are actually good for you

Yes, cold showers are actually good for you It’s that time of year again and the media and public go crazy. Everyone wears layers and layers of clothes and suddenly everyone has a cold. I respond to this piece of information the way I always do – “take a cold shower”. The response is usually the same, sheer horror. The thought of actually getting a cold shower in the winter with a cold doesn’t make sense to most people and so they continue to seek the warmth and comfort of hot showers without listening to the actual many health and mental benefits that cold showers can and do bring. Are cold showers good for you good for you?.Yes. Not only are they good for you but they are great way to start the day but reports suggest repeated use of them can help fight depression.   Benefits of cold showers   Reducing fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome Shevchuk NA (2007) suggested that exposure to cold can transiently reverse several physiological changes that are often associated with CFS ( chronic fatigue syndrome) and therefore, the hypothesis is that repeated cold stress can reduce fatigue in CFS patients. He provides several cases of evidence supporting this. Winter swimming improves general well-being. Huttunen, P et al. (2004) published the results of his study finding that: “In the beginning, there were no significant differences in the mood states and subjective feelings between the swimmers and the controls. The swimmers had more diseases (about 50%) diagnosed by a physician. Tension, fatigue, memory and mood negative state points in the swimmers significantly decreased with the...

If Carlsberg made adventure cycling tours

With the heat increasing and Bulgaria being the most hilly country yet I have cycled through I have often found my mind drifting into fantasies, something which I can not control. I get lost in these fantasies hoping that every corner I turn they might come true. Here’s an example of one. I’m cycling down a long and distant road that has no end, the sun is melting the road and I’m dripping with sweat. As I move slowly down the road I see something, a building a some kind. Hopefully it will be a shop which I could fill my water bottles in. “Hello Mr Hughes we have been expecting you.” “Your room is ready.” “What room?” I ask “Your special room that we have arranged for you, please make yourself comfortable your food is nearly ready.” “Food?” “Yes sir, for starters you will be having 2 roast dinners, for the main course you will be having 4 roast dinners and for desert you will be having 4 cheesecakes, all free of course. Please rest your legs in your jacuzzi while the chef finishes up.” As I enter the jacuzzi a projector comes out of the wall and a huge screen follows and starts playing George Carlin live. “Ahh your food is ready, please relax you can eat it in the jacuzzi.” “We have also spoken to the governments of the countries you plan to vist and have worked out a system in which we can make the rest of the trip flat for you without losing any of the scenery. A team a highly trained individuals are working around the...

Cycling Iran – So misunderstood

Cycling Iran Since the start of this trip I was looking forward to Iran the most due to amazing reports from previous travellers here. I have to be honest though because I had such high expectations from this country I think it hindered my experience somewhat. It has been the countries I knew nothing about that gave me the most surprise and the most enjoyment. I loved my time in Iran don’t get me wrong but I couldn’t help feeling that because it is a country that is tainted with a certain image that positive stories are somewhat inflated to compensate for that image. Just my honest opinion. I started to realise the extent of this image the closer I got towards Iran. Turkish people would tell me I would get my hands cut off, or my personal favourite that I would get circumcised. I got warnings from back home telling me to be careful in Iran. I have had no other warnings for any other country on this trip. I found it funny that I was getting warnings in a place I felt completely safe while watching the riots happen in my own country. The people of Iran are amazing, I felt like a king while in their country and have never experienced such hospitality. Arriving late into the city of Tabriz I wondered around trying to find a park I could camp in. I was told of a few parks that camping was allowed. Finally I found the park and was quickly kicked out by the security guy, I’m still not sure why. After being directed to...

Favourite memories from cycling across the world

It’s approaching one year since I left my home to cycle across the world. With many ups and downs along the way without a doubt my fondest memories of my trip will be the people. The people made my trip what is was, a life changing experience. I owe them so much and will never forget those that took in a dirty, hungry cyclist and gave me a place to sleep for the night and fed me. The world is not dangerous, it has its problems of course but from my experiences people are friendly and want to help you if you need it. Here are some of my favourite memories from the trip. The Turkish man who threw my shoes off a cliff. Like your favourite jeans that are falling apart and not wanting to throw them away, my cycling through Europe wore down my trainers. I didn’t want to throw them away, I used duct tape to fix the holes and it was working pretty well. Cycling into a petrol station I was greeted with the usual friendless that I had experienced in Turkey. Everyone gathered outside and looked at my bike asking me questions to which I could not respond. Then a Turkish mans eyes were fixed on my shoes. He suddenly got up ripped my shoes off my feet and walked to the edge of the cliff and threw them off. Speechless. Totally speechless, I now had no shoes to cycle in, no shoes to walk in nothing. Looking pleased with what he had done he gestured ‘no good’. They might have been no good...

Creating my own coding bootcamp

Intro 2014 is a year of code for me. After having my job outsourced back in June 2013 I was quickly able to create a small business online using affiliate marketing. This has gone pretty well and I have gotten to the point where I can let that run and focus on code. While I have been learning code in bits and pieces throughout 2013, 2014 is the year where I will focus a lot more on creating apps, contributing to open source projects and at the end of 2014 I wish to be in the position to be employable as a back up but to start my own company focusing on topics that I’m interested in e.g Quantified Self So with time in my hands I can put aside as much or as little time as I want. For my own coding bootcamp I will be focusing on code around 30+ hours per week. When I started to learn code I was overwhelmed with just how much there is to learn. What I learned however is I have to be consistent with learning, learning 5 hours and leaving it 1 week doesn’t work for me. A lot like meditation you’ll get better results when you practice everyday rather than big sessions less frequently. The languages I’m going to learn are, HTML5, CSS3, Python (+Django), Ruby (+RoR), Javascript, Node.js I’ll be using various resources but my main online sources will be Team Treehouse, Code School, Coursea, Udemy and anything else I find on the web.   The Bootcamp While I have some experience (not much though!) I’ll first be...