Kévin La Rosa

  • 22 Courses Completed
  • 108 Levels Completed
  • 10 Screencasts Watched
  • 279,560 Total Points

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Ruby: 2 Courses Completed

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Rails for Zombies Redux

Getting Started With Ruby on Rails

Learn Ruby on Rails, an open-source framework for the Ruby programming language. Rails for Zombies will teach you all the Rails basics with a zombie flair.

  • Deep in the Crud

    How we work with a database in Rails by using Create, Read, Update, and Destroy (CRUD).

  • Models Taste Like Chicken

    We'll learn about ActiveRecord models, validations, and relationships.

  • The Views Ain't Always Pretty

    Get experience linking between views, using conditionals, and how to lookup documentation on common view helpers.

  • Controllers Must Be Eaten

    Sitting between our Models and Views are the Controllers, which use instance variables to keep our code organized.

  • Routing Into Darkness

    Learn how to direct requests to your app to the correct controller actions.

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Rails for Zombies

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Git: 3 Courses Completed

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Try Git

Git

Learn how to use Git by reviewing the basic concepts of Git version control. Try out this introductory course that was created with GitHub.

  • Discover Git

    Discover the basics of Git, including how to initialize a repo. Learn how to add, commit, and push your code to GitHub.

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Git Real

Git

Learn more advanced Git by practicing the concepts of Git version control. Increase your Git knowledge by learning more advanced systems within Git.

  • Introduction

    Learn the basics of Git

  • Staging & Remotes

    Add and remove changed files, and work with remote repositories

  • Cloning & Branching

    Clone repositories and learn how to work with multiple branches

  • Collaboration Basics

    Work simultaneously with multiple users

  • Branching

    Work with remote branches and reference commits

  • Rebase belong to us

    Optimize merging and fix merge conflicts

  • History and Configuration

    Learn how to configure and view commit logs

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Git Real 2

Git

Learn advanced Git by practicing Git version control with Git Real 2. Continue to increase your Git skills by learning more advanced systems within Git.

  • Interactive Rebase

    Edit your commits through the use of interactive rebase

  • Stashing

    Not quite ready to commit? Git stash is the perfect solution

  • Purging History

    Accidentally commit something sensitive? Purge it!

  • Working together

    Make Git work together on multiple operating systems

  • Submodules

    Ever wanted to use another repository inside of another?

  • Reflog

    Undo almost anything and find lost commits using reflog

iOS: 3 Courses Completed

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Try iOS

iOS Development With Objective-C

Learn iOS to create iPhone apps. This iOS tutorial reviews app development from the ground up and requires only basic coding experience.

  • App Anatomy

    Together we'll write our first simple iPhone app and learn about the different parts of an app.

  • Subviews

    Placing buttons & labels on our screen.

  • Tabs, Images, & Scrolling

    Adding some tabs to switch between the different parts of our app, adding images, and learning about our scroll window.

  • UINavigation & Buttons

    Navigating between between different parts of our app, and creating custom buttons.

  • Table View Controllers

    Building out table views, a common part of any iPhone app.

  • Networking

    Connecting to the internet to fetch data and using NSDictionary.

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iOS Operation: Models

iOS Development With Objective-C

Learn iOS development as you organize and move your app data from Controllers to Models. This sequel to Try iOS will help you master the use of Models.

  • App-A-Pushy

    Create Model Classes and instantiate Model objects.

  • Golden UI

    Fill Models with data during instantiation.

  • The App With The Golden Thumb

    Use Model objects to display data in Views.

  • Live and (Don't) Let The Battery Die

    Allow the user to change the data in Model objects.

  • Swipe Another Day

    Save and retrieve Model object data.

  • A View To Build

    Use Model data to enhance an app's user experience.

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Core iOS 7

iOS Development With Objective-C

Quickly get up to speed on the core changes of iOS 7. Make your app stand out from the crowd by mastering new APIs and take advantage of great Xcode updates.

  • Updating from iOS 6

    Learn the most common problems you'll run into when upgrading your app for iOS 7.

  • TextKit and Dynamic Type

    Learn how the addition of TextKit affects UITextViews and how to easily add Dynamic Type support.

  • Custom Animated Transitions

    Breath some life into your transitions with custom animations.

  • Making your Transitions Interactive

    Enhance your apps by making your modal transitions interactive.

  • UIKit Dynamics

    UIKit Dynamics is a new iOS 7 framework which helps you to breathe life into your animations by modeling real-world interactions.

  • Parallax, Motion Effects, and Blur

    Learn how to get your app to stand out from the rest with a tour of the new Motion Effects API, including Parallax, Shadow motion, and even 3D transforms. Add blur to your views. Get buttery smooth animation transitions by tapping into the blazing fast view snapshotting API. Available early November.

  • Auto Layout updates

    Xcode 5 brings great improvements to Auto Layout. In this level, you'll learn how to take advantage of the new Auto Layout workflow with static views, scroll views, text views, and even the new Dynamic Type system. Learn to stop writing layout code and use Interface Builder and Auto Layout to design your views.

  • Networking and Multitasking

    Convert your existing NSURLConnection code to the new-to-iOS-7 NSURLSession networking stack. Learn how to perform background downloads using the new multitasking "transfer" service.

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JavaScript: 6 Courses Completed

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JavaScript Road Trip Part 1

JavaScript Language

An introduction to the very basics of the JavaScript language. Build a foundation of JavaScript syntax and learn how to use values, variables, and files.

  • The Cliffs of Value

    Learn to manipulate values on the console.

  • Variable Valley

    Review how to store and use data with variables.

  • Files Falls

    Create JS files and source them within HTML code.

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JavaScript Road Trip Part 2

JavaScript Language

A continued introduction to the very basics of the JavaScript language. Learn common programming mechanisms like loops, conditionals, functions, and arrays.

  • The Labyrinth of Loops

    Understand and build loops for repeated code with 'while' and 'for' syntax.

  • Conditional Canyon

    Use conditions to execute different branches of code with if-else blocks.

  • Built-In's Bluff

    Learn to use the basic JavaScript dialog box functions 'prompt', 'alert', and 'confirm'.

  • The Desert of Declarations

    Understand functions and building custom functionality.

  • The Array Archipelago

    Learn to build and manipulate the array data structure.

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JavaScript Road Trip Part 3

JavaScript Language

Continue building intermediate skills within the JavaScript web programming language. Master function expressions, closures, hoisting, objects, and the use of prototypes.

  • Forest of Function Expressions

    Learn how to use and manipulate functions as expressions.

  • Cold Closures Cove

    Explore the binding of external variables into local scopes.

  • Hoisting Hills

    Build an awareness of the pitfalls of load order within a scope.

  • Ocean of Objects

    Create, fill, and manipulate the generic JavaScript object literal.

  • Plains of Prototypes

    Using the magic of object inheritance, explore classes, constructors, prototypes, and properties.

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JavaScript Best Practices

JavaScript Language

Become a more informed, conscientious user of JavaScript as you explore time-tested, useful techniques that will improve legibility, performance quality, and safety in your scripts.

  • The Sword of Syntax

    Discover useful alternate syntax for conditionals and assignment.

  • The Pendant of Performance

    Explore techniques to improve execution speed and measure performance.

  • The Crystal of Caution

    Examine common JavaScript pitfalls and the best ways to avoid them.

  • The Mail of Modularity

    Learn how to organize code and protect data with a simple Module pattern.

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ES2015: The Shape of JavaScript to Come

JavaScript Language

Stay in tune and learn some of the new features of ES2015, the most extensive update to the JavaScript language since it was first released in the '90s.

  • Declarations

    Learn about the new types of variable declarations and how they can help with some well-known JavaScript gotchas.

  • Functions

    Explore new features added to functions, like default parameters, rest parameters, spread operators, and arrow functions.

  • Objects, Strings, and Object.assign

    Find new ways to work with JavaScript Objects and Strings.

  • Arrays, Maps, and Sets

    Learn how to work with Arrays and more efficient alternatives to working with collections, like Maps and Sets.

  • Classes and Modules

    Discover how to write object-oriented code using the new class syntax and how to leverage the new module system to keep things clean and organized.

  • Promises, Iterators, and Generators

    Learn alternatives to writing async code, iterator objects for navigating sequences more efficiently, and special functions that return those objects.

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Powering Up With React

Client-side Frameworks

Discover how React can help you take control of your UI code with composable user interfaces.

  • First Component

    Learn how to solve problems in terms of React components, and get familiar with the JSX markup language.

  • Talk Through Props

    Make components communicate by passing arguments, which are known as props in React.

  • Component State

    Explore handling data that changes over time with state and how it can help us manipulate DOM elements.

  • Synthetic Events

    Capture user actions with React's event system, and learn how React uses synthetic events to consolidate the browser's native event API.

  • Talking to Remote Servers

    Learn about interacting with remote servers via Ajax using React's lifecycle methods.

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HTML/CSS: 8 Courses Completed

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Front-end Formations

Getting Started With HTML and CSS

Discover the latest versions of HTML and CSS, including HTML5 tags, form elements, attributes, input types, CSS styling, and more.

  • Overview & Updates

    Get an overview of HTML5 and CSS3, and learn which HTML elements have been updated in HTML5.

  • HTML5 Elements

    Learn all of the new HTML5 elements, including the section, article, header, footer, and time elements, and also several others that will help make your markup more semantic.

  • HTML5 Forms

    Learn all of the new HTML5 form input types, elements, and attributes.

  • CSS3 Styles

    Learn modern CSS styling techniques, including border radius, box shadow, text shadow, box sizing, multiple backgrounds, and gradients.

  • Fonts & Interactions

    Learn how to use web fonts with @font-face, create smooth transitions and manipulated elements in CSS with the transition and transform properties, and write CSS according to the principles of progressive enhancement.

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CSS Cross-Country

Intermediate CSS

Explore the fundamentals of CSS, and review all the web-styling tools needed for front-end efficiency.

  • Frost-Proof Fundamentals

    Adding style, selectors, the cascade, and floats

  • Clear Carving

    Clearing floats, inheritance, and specificity

  • Box Bindings

    The box model, positioning, and z-index

  • Grooming Your Code

    DRY, display types, and centering

  • CSS Safety

    Protecting your layout and specificity problems

  • Image Issues

    Image use and image cropping

  • Sprightly Slaloms

    Image replacement and sprites

  • Pseudo Sitzmark

    Pseudo classes and pseudo elements

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Journey Into Mobile

Intermediate CSS

Learn mobile web design with mobile-first, adaptive, and responsive web design concepts. Review the best practices with our Journey into Mobile course.

  • Foundations for Mobile

    The mobile web and relative font-sizing

  • Fluid Layouts

    Learn the foundations for creating scalable, fluid sites

  • Adaptive Adventures

    Create sites that adapt to a specific context

  • Responsive Adventures

    Create device-agnostic sites optimized for all viewports

  • Responsive Media

    Learn how to scale images, video, and work with retina graphics

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Unmasking HTML Emails

Intermediate CSS

Explore the nuances of email clients and how to build designs for them with inline styles, tables for layout, and conditional comments.

  • Clients and Markup

    Learn the mystifying moves of email client preprocessors and how HTML and CSS is written for them.

  • Tables for Layout

    Apply the ancient art of wrapping content in tables, rows, and cells.

  • Mucho Media Queries

    Use modern markup techniques to wrestle tables and content into many screen sizes.

  • Targeting Specific Clients

    Twist, turn, and tag your way through multiple client hacks to fight for your layout.

  • Small Screen First

    Refactor existing code to create flexible layouts for all screens, even without media queries.

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Fundamentals of Design

Design

Improve the visual competency of any website or application by keeping design in mind. Learn the fundamental design principles of typography, color, and layout.

  • Typography

    Learn to recognize beautiful and functional type.

  • Colors

    Review color theory and application principles.

  • Layout

    Familiarize yourself with visual hierarchy and balance.

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The Elements of Web Design

Design

Learn how to design user-centered websites that are purposeful and easy to use.

  • User Discovery

    Begin the design process by identifying and testing your hypothesized target audience.

  • Navigating Sites

    Avoid nuclear meltdowns by learning how to organize your content and establish good navigation practices.

  • Usability Design

    Learn to create a positive bond with your users with smart, user-related web pages.

  • Mobile Best Practices

    Yield some positive reactions with tips for designing with mobile in mind.

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Cracking the Case With Flexbox

Intermediate CSS

​Follow the clues behind each property of Flexbox and learn how to make modern layouts that are flexible across different screen sizes.

  • Foreshadowing Flexbox

    Learn how to analyze the new display property, containers, lines, and items.

  • Justification and Order

    Explore how to align items, distribute space, and change order along the master axis.

  • Aligning Alibis

    Straighten out the facts and learn how to align items and distribute space along the cross axis.

  • Sizing Up the Properties

    Shape up by growing, shrinking, and declaring sizes of items.

  • Property Plotting

    Discover how to align content in edge cases and group multiple properties.

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Adventures in Web Animations

Intermediate CSS

Make your websites more engaging and fun with the introduction of CSS web animations.

  • Transitions

    Learn how to sweeten up your web app using CSS transitions for color, position, and visibility.

  • Transforms

    Moving, scaling, invisibility — oh my! Open up a world of animation possibilities with transforms.

  • Keyframes

    Use keyframe animations to create some tasty and reusable animations for our form modal and donut character.

  • SVG

    Explore the benefits of using super-crisp SVGs and how to animate them.

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