Kirk Larkin

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JavaScript: 7 Courses Completed

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Accelerating Through Angular

Client-side Frameworks

Create the future of web applications by learning how to build with Angular.

  • Angular Ignition

    Get an introduction to Angular and create your first module and component with a template.

  • Template Traction

    Start with a few structural directives and then transform your view with pipes.

  • Tuning It Up

    Make your code more maintainable by organizing it into multiple components, separating your HTML and CSS, creating a data model, and splitting your data into a mock file.

  • Data Binding Boost

    Explore how to send data from JavaScript to HTML and HTML to JavaScript using one-way data binding, and then learn how to do both at the same time with two-way binding.

  • Service Fuel Injection

    Learn how to create your own services and then how to use the HTTP library to call out to the internet.

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Real-time Web with Node.js

Server-side Frameworks

Discover how the Node framework can help you write server-side code and build lightweight, scalable network applications.

  • Intro to Node.js

    An overview of Node.js, blocking vs. non-blocking code, reading files, issuing requests

  • Events

    Event emitters, event requests, event listening

  • Streams

    Reading, writing, piping, solving backpressure

  • Modules

    Exporting, npm installing, dependencies, and semantic versioning

  • Express

    Routes, rendering, layouts, url building, express servers

  • Socket.io

    Listening for, broadcasting, and answering questions, saving client data

  • Persisting Data

    Redis, working with lists, persisting, emitting, and limiting questions

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Building Blocks of Express.js

Server-side Frameworks

Express provides more robust features to your web application. Learn how to build Web APIs in Node using Express.

  • First Steps

    Installing Express and building some first routes.

  • Middleware

    Understanding middleware and building a custom logger.

  • User Params

    Reading user-submitted parameters.

  • Body Parser

    Adding routes for creating and deleting resources.

  • Refactoring Routes

    Using route instances and extracting code to route files.

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Try jQuery

jQuery

Learn the basics of jQuery 2.0, a JavaScript library, to modify elements on the page and improve user interaction.

  • Introduction to jQuery

    A gentle introduction to what jQuery is, and what it can do.

  • Traversing the DOM

    Search & walk through the DOM with selectors and traversing.

  • Working with the DOM

    Add & remove from the DOM, more traversing, and user events.

  • Listening to DOM Events

    Listen for events, handle them, and change the default event behavior of web browsers.

  • Styling

    Before landing, tame CSS with jQuery and animate elements on the page.

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jQuery: The Return Flight

jQuery

Learn Ajax and add more interactivity to your projects. Discover how to organize your code using jQuery Plugins and Promises.

  • Ajax Basics

    Learn what Ajax is and how it can be used.

  • JavaScript and jQuery

    Organize your jQuery and JavaScript.

  • Ajax With Forms

    Learn about how to send data to the server and work with JSON.

  • Utility Methods

    Learn about some handy utility methods including $.each and $.map while working with complicated JSON data.

  • jQuery Plugins

    Create your own reusable jQuery plugin.

  • Promises

    Use promises to make your Ajax calls reusable and organized.

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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.

JavaScript: 7 Screencasts Watched

Database: 2 Courses Completed

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The Magical Marvels of MongoDB

NoSQL

MongoDB acts as the database that stores data for your application. Explore the basics and learn to store data in a document-oriented database.

  • Conjuring MongoDB

    Capture the mystical basics of MongoDB and try your hand at inserting and finding documents.

  • Mystical Modifications

    ​Learn the lore behind performing updates and transform your data.

  • Materializing Potions

    Dig deep into the spell book to learn how to conjure and customize queries.

  • Morphing Models

    Summon the wisdom to guide you in your journey of modeling data.

  • Aggregation Apparitions

    ​Explore the realm of aggregations to see how data can be combined in miraculous ways.

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Try SQL

SQL

Learn basic database manipulation skills using the SQL programming language.

  • The Ins and Outs of Databases

    Learn about databases from the inside out, as well as how to perform simple data queries and filter data with special query tools in SQL.

  • Managing Data

    Find out how to add, revise, and remove data in an existing database.

  • Managing Databases and Tables

    Discover basic concepts for creating and altering databases and tables.

Database: 1 Screencast Watched

.NET: 1 Course Completed

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Try ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET

Dive into the world of ASP.NET Core and learn how to build easy-to-maintain web applications with the MVC design pattern and ASP.NET Core.

  • Model View Controller

    Explore the MVC design pattern and learn how to set up the interactions between each part of it.

  • Getting User Input

    Set up a web application that will accept and utilize user-entered data.

  • Retaining Data

    Learn how to store user input in memory, retrieve and present data back to the user, and handle nulls.

HTML/CSS: 2 Courses Completed

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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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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.

HTML/CSS: 1 Screencast Watched

Ruby: 1 Course Completed

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Try Ruby

Getting Started With Ruby on Rails

Learn the basic building blocks of Ruby, all in the browser.

  • All For One, One For All

    Get an introduction to numbers, Strings, properties, and methods.

  • There Are Always Two

    Learn about conversions, arrays, variables, and more methods.

  • Third Time's The Charm

    Review printing, brackets, and String manipulation.

  • Fourth and Short

    Take a shot at method chaining, hashes, keys, and values.

  • The Highest of Fives

    Study up on blocks, directories, and method arguments.

  • Sixth Sense

    Start building methods, libraries, popups, and HTML with Ruby.

Python: 1 Course Completed

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Try Python

Getting Started With Python

​Explore the basics of Python and learn what it means to store and manipulate numbers and words as well as make decisions with your program.

  • Birds & Coconuts

    Get started with Python by calculating how many swallows it takes to carry a coconut.

  • Spam & Strings

    ​Learn how to store characters in a string to combine, dissect, and slice words.

  • Conditional Rules of Engagement

    Explore conditionals in Python to see how your program can make important decisions.