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Ruby: 2 Courses Completed
Learn Rails best practices with the most useful Rails patterns and techniques. If you're a Rails developer, consider this your new Rails programming playbook.
Controllers in Space
Fat model/skinny controller, named scopes, scopes with lambda, default scopes, model creation scopes, skipping a filter
Nested attributes, models without the database, using Presenters, rejecting SQL injection, Rails 3 responder syntax
Basic & compound indices, protecting your attributes, using default database values, using callbacks properly, improving validation, database seeding
Optimizing n+1 queries, using counter_cache, batches of find_each, applying The Law of Demeter, using to_s and to_param in the model
Refactoring views, using helpers, rendering content with partials, handling empty strings, using content_for, meta yield
Ruby: 4 Screencasts Watched
Creating variables, dialogs, object & string functions, number-related operations, working with arrays.
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Direct manipulation with CSS, manipulating multiple attributes, adding & removing classes, toggling classes, hiding & showing content.
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Retrieving & setting text content with text(), querying & setting DOM with html(), manipulating DOM with append() & prepend(), creating peers with :before & :after, adding & removing nodes.
Fasten your Seatbelts
Using document.ready, writing named functions, using click event listeners, keyboard events, animations, AJAX load()
Variables and Functions
An overview of variables and functions
Converting jQuery to CoffeeScript
Conditionals & Operators
Conditionals, chained comparisons, switch cases, and existential operators
Arrays, Objects, Iterations
Using arrays, object literals, loops, list comprehension, and splat arguments
Applied jQuery II
Understanding and using jQuery object notation
Classes, class inheritance, property arguments
Learn to use Angular.js by adding behavior to your HTML and speeding up your application's responsiveness. Get ready to dive into all the angles of Angular.js!
Flatlander's Gem Store
Get comfortable with expressions by beginning to build a gem store.
Use directives to add a gallery and tabs to the gem store.
Give the gem store review functionality by using Angular forms.
Create custom directives for more organized and maintainable Angular code.
Create a new module and learn to use the $http service to get real data into the gem store.
HTML/CSS: 3 Courses Completed
Learn to build functional sites with HTML5 & CSS3. Watch design video tutorials and take programming challenges with our Functional HTML5 & CSS3 course.
Learn about the new tags in HTML5
Review the new properties in CSS3
Header & Navigation
Build a functional header and navigation area
Develop the content sections of a site
Footer & Forms
Learn about new form elements and build a functional footer
Learn the fundamentals & foundational elements of CSS with CSS Cross-Country. Review all the web-styling necessities for front-end efficiency.
Adding style, selectors, the cascade, and floats
Clearing floats, inheritance, and specificity
The box model, positioning, and z-index
Grooming Your Code
DRY, display types, and centering
Protecting your layout and specificity problems
Image use and image cropping
Image replacement and sprites
Pseudo classes and pseudo elements
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
Learn the foundations for creating scalable, fluid sites
Create sites that adapt to a specific context
Create device-agnostic sites optimized for all viewports
Learn how to scale images, video, and work with retina graphics
HTML/CSS: 2 Screencasts Watched
Git: 1 Course Completed
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 the basics of Git, including how to initialize a repo. Learn how to add, commit, and push your code to GitHub.
Electives: 1 Course Completed
Learn the R programming language for data analysis and visualization. This software programming language is great for statistical computing and graphics.
A gentle introduction to R expressions, variables, and functions.
Grouping values into vectors, then doing arithmetic and graphs with them.
Creating and graphing two-dimensional data sets.
Calculating and plotting some basic statistics: mean, median, and standard deviation.
Creating and plotting categorized data.
Organizing values into data frames, loading frames from files and merging them.
Testing for correlation between data sets, linear models, and extending R with additional libraries.