Robert Smith

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JavaScript: 11 Courses Completed

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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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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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Shaping Up With AngularJS

Client-side Frameworks

AngularJS allows your application to have an expanded HTML library. Learn to add behavior to your HTML and speed up your application’s responsiveness.

  • Flatlander's Gem Store

    Get comfortable with expressions by beginning to build a gem store.

  • Built-in Directives

    Use directives to add a gallery and tabs to the gem store.

  • Forms

    Give the gem store review functionality by using AngularJS forms.

  • Custom Directives

    Create custom directives for more organized and maintainable AngularJS code.

  • Services

    Create a new module and learn to use the $http service to get real data into the gem store.

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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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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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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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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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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: 21 Screencasts Watched

Git: 2 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

HTML/CSS: 2 Courses Completed

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Assembling Sass

CSS Preprocessors

Learn Sass and start improving your front-end CSS workflow. Try Sass on large-scale applications for efficient, time-saving styling.

  • Foundation

    An introduction to Sass, imports, comments, and nesting.

  • Variable

    Creation and use of recallable information.

  • Mixin

    Writing reusable styles mixed with optional arguments.

  • Extend

    Easily manage CSS class reuse and inheritance in the stylesheet, rather than HTML.

  • Directive

    A primer on the programmatic tools in Sass, including functions and each loops.

  • Math + Color

    Perform arithmetic and color alterations directly to stylesheet values.

  • Responsive

    Simplify and optimize your responsive design workflow via Sass.

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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: 4 Screencasts Watched

Electives: 2 Courses Completed

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Breaking the Ice With Regular Expressions

Electives

Search for text patterns using regular expressions and learn to validate emails and URLs, capture information, and use simple patterns to save development time.

  • The String Story

    Learn what regular expressions are, and write your first expression. Discover literals, operators, character sets, modifiers, and metacharacters.

  • Crew Emails

    Journey into validating emails with wildcards, escaping characters, groups, and anchors.

  • Confirmative

    Take a voyage to the edge with word boundaries and creating optional variations. Negate characters within character sets, and then use the negated shorthand. Finally, match specific amounts of characters with interval expressions.

  • Multi-line Strings

    Discover multi-line strings, and journey deeper with much larger subject strings. Search the globe and properly drop anchors with global and multi-line modifiers.

  • Capture Groups

    Grab the loot with capture groups, and learn how to extract sections of text for reference. Also discover when it's appropriate to have groups not capture.

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Try Docker

Electives

Dive into the basics of Docker and learn how to create a self-contained, shareable development environment with containers, images, Dockerfiles, and volumes.

  • Containers & Images

    Learn how to use images to create Docker containers.

  • Dockerfiles

    Use Dockerfiles to configure images in a centralized and repeatable way.

  • Volumes

    Take control of the data in your containers with volumes.

Electives: 15 Screencasts Watched

Database: 2 Courses Completed

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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.

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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.

Database: 2 Screencasts Watched