Eric Allam

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  • 21 Courses Completed
  • 99 Levels Completed
  • 49 Screencasts Watched
  • 151,440 Total Points

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JavaScript: 7 Courses Completed

  • Just Enough JavaScript

    Creating variables, dialogs, object & string functions, number-related operations, working with arrays.

  • Take Off

    Downloading jQuery, minified Javascript, loading jQuery, the DOM & jQuery selection, nested elements, pseudo-classes & direct descendants.

  • View from 30,000 Feet

    Direct manipulation with CSS, manipulating multiple attributes, adding & removing classes, toggling classes, hiding & showing content.

  • Contents may shift

    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()

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CoffeeScript

CoffeeScript

Learn CoffeeScript, the powerful little language that compiles into JavaScript. Take a sip of our CoffeeScript tutorial & learn to get more done with less code.

  • Variables and Functions

    An overview of variables and functions

  • Applied jQuery

    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

  • Object Orientation

    Classes, class inheritance, property arguments

  • Events

    HTML & Text value, HTML5 data attributes, click events, binding & unbinding events, using multiple click handlers, live vs. delegate

  • Ajax

    $.ajax, error handling & callbacks, aborting AJAX & timeouts, receiving and parsing JSON, using JSONP, sending form data

  • Effects

    Chaining effects & adjusting speed, animating with CSS, effect easing, using a queue, adding a delay, stopping an effect

  • Organization

    Each & Map utility functions, creating your own utility functions, creating plugins, encapsulating your code, custom events, jQuery templates

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Anatomy of Backbone.js Part 2

Client-side Frameworks

Learn more advanced Backbone.js for building sophisticated and structured web apps. Take your front-end to the next level with the Anatomy of Backbone Part 2.

  • More Models

    Getting your models to work with non-standard servers.

  • Customizing Collections

    Handling pagination in collections, sorting collections, and building aggregate functions.

  • Real Routes

    Handling optional parameters, limiting parameters to integers using regex, handling catch-all routes.

  • Varying Views

    Using an existing element, handling extra initialization options, escaping HTML, changing handling event bindings between Models and Views.

  • Working with Forms

    Build an ajax Form View to create and edit model objects.

  • App Organization

    Namespacing your App objects, building an App View to handle link clicks inside of Backbone, boostrapping data.

  • Customizing Backbone

    Using Mustache.js templates instead of underscore.js, replacing your persistence strategy, utilizing localStorage.

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Anatomy of Backbone.js

Client-side Frameworks

Learn Backbone.js and start building sophisticated and structured web apps. Try out Backbone’s JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface.

  • Introduction

    Learn the very basic of Models and Views.

  • Models

    More on Models, such as syncing to/from the server.

  • Views

    View events, templates, and customization.

  • Models & Views

    More on how Models and Views work together with event binding.

  • Collections

    Working with a set of models with Backbone Collections.

  • Collection Views

    Displaying a Collection with a Collection View.

  • Router & History

    Supporting pushState history and multiple URLs.

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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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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.

JavaScript: 5 Screencasts Watched

Ruby: 5 Courses Completed

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Rails for Zombies 2

Getting Started With Ruby on Rails

Learn more Rails with this sequel to the infamous Rails for Zombies course. Increase your Ruby on Rails knowledge with even more zombie learning.

  • From the Ground Up

    Installing Rails, creating a Rails app, database migrations, the command line, Ruby 1.9 hash syntax, Bundler, database configuration

  • Models Still Taste Like Chicken

    Named scopes, callbacks, has_one, relationship options, using Includes, has_many :through

  • Rest In Pieces

    Revisiting URL helpers, forms & input helpers, understanding REST, nested resources, view partials, other view helpers

  • Asset Packaging and Mailing

    Sending attachments in mail, asset tags, using the Asset Pipeline, CoffeeScript, creating and sending mail, SCSS, using the JavaScript manifest

  • Rendering Extremities

    Custom RESTful routes, creating AJAX links, rendering custom JSON, AJAXified forms, controller rendering options, sending server JavaScript, using JSON data

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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.

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Rails Best Practices

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  • Controllers in Space

    Fat model/skinny controller, named scopes, scopes with lambda, default scopes, model creation scopes, skipping a filter

  • Controller Command

    Nested attributes, models without the database, using Presenters, rejecting SQL injection, Rails 3 responder syntax

  • Model Pitfalls

    Basic & compound indices, protecting your attributes, using default database values, using callbacks properly, improving validation, database seeding

  • Model Bert

    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

  • Froggy Views

    Refactoring views, using helpers, rendering content with partials, handling empty strings, using content_for, meta yield

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Rails for Zombies

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Testing with RSpec

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  • Introduction

    An overview of RSpecs basic syntax and installation.

  • Configuration & Matchers

    Setting up RSpec in a Ruby or Rails project and digging into some RSpec Matchers.

  • DRY Specs

    See how to organize your specs better making readability much easier.

  • Hooks & Tags

    Before hooks, shared examples and RSpecs use of metadata.

  • Mocks & Stubs

    A tour through how RSpec uses mocks and stubs.

  • Custom Matchers

    Walkthough the creation of a custom matcher from scratch.

Ruby: 22 Screencasts Watched

HTML/CSS: 3 Courses Completed

  • HTML5

    Learn about the new tags in HTML5

  • CSS3

    Review the new properties in CSS3

  • Header & Navigation

    Build a functional header and navigation area

  • Content

    Develop the content sections of a site

  • Footer & Forms

    Learn about new form elements and build a functional footer

  • More Sass

    A deeper dive into core Sass functionality

  • Compass

    Introducing the Compass add-on and enabling its use

  • Utility

    Traversing helpers and utilities included with Compass

  • Rhythm

    Establishing and maintaining baseline grids with the vertical rhythm module

  • Sprite

    Relegating sprite generation and maintenance to the sprite module

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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.

HTML/CSS: 4 Screencasts Watched

iOS: 2 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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Try Objective-C

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  • Grass World

    Create and log common objects

  • Ice World

    Sending messages and getting results

  • Sand World

    Control the flow

  • Lava World

    Create your own classes

  • Space World

    Learning from mistakes

iOS: 4 Screencasts Watched

Electives: 3 Courses Completed

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Try R

Electives

Learn the R programming language for data analysis and visualization. This software programming language is great for statistical computing and graphics.

  • Using R

    A gentle introduction to R expressions, variables, and functions.

  • Vectors

    Grouping values into vectors, then doing arithmetic and graphs with them.

  • Matrices

    Creating and graphing two-dimensional data sets.

  • Summary Statistics

    Calculating and plotting some basic statistics: mean, median, and standard deviation.

  • Factors

    Creating and plotting categorized data.

  • Data Frames

    Organizing values into data frames, loading frames from files and merging them.

  • Real-World Data

    Testing for correlation between data sets, linear models, and extending R with additional libraries.

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Discover Drive

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  • Save to Drive Button

    Creating a simple button for saving files to Google Drive.

  • Google Picker with Drive

    Creating a widget for selecting and uploading files.

  • Authenticating with Drive

    Using the Google API Ruby Client to request access to a user’s Drive.

  • Uploading Files

    Performing multipart and resumable uploads with the Google API Ruby Client.

  • Retrieving Metadata

    Retrieving metadata for single files and lists of files, as well as performing file searches.

  • Downloading & Sharing Files

    Downloading files from Drive and managing permissions.

  • Updating & Deleting Files

    Updating, trashing, and permanently deleting files.

  • Folders

    Organizing files with folders and using the Application Data Folder.

  • Push Notifications

    Getting notified when a file changes.

  • Installing And Showcasing Your Application

    Installing your application to the Drive UI and listing it in the Chrome Web Store.

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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: 13 Screencasts Watched

Git: 1 Course Completed

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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

Git: 1 Screencast Watched