Meet the growing demand for full stack developers and learn to build rich web experiences using a modern architecture and technology stack.
Estimated 4 months to complete
You’ll master the skills necessary to become a successful full stack developer. Learn how to build UI and UX, create APIs and server side business logic and develop the persistence layer to store, process and retrieve data.
A well-prepared student will meet the following prerequisites:
- Apply fundamental programming concepts (loops, conditionals, arrays, objects, functions) to write code that can be executed from the command line
- Use HTML and CSS to build and style basic static webpages
- Use and configure HTML tags (attributes) and listen to DOM events
- Read and write a JSON object
Backend Development with Node.js
There are quite a few technologies involved to build the backend of an application that’s enterprise ready. This course introduces the fundamental tools needed to build a basic API in a way that is both scalable, and maintainable. The course will go through working with Node.js and the core modules available, writing TypeScript for developer error reduction, testing with Jasmine to introduce unit testing in a Test Driven Development environment, and working with Express as a framework for building APIs.
Project – Image Processing API
Students will be designing an API for image processing that allows the user to visit a url and using url parameters, resize the image based on the parameters provided. Upon viewing an image that’s already been resized, a cached image will be served. This is the core functionality seen in placeholder image websites and can be implemented with a frontend to better serve appropriately sized images. The API presents the first opportunity to pull together the technologies of the course and tie them together in a commonly used application.
Creating an API with PostgreSQL and Express
Project – Build a Storefront Backend
Students will imagine themselves as a full stack developer at a small company, asked to craft an API to meet a set of requirements created by business stakeholders and to be consumed by a front end developer coworker. You will use skills and
understanding from the course to discern the best architecture, endpoint structure, and database schema to complete the task. Modeled after a workplace environment and true to life task, in this project you will demonstrate that you can reason through the design of an API and are capable of writing the code and logic necessary to meet requirements.
In Angular Fundamentals, students will learn the most important and foundational skills for building Single Page Applications (SPAs). You will discover the architecture of an application, explore how to retrieve and flow data throughout an application, and see how applications scale in a maintainable and performant way. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to build new and expand existing Angular applications with new components and features, architect an Angular application for clarity and maintainability while following best practices, and create and use dependencies such as services and third-party libraries to enrich and extend applications.
Project – My Store
In this project, students will build a full single-page ecommerce application with Angular called MyStore. Your application will contain a variety of different Angular components that communicate with each other, such as a product list component that renders a list of items for which a user can shop. You’ll pull this data by making requests to a backend API, then populate your page with items that can be added to the shopping cart.
You’ll build and nest these components in a logical structure for optimal navigation and routing, such as bringing users to a product detail page. Through using services, among other tools, you’ll be able to share data with any component that needs it, such as your shopping cart. Your application will also be able to handle and respond to user input, through Angular’s powerful template-driven forms.
Being able to deploy your own application is a skill that is often overlooked by developers, thus making it a rare and valuable skill to have! This course will teach the necessary knowledge to create your own production environment and automate the deployment of code to it. By building an automated pipeline and scripts students will gain insights into the world of automated deployments that has been revolutionizing how fast companies are able to deliver features to their customers.
Project – Hosting a Full Stack Application
Students will be hosting and creating an automated deployment pipeline for a full stack application. You will have the option of using your own project or using a provided full stack application. During the project students will provision AWS infrastructure and prepare the application for hosting it. After this is done, you will move on to creating different scripts for deploying the application and creating a deployment pipeline. This project will expose students to a key process that is present on most software development projects.
According to Indeed.com, the average base salary for a full stack developer is $108,409/year.