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Javascript Development

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Price:
$3,950 8 seats
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 07, 6:30pm - Dec 18, 9:30pm (20 sessions)

Location:
Downtown
125 Summer St 13th Fl
Btwn Lincoln St & Fitzgerald Surface Rd
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
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Important:
A computer will not be provided.
No classes on Nov. 11 & 27, 2019.
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this javascript class:

This is a 10-week part-time course.  

Skills & Tools
Learn to code in JavaScript, the native language of the web used by developers the world over.

Production Standard
Build a single-page web app that persists user data and connects to services like Twitter and Facebook via APIs.

The Big Picture
Learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming while receiving support from industry experts and a community of peers.

Unit 1: Fundamentals of JavaScript

Installfest 
  • Install and configure Node.js, npm, Git and other command line tools 
  • Install and configure Slack and join class room 
  • Computational thinking exercise and introduction to computer science topics
Working with JavaScript on the Command Line 
  • Internet fundamentals 
  • Understanding the client-server model 
  • Understanding JavaScript in the browser vs. the command line 
  • Running JavaScript code on the command line 
  • Introduction to variables
Data Types 
  • Working with variables 
  • Working with conditionals 
  • Understanding data types
Collections and Loops 
  • Working with collections 
  • Working with loops 
  • Iterating over collections
Functions and Scope 
  • Working with functions 
  • Understanding scope
Unit 1 Project, Slackbot 
  • Using the provided scaffolding, build a basic Slackbot that responds to user input and run it locally from your machine in the class Slack channel
Unit 2: The Browser and APIs

Objects and JSON 
  • UWorking with objects and methods 
  • Intro to JSON 
  • Working with JSON-formatted data
Intro to the DOM and jQuery 
  • Intro to jQuery 
  • Understanding the DOM 
  • Forms and user input
DOM and jQuery, continued 
  • Events and listeners 
  • Manipulating objects in the DOM
AJAX and APIs 
  • Intro to AJAX 
  • Making API calls 
  • Consuming and working with API data
Asynchronous JavaScript and Callbacks 
  • Understanding asynchronous vs. synchronous 
  • Working with asynchronous APIs 
  • Working with callbacks
Unit 2 Take Home Project: API Consuming App 
  • Build a simple, single-page application that consumes data from an open, third-party API
Unit 3: Persisting Data and Advanced Topics

Advanced APIs 
  • Authentication 
  • Working with tokens and API keys 
  • Working with Oauth
Prototypical Inheritance 
  • Intro to prototypical inheritance 
  • Working with prototypes 
  • Working with constructors
This and Anonymous Functions 
  • Understanding “This” 
  • Working with anonymous functions
Intro to CRUD and Firebase 
  • Understanding CRUD 
  • Intro to Firebase
  • Writing user data to Firebase
  • Retrieving and updating user data
In-Class Lab 
  • Begin working on your final project: a single-page application that consumes data from at least one API and persists user data via Parse
Unit 4: Building and Deploying Your App

Deploying Your App 
  • Working with CSS frameworks 
  • Deploying your app to GitHub Pages/Heroku 
  • Using a custom domain name with GitHub Pages/Heroku
Instructor/Student Choice 
  • Instructor will choose a topic that is not covered in the syllabus and prepare and teach an original lesson on that topic 
  • Sample topics include introductions to various frameworks, libraries and tools not covered in class
Lab Time 
  • Work on your final project with assistance from your peers and the instructional team
Final Project Presentations 
  • Present your final project: a single-page application that consumes data from at least one API and persists user data via Parse

What you'll cover in the free info session:


School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto 20 $3,950
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Oct 09 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Oct 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Oct 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Oct 21 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Oct 23 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Oct 28 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Oct 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Nov 04 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Nov 06 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Nov 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Nov 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Nov 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Nov 25 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Dec 02 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Dec 04 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Dec 09 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Dec 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Mon, Dec 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto
Wed, Dec 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm Jack Jeffress, Saimon Sharif & Larissa Muramoto

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