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Talk Like A Developer: Familiarity with Fundamentals

at General Assembly - Downtown

Course Details
$250 8 seats
Start Date:

Sat, Nov 02, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
360 E 2nd St Ste 400
Btwn S Central Ave & S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, California 90012
A computer will not be provided
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Paul Doulatshahi

What you'll learn in this it class:

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? In this workshop we'll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. We'll look at questions like, "Front-end vs. Back-end?", "What is this Javascript function thingy, and why am I passing strange math equations to it?"

If you're running a tech start-up, it's essential that you familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web development. Ultimately knowing how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers, and overall just look really cool. Come with questions, and a desire to have fun! No prior development knowledge required.


  • What is programming?
  • The different coding languages and how they fit
  • Back end vs Front end
  • Overview of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Overview of databases and key coding languages- PHP, Ruby, Java, .Net
The Front End
  • Introduction to HTML
  • The lifecycle of a web request
  • Browser de-bugging
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Introduction to CSS
  • Javascript fundamentals
  • How to get help with frameworks- JQuery & Bootstrap
  • The class will go through the exercise of creating a full working web page
The Back End
  • Database fundamentals
  • SQL the database language
  • Server side code
  • The anatomy of a web server
  • Understanding architecture and why its important
  • Model, View, Controller: the basis of all frameworks
  • Server side frameworks
  • The class will go through the exercise of creating a database table and storing some data
Putting it all together
  • Starting and configuring the application
  • Creating database tables
  • Building the controller
  • Building the views
  • Making the views prettier
  • Making the application more useable through AJAX

Prereqs & Preparation

Note students should bring laptops as we will be doing live coding during the class and a number of exercises.

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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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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