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Javascript Development

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

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What you'll learn in this javascript class:

This is a part time course.  

JavaScript is one of the strongest weapons in an engineer's arsenal. It can run both in the browser and on servers and is quickly becoming the go-to language to power web and mobile apps. If you want to be a web developer, JavaScript is a must-know.

Unit 1: Fundamentals of JavaScript

  • 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 Parse 
  • Understanding CRUD
  • Intro to Parse
  • Writing user data to Parse
  • 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

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