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Javascript Development

at General Assembly - Penn Quarter

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Penn Quarter
509 7th St NW 3rd Fl
At E St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
A computer will not be provided.
No class on May 25
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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