In this section, we will see the basics of computers and web programming in general. We will learn how the web works and also we will gain some basic knowledge of how the content is created and served on the web.
The material provided in the following sections and lessons will be very useful for understanding the web in general.
The goal is that when you finish this section you should have gained not just a brief understanding of the web but also the knowledge of the technologies involved to build some basic web applications. In other words you would be able to create a simple web page, put some style to it and also add some functionality. All these tasks should be done comfortably through the use of the command line.
Just to keep in mind that this section covers a lot of different topics. The reason is silly to go straight to server-side programming without first knowing what it is and why it is very useful to learn.
Now let’s see how the curriculum is structured. Each lesson represents a topic and the context provided is made by pulling the best content from all the internet. Therefore each lesson will introduce a topic, each topic will contain some basic content and then a list of external resources made by others will follow.
In addition, most of the lessons will have questions that you will need to answer before moving on to the next topic. Apart from questions, some lessons will also have exercises and some others projects that you will need to complete. These projects will help you understand and grow your knowledge by building things.
Although most of the material provided should be fine to go through by yourself, the projects are also a good opportunity to work together with others. So why don’t you give it a shot!
At the end of this course, you should have a solid understanding of web programming and will want to dig deeper. Although each lesson will cover a lot of material from the major topics, it is really just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more stuff that needs to be learned. At the end of this course, you will have the foundation and the skills needed to create wonderful applications.
Here is a list of resources that you should definitely bookmark as you will use them regularly along this journey. These are resources that are have been thoroughly reviewed and have been approved by our past students so you can count on them.
Visit this link on GitHub and bookmark each YouTube link as you will often have to search in these channels for extra help on various concepts.
For example, if you think that you need to learn more about
Rest APIs or the concept is still a bit unclear, you can hit the Search icon and search for it on all these channels. You will get a fresh perspective on the subject that will probably get you unlocked.
Rest API on the
Rest API on the
During the course you may need to watch YouTube videos as part of the curriculum. However, sometimes these videos can be very long, and thus you may not have the time to watch them all at once.
Therefore, it is useful to know where you left off and continue watching the video from that specific point.
Here is what you can do:
- Right-click on the video.
- Select the option "Copy video URL at current time".
- The URL is copied to your clipboard.
- Open a text editor and paste the URL.
- Next time you want to watch the video copy-paste the URL in the address bar.