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Web frameworks can be difficult enough to get your head around at the best of times. When it comes to Angular, it can be especially challenging to keep up; new versions are released every 6 months, and although the latest version is Angular 4, there wasn't actually an 'Angular 3'! Confused? Don't be. This online course will explain it all...
Keeping Current with Angular
This course will be updated regularly to reflect the constant changes in the Angular framework. We're teaching this course in a modular style rather than project-based style so that small changes in Angular can be updated right away, and not affect your ability to learn in any way.
Angular for All
What does the course cover? Everything from Angular's best practices in building components, templates, services, routes and modules to designing and building all of the above. You'll also learn how to use templates to create your application's user interface, how to extend HTML with directives, pipes and data binding, and how routing is done with modular speech.
Each of the most important features of Angular 4 have a dedicated section in this course, along with practical exercises to compound your learning and helpful guidance from our expert tutor every step of the way. Don't worry, we've covered all angles so you can learn what you need to know, and fast.
Whether you're an IT professional, an aspiring web, mobile or service app developer, a tester, a UI designer or an architect, this course will get you right up to speed on Angular 4. By the time you've finished, you'll know how Angular solutions are designed, administered and developed and will have a solid understanding of how to get Angular projects up and running.
What is Angular 4?
Angular, or Angular JS, is a structural framework for dynamic web applications. In other words, it helps turn simple HTML into cool web apps that actually do stuff (rather than just staying static like a simple informational website would do), by using it as a template then extending its syntax to express components. Angular 4 is the newest and most recent 'majorly revamped' version. It is backwards compatible with Angular 2.
Any IT professional or hobbyist anticipating a solid understanding of how React works in web and mobile solutions needs to go through this course. Anyone desiring to learn how React and Flux solutions are designed, administered, and developed needs the knowldege and practice presented in this course. This not only includes web, mobile, and service application developers, but also architects, UI designers, testers, and administrators. This course provides a solid understanding of how to get React projects up and running.
There are few languages that are equally capable of building simple, one-line expressions and robust, high performance systems. There are even less languages that can function as both object-oriented and functional. Yet Scala, otherwise known as the 'scaleable' language, can do both impressively well. And guess what? It's pretty easy to learn. Interested? Here's what our Introduction to Scala online course will teach you...
Combine OOP and Functional Programming
Build Scaleable Programs
If you don't know Java or functional programming, don't worry; Scala is a perfect transitional language for both. This online course will guide you every step of the way, with mini-projects at the end of each section to compound your learning and a clear breakdown of the various components that make up the language. Previous programming experience will certainly help, but it's not totally necessary.
You'll start right at the beginning by installing Scala and and getting an overview of the variables, constants and string manipulations. From then on you'll learn the various facets of Scala section by section, using the Eclipse Scala IDE throughout. Among other things, you'll learn the language fundamentals, control flow, functions, classes, file I/O and exception handling.
If you want to learn Java, learn function programming, or just add a new language to your arsenal, this is the course for you. By the end, you'll have gained basic proficiency in Scala and be able to demonstrate an understanding of functional programming.
As one of the most popular functional programming languages out there and one of the most versatile languages across the board, learning Scala is a smart way to upgrade your skills as well as transitioning from object-oriented to functional styles.
What is Scala?
Scala is an object-oriented programming language specially designed to be scaleable. However, it is also a functional language, seamlessly blending the most important elements of both for a powerful do-it-all tool that can be used for one-line expressions or 'mission critical' systems alike. It has a concise syntax, and makes an excellent stepping stone to Java.
Apple's Swift is swiftly (sorry) continuing its journey to replace C and Objective-C. Swift 3.0 is the latest version and first major release since the language was open-sourced. It contains major improvements and refinements, and we'll take you through the full lowdown in this online course. Learn everything you need to know about the language's latest features right here!
Learn the Latest Swift 3 Syntax
Optimise Your App for the App Store
This online course is a must for any Swift developer who wants to get up to speed with Swift 3 and use iOS 10 features. You will need a working knowledge of previous versions of Swift, and some experience with app development. However if you're migrating over from C or Objective-C, you should be more than capable of following along.
The course starts off with an overview of Swift fundamentals and Swift 3's new syntax. Once the basics are covered, you'll learn about classes and methods, message integrations, notifications, and Sirikit implementation. As you do so, you'll move into building small apps in each section, each one making use of a new iOS 10 feature. These are the building blocks that will allow you to create a wide range of applications, all based on Swift 3 and the latest iOS update.
By the end of this course, you'll know how to optimise your app and use the latest iOS features to your advantage, therefore boosting your chances of having your app accepted to the App store and purchased by customers.
Swift is a relatively new programming language dedicated to all things Apple (iOS, MacOS etc.). It is considered the successor to C and Objective-C, taking the best elements of both and modernising them for safety and efficiency. It is a general purpose language and is designed to work with Apple's Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks. It is used for building apps for all Apple platforms.
Create and Manage CSS Flexbox Layouts
Learn Fundamental Flexbox Concepts
This course is intended for those who have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS, and who are comfortable coding by hand and navigating through code. With an emphasis on in-depth, hands-on training, you'll learn the latest techniques for building and managing functional CSS-based web layouts.
To start off, you'll be introduced to fundamental Flexbox concepts and terminology, as well as the other essential knowledge you'll need to know before going further. From there, the lessons get progressively more hands-on and challenging. You'll cover flex containers, flow axis directions, flex widths, axis spacing and alignment, establishing element flexibility, working with nested flex containers, and more. Each section includes a practical exercise to put your skills to the test, and a quiz to help compound your knowledge.
If you want to push your HTML, CSS and web design skills further, if you want to learn the latest in CSS web layout techniques, or if you just want to know the secret to building responsive, mobile layouts with minimal code, then this online course is a must.
Flexbox, or the CSS Flexible Box, is a layout mode in CSS that allows designers to build and manage website layouts quickly and easily. Arrange each page element and test on different screen sizes (i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet) and display devices to ensure your code behaves accordingly. It was created to replace float and table layout hacks, making life much easier for designers and developers everywhere.
There are some programming languages that require seemingly endless lines of code to make the smallest of programs. There are some languages that are so complex even experts' heads hurt if they try to use them. And then there's Ruby, which has all of the performance of these aforementioned languages and none of the complexity. Productive, powerful, simple and easy to learn, it's the perfect starter language. Oh, and a huge (and growing) number of companies use it too...
Get Ready for Ruby
Understand how Ruby Programming Works
This online course focuses on Ruby fundamentals. Some previous programming experience would be useful for those taking this course, but if you're a complete beginner that's fine too. If you want to get started with Ruby and aren't phased by some challenging hands-on projects, you've picked the perfect course.
We'll walk you through everything you need to know about Ruby, starting at the very beginning with installation. Once installed, you'll get an introduction to the language and start building your very first Ruby app. We'll dedicate sections to data types, conditional flow and loops, classes and methods, learning about the intricacies of each with practical projects. Along the way you'll gain a solid understanding of Ruby's syntax and functions.
By the end of this course you will have a good working knowledge of Ruby and will have already used it in practice. You'll be ready to take a 'deep dive' into the language with further coursework if you wish, or head out into the big bad programming world and start using Ruby for real projects. Whatever you choose to do with your newfound knowledge, you'll have a strong foundation of programming fundamentals to back you up. Plus, you'll have had some fun too!
Ruby is an object-oriented, general purpose programming language developed by Yukihiro Matsumoto in the 1990s. Designed for increased productivity and fun, it makes a great starter language for new programmers thanks to its simplicity, readability and focus on fun. Commonly used with Rails applications, it's a very popular language that's always in high demand. Companies such as Twitter and Kickstarter use Ruby.
Scraping data from webpages can be a tedious job. But it doesn’t have to be.With Scrapy, you can scrape using XPath or CSS. With the large number of examples from both techniques, you’re sure to find a solution that fits for you.Whether your targeting data on a single page or multiple, Scrapy can handle the job. No matter if the data is within a list, you can scrape specific patterns right out of the list. Building up your specific Scrapy job isn't a difficult task.Scrapy is a Python library. If you're familiar with Python, XPath or CSS, you'll feel right at home using Scrapy.
Computational computing can be a complex topic. How to perform various mathematical functions in code isn't straight forward. With Python's Scipy library, we'll walk through a number of examples showing exactly how to create and execute complex computational computing functions. The course starts with an explanation of what Scipy is. Then we see how to install it. From there, we get into simple mathematical computations and and move into more advanced computations. The last few lessons demonstrate the full capabilities of Scipy.Scipy is for those that need to perform rigorous, complex computations and not have the program bog down computing them. If you're ready to see how to create even the most complex mathematical functions in code, this course is for you.
At the end of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of Numpy' s features and when to use them. Numpy is mainly used in matrix computing. We'll do a number of examples specific to matrix computing, which will allow you to see the various scenarios in which Numpy is helpful. There are a few computational computing libraries available for Python. It's important to know when to choose one over the other. Through rigorous exercises, you'll experience where Numpy is powerful and develop and understanding of the scenarios in which Numpy is most useful.You'll also know how to install Numpy.
Coding Python from the command line isn't a fun experience when you begin getting into longer form code. The command line simply isn't designed for that. That's where iPython comes in. At the end of this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of iPython. I'm guessing it will even become your goto Python editor. You'll also know the differences between iPython and Jupyter. Through a number of examples with various scenarios, you'll develop an understanding of how iPython is an extremely efficient Python editor for long form code compared to the command line. You'll know how to enter in code, markdown for comments and rearrange/edit code as needed.
BeautifulSoup is a popular Python library for extracting data from HTML or live pages. It isn't limited to a single webpage. You can extract data from multiple webpages. In fact, one of the examples we use does just that. Knowing how to find data within the HTML tree is key to getting targeted data. This course will show you how to identify that data within the HTML tree. Then you'll build a parsing rule to extract it using BeautifulSoup. With a number of examples to ensure you know exactly how to find data, build parsing rules and the needed code to execute the extract, you'll walk away from this course feeling confident in your abilities to retrieve data from webpages.
Scraping data from webpages can be a tedious job. But it doesn’t have to be.
With Scrapy, you can scrape using XPath or CSS. With the large number of examples from both techniques, you’re sure to find a solution that fits for you.
Whether your targeting data on a single page or multiple, Scrapy can handle the job. No matter if the data is within a list, you can scrape specific patterns right out of the list. Building up your specific Scrapy job isn't a difficult task.
Scrapy is a Python library. If you're familiar with Python, XPath or CSS, you'll feel right at home using Scrapy.
At the end of this course, you will understand:
- what Scrapy is used for
- how to install it
- how to use Scapy
In summary, you'll be able to target specific elements on a webpage, whether the element is stand along or in a list. Then you can retrieve a group of those elements or just one. This technique allows you to pull down specific types of data.
The course ends with a project to help solidify what you've learned. There is a full walk through included with the project solution.