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This course will help you to understand Spring and Spring MVC.
The course starts with an overview of the Spring Tool Suite IDE. We also create a simple Hello World app so you have a quick kick off on using Spring. We then move into the main modules of the course. The first is creating a Spring web app that is database driven. Then we basically create the same app from scratch but this time using Spring MVC. This allows us to compare the advantages of Spring MVC over Spring.
You'll walk away from this course with a better understanding of Spring, Spring MVC and Spring Beans plus why you’d want to use them. You’ll also be adding a great new skill set to your toolbox and resume.
Any IT professional or casual developer anticipating a solid understanding of how WEbpack works in open-sourced and private application development projects needs to go through this course and absorb all of its content. Anyone desiring to learn how Webpack is implemented in web application projects needs the knowldege, demonstrations, 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 effectively participate in a project leveraging Webpack and the bundled deployment packages it produces.
NO PRIOR WEBPACK EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!!!
REST works in open-sourced and private application development projects needs to go through this course and absorb all of its content. Anyone desiring to learn how REST is implemented in clients and servers needs the knowldege, demonstrations, 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 effectively participate in a project leveraging REST API's both as consumers and providers.
Any IT professional or casual developer anticipating a solid understanding of how JSON works in open-sourced and private development projects needs to go through this course and absorb all of its content. Anyone desiring to learn how JSON is implemented in software needs the knowldege and demonstrations 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 effectively participate in a project leveraging JSON data structures.
Any IT professional or casual developer anticipating a solid understanding of how Git and GitHub work in open-sourced and private development projects needs to go through this course and absorb all of its contents. Anyone desiring to learn how Git and GitHub are designed, administered, and used needs the knowledge 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 effectively participate in a project manage with Git and/or GitHub.
Cut Out the Boring Bits!
First we'll explore Gulp at a high level. You'll gain an understanding of what a build system is, what Gulp can do for you, and we'll install and configure gulp according to your own needs. Then, the course divides into two sections; Gulp for development and Gulp for production. In the former, you'll learn about pre-processing SASS, automating your builds, the much lauded 'watch' function and the live re-load function.
What is Gulp?
The Backbone of Web App Development
Understand Models, Events, Views and More
The core of Backbone.js is representing your data through Models which can be created, validated, destroyed and saved to the server, and Views that display the model's state and respond to changes. So after a quick introduction, this is what you'll learn first.
Having laid that foundation, you'll move onto the other important concepts of Backbone such as Events, namespacing, templating, routing, and much more. You'll then build a guestbook app and style it to perfection with Bootstrap. Additional resources and hands-on tutoring will help you every step of the way, no matter what your skills or experience level.
By the end of the course material, you'll be well equipped to use Backbone for developing your own web apps, and will have a greater understanding of how frameworks can elevate your developing skills (and make your life a whole lot less stressful, too).
Although intended for IT professionals, hobbyists are more than suitable for taking this course too. Some experience in creating web UIs with JavScript tools would be an advantage, as would programming with a common object-oriented or scripting language. However, you don't need any Backbone experience whatsoever. We'll teach you everything you need to know!
What is Backbone?
C Programming Language
One of the behemoths of the coding world, C has been around for, oh, around 50 years or so. Often perceived as one of the most difficult languages to master, any programmer who can list C on their resume is sure to carve a good career in the tech industry. Want to be one of those people? Keep reading...
Sharpen Up Your C Skills
Speak Fluent C
This course is aimed at anyone with a desire to learn the C, with the goal of building a solid knowledge of the language. Some previous programming experience is helpful, but not necessary.
After starting with a general introduction and an overview of C language fundamentals, this course continually progresses into more advanced topics covering the breadth of the C spectrum. With an emphasis on hands-on training, from module 2 onwards you'll use code walk throughs and post-lecture challenges to compound and test your skills. Code and code comments are included with each module too, so you'll have plenty of resources to help you learn.
By the end of this course, you'll be well on your way to achieving fluency in the C language, and you'll be comfortable both reading and writing C. You'll know how to build basic programs with C and will be well equipped to progress to more complex projects.
What is C?
C is a general purpose programming language developed in the early 1970s by Dennis Ritchie. It's one of the most widely used programming languages of all time, originally developed for implementing the UNIX operating system. Nowadays it's largely used for developing system applications, database systems, graphics packages, operation system development and much more. It's a structure oriented language, meaning its prime focus is on functions and it follows a 'top down' approach.
If you’re plugged into the tech industry, you’ll know that two things have been making consistent waves in many areas over the past few years; machine learning and Python. What happens when you combine the new gold standard programming language with the most significant tech development in areas such as financial trading, online search, digital marketing and even data and personal security (among others)? Great things, that’s what. This course will show you what’s what, and get you started on becoming a machine learning guru.
Learn the New Future of Programming
Increase Your Python Expertise
If you have a desire to learn machine learning concepts and have some previous programming or Python experience, this course is perfect for you. If you’re more of a beginner than an intermediate, don’t worry; each module starts with theory to explain upcoming concepts. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll put your knowledge into practice with a code walk through.
The goal of this course is to build procedural machine learning from the ground up. Writing processing from scratch allows students to gain a more in-depth insight into data processing, and as each machine learning app is created, explanations and comments are provided to help students understand why things are being done in certain ways. Each code walk through also shows the building process in real time.
The course begins with an introduction to machine learning concepts, after which you’ll build your first machine learning application. Following that, we look at data analysis, linear algebra, natural language processing and clustering, all within the context of Python. At the end of the course, you’ll be issued with a certificate of completion and will have gained a full introduction into the world of machine learning with Python.
What is Machine Learning?
Machine learning is a method of data analysis that essentially allows computers to ‘learn’ on their own without being explicitly programmed. For example, when you stop scrolling through Facebook to read a friend or a page’s post, algorithms automatically work to make sure you’ll see more content from those sources earlier in your news feed in future.
Angular Version 4.3
Purpose: To keep this course on the cutting edge of Angular technology and be consistent in providing instruction for the features found in the latest Angular release (v4.3)
In this update we addressed the major changes in the Angular version 4.3 release (scheduled for early July 2017). Per our course content, including hands-on coding exercises, there were a few breaking changes in the 4.3 beta/rc releases which ripped across much of the original project code and also included minor, non-breaking changes which outdated certain aspects of our original content. With this update we were also able to comfortably include an entirely new course content section focusing on the Angular Forms module. This Angular module has stabilized enough in the v.4.3 release to be included in the course.
We updated all of the course’s code-along video content to fix the breaking changes, including:
Fallout of the above deltas outdated a large percentage of the course’s existing content. Each affected video in the series was updated to reflect the current release.
The Angular Forms Module has been in flux since the inception of Angular 2. Fortunately, it has stabilized in the later 4.x releases and we feel comfortable enough in it’s current state to have included it as the topic for an entire new section in this course update. Forms are a pillar of web-based development and we feel this new content adds significant value to the course.
While closely tied to the Angular core library, but not included in it, the Material 2 styling library has endured a lengthy, rough development and release lifecycle. As this library is so closely tied to the Angular core, we’ve included content in this video series from the beginning. Again, in this current release, many breaking changes and previously unavailable features were included. We made significant changes to existing content and created additional content to appropriately cover the current state of the Material library.
As with prior updates to this video series, we applied incremental improvements to existing content (that was not updated for v.4.3 changes) in an effort to continuously improve the overall effectiveness and appeal of the entire course.
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.
More and more often these days, we're hearing news reports of large scale security threats to highly sensitive computer systems. Whether it's a major website getting hacked, personal information stolen from company databases or even cyber identity theft, there is always one common weak link; unsafe code. Enter Rust; the brainchild of Mozilla that promises fast, efficient, and memory safe systems programming. Sound intriguing? This course will teach you everything you need to know...
Lock Down a Low Level Language
Systems Programming Made Safe
This course is aimed at intermediate coders with some previous programming knowledge. If you're comfortable working with a code editor and want to add another tool to your programming skill set, then this course is perfect for you.
After starting with an extensive overview of Rust fundamentals, you'll hit the ground running and dive into more advanced features like vectors, generics, tuples, ownership borrowing and crates. Module 'challenges' throughout the course put your knowledge to the test – but if you need a push in the right direction, video walk throughs and code downloads are available.
By the end of this course you'll have a thorough understanding of Rust, of memory management in general and of systems programming specifically. You'll be well placed to begin or further your knowledge of similar languages like C++, and you can impress potential employers with your expertise in safe code.
What is Rust?
Rust is a general purpose, low level programming language created by Mozilla. It was designed as a systems programming language with an emphasis on being safe, concurrent and practical. Its syntax is similar to C++, but it practices better memory safety while maintaining performance. Developers praise it for its speed and safety. It was recently awarded the title of 'most loved programming language' in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey.
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
• Gain basic proficiency in Scala
• Get to grips with functional programming
• Learn a derivative language of Java
• Understand how to scale your programs efficiently
• Add a new language to your skill set!
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.
Make Interactive UIs with Ease
This course focuses on building simple components and composing them to create complex, rich, functional component solutions. You'll get to grips with event handling, routing, implementing Flux architecture, and much more to master React fundamentals.
We start from the very beginning and stick with you every step of the way, kicking off with an introduction to React and getting progressively more challenging as the course continues. Don't worry – you'll soon be working on React projects with ease.
By the end of this course, you'll be productive and efficient in using this versatile library, and you'll be able to build great looking web apps faster than ever before.You'll walk away with a working knowledge of the framework, it's various facets, and you'll understand how it fits into your process. But most of all, you'll have a valuable and time-saving new skill in your developer toolbox.
What is React?
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.
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.
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. It may even become your go-to 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.
Docker dramatically changed (for the better) the lives of those who transfer, install and manage software applications on a regular basis. It made the process much less complicated and virtually eliminated any stress involved. Now, Kubernetes has made the whole thing even easier (yes, it’s possible). Want to learn how to containerize your application and then automate it from start to finish? This is the course for you...
Understand the World of Microservices
Develop, Ship and Run Applications with Ease
This course is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners right up to expert computer nerds. All you need is a fast internet connection, a credit card to set up a free trial on Google Cloud (no extra cost), and a basic working knowledge of modern technology.
You’ll start off by getting familiar with Google Cloud, Docker and Kubernetes, learning what they do and how you’ll be using them. Then you’ll take an in-depth look at the two most important tools, Docker and Kubernetes. Once you’ve gotten a good grasp on how each one works, you’ll move on to the course projects. You’ll install WordPress using Google Cloud, which includes creating Docker files, images, and containers along with deploying the site live.
Next you’ll create and configure a back-end and front-end master and slave nodes with replication controllers; apps managed by Kubernetes using a cluster of VMs. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, you’ll get hands-on training at every step to guide you in the right direction.
By the end of this course you will know what containers are and more than one way to use them to deliver software applications faster. You’ll know everything you need to know about Docker and Kubernetes, and you’ll never have to worry about using either one for your software application project ever again!
About Kubernetes and Docker
Docker is the world’s leading software containerization platform. It packages your application into one standardised unit, wrapping it into a complete file system that contains everything needed to run on a server. Kubernetes is a system created by Google to automate the deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications (like the ones Docker creates). The two combined make life a breeze for anyone needing to transport, install and maintain complex software applications anywhere.
Create Ambitious Web Applications
Launch Your Ember 2 Projects Now
This course will start off by giving you an overview of what Ember is and how and why it works. Then you'll install it and get going with the good stuff! You'll start off with routing, templates and helpers, Ember components and Ember Data, and once you've to grip with the fundamentals you'll begin building your own Ember app.
You'll design your app, build it out, create the components and complete the code, and then you'll move on to testing it. But it doesn't stop there; this course also covers more advanced aspects including styling, add-ons and security. By the time you're finished, you'll be more than capable of getting your own Ember projects up and running.
Being a one-trick programming pony doesn’t cut it anymore in today’s tech job market. The more strings you have on your bow, the more in-demand you’ll be. When it comes to web app development, having the know-how to create something fully-functioning from start to finish boosts your employability credentials in a big way. Thankfully, the MEAN Stack is the tool set that allows you to do just that. Want to get involved? Read on...
Learn a Suite of In-Demand Programming Skills
Build Full-Stack Solutions for Mobile and the Web
That means setting up an online IDE, developing MEAN REST APIs with Node and Express, programming and configuring with MongoDB, developing rich and functional UIs with Angular, scaffolding a MEAN UI client project, and much more.
Plus, we make sure your skills are future-proofed by using Angular 2, the much-discussed rewrite of Angular JS that’s guaranteed to set the market on fire in the coming months. By the time you’ve finished this course, you’ll be more than ready to start working on your own MEAN Stack projects.
What is MEAN Stack?
Docker has taken the development world by storm in recent years, being the first effective tool that wraps up a piece of software in a complete file system package, installs it on a server, and runs it repeatedly. However, until recently it was difficult to do this with micro-architectures composed of numerous containers that all need to work in conjunction with one another. Enter Docker Compose, the handiest tool to hit the tech world since Docker. Here’s everything you need to know...
Learn Docker Compose Inside Out
Make Your Docker Experience Even More Stress-Free
This Docker Compose online course will make you a DC expert, learning the tool from top to bottom. It has been specifically designed for those that already know Docker, so you’ll skip the baby steps and dive straight in. First you’ll cover the basic features using a sample environment, gaining an understanding of restarts, dependencies, and persisting the database with a volume.
After that you’ll progress to networks. You’ll take an in-depth look at isolating containers, aliases and container names, links, using external networks, and how updates affect networking. Then it’s on to the really good stuff; a section each is dedicated to volumes, logging, the Compose CLI, and ‘Composing Compose’ (don’t worry, it won’t be as complicated as it sounds by the time you get there). Finally you’ll learn about Compose in Production.
The course is organised into logical sections so you can progress at your pace and in your own time. By the end, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to create a large environment for a sample legacy system, using all of the features covered in previous sections. You’ll then have the skills and confidence needed to go forth and create your own flexible application environments with Docker Compose.
About Docker Compose
Docker Compose is a useful tool from the people at Docker. It makes defining and running application environments made up of multiple Docker containers even easier and more efficient. Up until now, starting any more than one or two Docker containers was extremely complicated. With Docker Compose, the entire process just got infinitely better.
Knowing the suite of C languages developed my Microsoft is a guaranteed career booster. They’re powerful, in-demand, and can create almost any kind of application or software under the sun. However, they’re not exactly the most beginner friendly languages in the world. While they all have the same roots, they have distinct differences too. Thankfully C# is generally considered to be the least confusing of the family, and a level up from Java as far as skill is concerned. This crash course will teach you everything you need to know and make you a C# aficionado in a matter of hours.
Get an A+ in C# Programming
Everything You Need to Get up to Speed
C# is a great language, but it’s not perfect. With that in mind, this online course will start off by outlining what exactly C# is good at, and where its weaknesses lie. Following that we’ll take a look at the various platforms that utilize C#, which you’ll be using during the course to complete a wide variety of projects.
After that there’s nothing left to do but dive straight in. Step by step, section by section, you’ll build your knowledge of C# with practical projects along the way to put your developing skills into practice. A section each is dedicated to setting up your environment; data types and their uses; variables, expressions and operators; statements and flow control; organisation; classes and structs; inheritance; interfaces, and so much more.
All you need to get started is a basic understanding of programming and a familiarity with the concept of object-oriented programming (don’t worry if you don’t have any actual experience). Suitable for beginners and intermediates alike, by the end of this course you’ll have a solid understanding of C#, its strengths and weaknesses, what projects you can use it for, and you’ll be more than ready to start using it in the real world.
What is C#?
C# is an object-oriented programming language from Microsoft’s C family of languages. It is a hybrid of C and C++ and was designed to improve productivity in web app development. It is used to build a variety of secure client, client-server and database applications, XML web services, distributed components and much more. It runs on the .NET framework and another very popular language was inspired by it; Java.
There’s no way around it. If you want to gain a competitive edge in UI/UX design, web development, or anything to do with mobile and desktop web apps, then you need to know Angular JS. Better yet, you need to know Angular 2, the latest version. This Angular 2 crash course will refresh your memory and get you updated on the essentials of the latest version. And if you’re just getting started with Angular JS, don’t worry, this is the perfect introduction too.
Get Up to Speed with Angular 2
Upgrade your Programming Skills
With 71 lectures and 5 hours of content, this Angular 2 online course will give you a thorough understanding of how Angular 2 solutions are designed, administered, and developed. If you’re a web, mobile or service app developer, architect, UI designer, tester or administrator, or if you just want to know how to get Angular 2 projects up and running, then this is the course for you.
The course will begin with an introduction to TypeScript, the Cloud9 IDE and using Angular 2 modules. Then you’ll get stuck into Angular 2’s components, building a UI and binding your data. After that things get a little more challenging with a breakdown of advanced component concepts and component composition. From there you’ll jump into services, web services, and routing before setting up Angular 2 from scratch.
By the end of this course you’ll be able to set up and get going on your own Angular 2 projects quickly, easily, and efficiently.
About Angular JS
The technology world is awash with web developers. While this means there are plenty of new and exciting developments and creations emerging on a regular basis, it also has a downside. For an employer, it can be difficult to find a really, REALLY good web developer. Knowing a few different web app frameworks and libraries is guaranteed to get you noticed, and one of the most beneficial choices around is Vue.js. This course will teach you everything you need to know to get up and running.
Take your Web Development Skills to the Next Level
Everything You Need to Know About Vue.js
This Vue.js online course teaches you the core skills you need to know to utilize reactive components in your web applications. Each aspect is taught in a hands-on manner, so you’ll not only get to grips with the fundamentals, but have a crystal clear idea of how to use them in your own projects.
Once you’ve gotten a handle on the basics you’ll move on to the really fun stuff. Binding classes, isolated scopes, advanced shopping cart functionality and various other cool features are covered. Then it’s on to even more interesting elements like resource libraries, data and arrays
By the end of this course you’ll know how to implement functionality that is expected in all top-class, modern applications. You’ll be using Vue.js as a solution to everyday web development tasks to make your apps easier and more dynamic. And lastly, you’ll know every step to take to start creating applications from the ground up with Vue.js.
What is Vue.js?
To put it as simply as possible, Vue.js is an advanced web app framework architecture. Think of it as another Laravel PHP or React.js. It provides reactive components for modern web interfaces. Basically, it’s a simple but powerful library for building cool web stuff. Any web developer who knows their stuff will know Vue.js, so if you’re not one of them now is time to get up to speed.
The secret to making the big bucks and landing that dream programming job is pretty simple. Pick a few key languages and get really, really good at them. Choosing languages that have a solid foundation and a promising future is also a good idea; and Julia fits that bit perfectly. This relatively new kid on the block (its first release was in 2012) is on the verge of becoming huge, and this online course will help you get one step ahead of everyone else by learning it fast, and learning it now.
Get Ahead of the Coding Curve
Learn Julia Fundamentals
This Julia online course will take you from complete beginner to intermediate. Starting at the very beginning, you will be guided through the installation process and the basic functions and features of Julia will be presented to you. Variables, strings, logical operators, arrays, types, dictionaries, loops, list comprehensions, scope and modules are all covered to give you a thorough footing in the world of Julia.
The second half of the course moves into more advanced features. You’ll dive into File IO reading, directories and learn how to write to files before moving on to meta programming, error handling, and various other more complex features of Julia. Each lesson provides download-able code so you don’t miss a trick and can go back over the material at your leisure.
Anyone who has a handle on basic programming concepts will get through this course with flying colours, as will those who are completely new to Julia and programming in general. You don’t need any previous credentials to begin... in fact, all you need is a computer with an internet connection to be on your way to a glittering programming career.
Julia is a high-level, high-performance, dynamic programming language mostly used for technical, numerical and statistical computing. It’s also becoming increasingly popular for general-purpose programming, web use and as a specification language. It combines the powerful performance of C with the prototyping of Python
Beginner level coders often have the same question; what’s the best way to get started in programming? It’s such a diverse world and there are so many new and exciting (or old and vital) languages that figuring out where to begin can be very bewildering. Guess what? We have the solution. The simple, clean, structured Pascal language is the best way to help you find your programming feet. Its whole reason for existing is to teach good programming practices and standards. What are you waiting for? Get learning!
Take Your Programming Standards to the Next Level
Perfect Pascal, the Right Way
This course is designed for complete beginners, so we’ll guide you every step of the way from installation to completing your final project. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and 500mb of storage space. Once you’ve installed your free software, you’ll start learning about basic coding concepts using Pascal for context, building your own projects along the way.
Each section of the course is dedicated to a different concept/feature, including math operations, variables and user input, if/else statements, loop structures, string functions, arrays and records, working with files, date and time functions, and creating functions and procedures. You’ll complete a hands-on practical project from start to finish with each section to put what you’ve learned into practice.
By the end of this course you will know how to write, build and compile Pascal code with ease. You will be able to create your own native applications and you’ll know how to run them, maintain them, and build them more efficiently. With the knowledge base you’ve gained, you’ll be all set to progress to some of the most powerful and widely used programming languages in the world.
One of the oldest languages around, Pascal was published in 1970 with the intention of encouraging best practices using structured programming and data structuring. It is a high-level, imperative and procedural programming language and makes an excellent pre-cursor to C for beginners. It is known for its compatibility, efficiency, fast compilers, and for its simple, clean syntax.
Data is a very popular buzzword in the technology industry right now. As more and more people move their activities online, the data companies and websites collect on them will become even more relevant. And guess what that means? Programmers and developers who know their way around databases – and more importantly, who can actually interpret and build things from them – will be in high demand. MongoDB is one of the most dynamic databases out there, so getting to grips with it sooner rather than later means you’ll stay well ahead of the curve.
Become a MongoDB Master
Approach Data in New Exciting Ways
This MongoDB online course has been designed for web developers, web designers, web architects, testers, site administrators, and pretty much anyone who already has a working knowledge of web development. Although it’s not vital, knowing how to build web UI components and a familiarity with NoSQL persistence will help. This course is absolutely not limited to developers only, however.
The goal is to provide a solid foundation of MongoDB knowledge. To get you up and running on building your own web apps with MongoDB at their core, and to help you understand the capabilities, functionality and limitations of what this database can do.
You’ll learn how to configure and run MongoDB, start importing data, and then quickly get stuck into creating new databases. You’ll pick up Mongo Query Language commands and dive into one of MongoDB’s most powerful features, the Aggregation Framework. You’ll work through detailed examples to gain an understanding of the various pieces of the puzzle, all the while learning about this database’s scaling, replication, and sharding abilities.
By the end of this course, those examples you’ve been working on will all fit together to form a complete, working web application that’s fully integrated with MongoDB. And not only that, you’ll have the confidence, knowledge and practice needed to start working on your own MongoDB projects straight away.
MongoDB is an open source database with a document-oriented data model. It differs from a relational database in that instead of storing data in tables and rows, it stores JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas. Because of this, it lends developers the ability to create applications rooted in data in ways they never could before.
A good logo makes a world of difference to a business. We’re exposed to branding, advertising and promotional messaging every second of every day. But a noticeable, attractive logo that stands out from the crowd can make your business stick in someone’s mind for longer than a fleeting moment. With the right design and placement, positive associations can form in a very short space of time; which means, basically, that logos are very important. This online logo design course will show you how to make yours count.
Step-by-Step Secrets to Designing Great Logos
Combine Technical Skills with Creative Principles
While this course has been created with designers in mind, you do not need any previous design experience to complete is successfully. Small business owners, art students, prospective freelancers, or anyone looking to learn how to creative effective logos will be able to follow the material easily. A basic knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and design principles is helpful but not necessary.
This online course will lead you through the entire logo design workflow from start to finish, using real world examples and step-by-step instructions. You’ll start off with understanding the concept, functions and importance of logos. Next you’ll analyse some of the most recognised logos in the world and explore best practices and current trends in logo design. Plagiarism and copyright – very important topics for any creative job – are also covered at this stage.
Next you’ll take an in-depth look at the visual elements of a logo and two of the most important elements; typography and colour. Following that, the nitty gritty of the logo design process and graphics fundamentals will be covered, before the most challenging stage; getting to know how Photoshop and Illustrator work and actually creating your first logo using both.
By the end of this course you will not only have gained the design theory and creative know-how to come up with great logo designs, you’ll also have the technical skills needed to create them.
This course is taught using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the two gold-standard software packages in the design industry. Photoshop is used for editing and manipulating images and photographs, while Illustrator is used to design graphics and visual elements. They have many similar features, so if you’re familiar with one, you’ll already have a good working knowledge of the other.
Bootstrap 4 has just been released with a slew of new features and functionality. This online course will tell you everything you need to know about the latest version without going over the pre-existing stuff you know already. Skip the boring bits; learn how scaling your websites and apps just got easier and more efficient than ever before!
Get Up to Speed with Bootstrap’s Latest Updates
Build a Website Using Bootstrap 4
This course is perfect for anyone with a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, and will tell you everything you need to know about Bootstrap 4 in record time. All you need is a stable internet connection and a text editor (notepad, notepad++, sublime or atom) and you’re good to go!
You’ll start off by downloading Bootstrap 4 and creating folders, and then you’ll get straight down to exploring the new updates through practical examples. Linking files, creating the navigation bar, jumbotron and cards, and adding footer is all covered. When you’ve completed them all; you have a fully functioning, responsive website for your efforts. It really is that simple!
This course is suitable for both beginners and those already familiar with Bootstrap. Beginners can get started on the right foot with the most up to date information out there, while experienced Bootstrappers can cut to chase and learn what they need to know right from the get go. Everybody wins!
About Bootstrap 4
Coders are in high demand in virtually all industries nowadays – a trend that is only set to continue in future years. For that very reason, finding employment as a programmer is increasingly competitive. Adding Erlang to your list of programming languages is a fantastic way to stand out from the growing crowd of job-seeking coders. It's a unique language that has its own specialised niche, so having it in your arsenal is definitive proof that you're a pro.
Expand your knowledge of programming languages
Write your own Erlang Program
This Erlang for beginners online course offers an extensive introduction to the world of Erland. Designed with complete beginners in mind, it features 30 lectures and 2.5 hours of content that will teach you all of the Erlang basics (and more besides).
You'll learn about the origins of Erlang, what makes it so different to other languages, and work your way up to building small, compiled programs with this rare language. The emphasis is on hands-on, practical experience, so be prepared to dive straight in at the deep end.
Beginning with installation, features and syntax, you'll quickly get to grips with creating functions with Erlang, conditional flow and looping and working with process IDs. Then it's into the core of Erlang; lists, recursions, comprehensions, pattern matching, types and type conversions, exception handling, records and more. If it sounds complicated, don't worry; our expert tutor will guide you every step of the way.
By the end of the course, you'll know how to build basic programs with Erlang and will have a solid foundation of knowledge to build on. If you're an aspiring programmer of any kind or even an experienced one looking for a new challenge, then this course is for you.
Erlang is a functional programming language originally developed by Ericsson to build software for its telecommunications products. It's completely different to most other programming languages out there, and is in fact more like an operating system than anything else. It can be used for a variety of tasks including monitoring systems and distributing databases, among others.
To a certain extent, it can seem as though different programming languages are only suitable for a specified set of tasks, like building apps or analysing data. If you feel as though you need to be fluent in several in order to get anywhere in the coding world, think again. Node.js is a very versatile (and very popular) language that, if you add it to your skill set, is guaranteed to open doors. Create real time web apps, build APIs, streaming applications or CPU intensive apps, and do it all quickly and efficiently.
Future-Proof Your Web Development Skills
Develop Web Applications with Node.js
This Node.js fundamentals online course contains 48 lectures and over 3 hours of content. Although designed for beginners with some web development experience under their belt, those new to coding will be able to pick it up without much difficulty. The goal is simple; learn how to get your node.js web app projects up and running.
The course will start off with an overview of what Node.js is and isn't, and what it can and can't do. Once that's covered, you'll begin working with Express and start coding your own Node web app with the help of Bootstrap, Gulp, Node templating engines and express routing. You'll also cover how to use a database with Node.js. By the end of the course, you will have coded your first web app with Node.js and learned everything you need to know to get your own projects started.
Whether you're an IT professional or a hobbyist, this course will give you a solid understanding of how Node.js web applications work and how they're designed, administered, and developed. Web developers as well as UI designers, testers and administrators are guaranteed to find it useful.
For much longer than anyone cares to admit, it was easier to ship a physical container of coffee beans halfway around the world than it was to get all of the necessary bits and pieces needed for a software program from one machine to another. Then came Docker, and the problem was finally solved. This very interesting platform is fun and easy to learn, and gives an entirely new perspective on the world of programming. Plus, it’s another pretty bow to add to your CV.
Your Complete Docker Crash Course
No Linux Experience? No Problem!
This course has been designed for anyone who wants to learn Docker regardless of their experience level, but if you’re not familiar with Linux (which Docker uses), never fear; we’ve included an extensive - but not overwhelming - overview.
You’ll start by taking a look at Docker’s infrastructure and – you’ll be glad to know – how to install it on OSX and Windows. Once that’s done, you’ll learn everything you need to know images and containers, creating an image and running a web server. Then it’s into the nitty gritty of Docker Hub, tag, push and pull images, customising an image, and Docker Commands. You’ll finish off by creating a fully functional Wordpress website and running it, using Docker as the catalyst to make it happen.
With over 25 lectures and 2 hours of content, by the end of this course you’ll know exactly what Docker can do and how do it. Plus, you’ll be posed to use it in scenarios where it will most likely save you plenty of work. Not bad!
Basically, Docker allows you to ‘build, ship and run any app, anywhere’. It automates the deployment of apps inside software containers using various features of the Linux operating system (although it can be used on Mac and Windows). Think of it like a shipyard with a big cargo ship – it packages the various pieces of cargo needed for delivery (i.e software), then gets it onto the ship and off to its destination efficiently, safely and in one neat package.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few decades, you'll know that Apple has a strong hold over the technology world; a hold that won't loosen its grip any time soon. You'll also know that this computer giant does things a little differently to everyone else. That's why having the ability to develop apps for iOS is vital for any successful developer – particularly when new versions are releases at such a regular pace. But don't worry; this course will get you up to speed.
Create Stunning Apps for Apple with Ease
Build your own Apps from the Ground Up
This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with creating Apple apps for iOS 9. It has been designed for students who are already familiar with programming structures and the software development process, and who have an interest in applying this to iOS applications.
With over 57 lectures and 6.5 hours of content, you'll go through the entire app building process from planning and design right up to publishing your app in the iTunes App Store. Starting with an overview of becoming an iOS developer and Apple's developer centre, you'll then progress to building the user interface of your app. This includes storyboards, controls, navigation and more. Following that, you'll move on to specific iOS features like posting to social media, geocoding, and son on, before getting to grips with the data side of things. Finally, you'll cover how to publish your app.
By the end of this course, you'll be well on your way to becoming a fully fledged Apple developer, and you'll have all of the knowledge and experience necessary to create flawless, fun, and fully functioning apps for the Apple community.
Xcode: Xcode is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that contains all the software you need to create beautiful, fast, and easy to use applications for Apple devices like iPhones and iPads. You can experiment with new APIs, add additional source code, and even make use of he interface testing feature, which records your app in action.
Swift: Swift is one of the newest programming languages to hit the scene and was especially developed for iOS and OS X (i.e Apple products). Swift is one of the most simple languages to get a handle on, and what's even better is that it makes creating lighting-fast, fun and interactive apps easy.
One of the downsides (or upsides, depending on your outlook) to Apple and iOS is that it doesn’t play nice with the rest of the programming world. It takes some special knowledge and training to become and Apple developer. If you already have some programming experience, this isn’t a problem. Start with this course and you’ll get a head start on the road to your dream career.
Create native iPhone and iPad Apps using Xcode and Swift
• Master the most popular iOS features
• Write apps that use GPS, social networking, remote data and in-app purchases
• Take your existing programming skills to the next level
• Get up to speed on iOS 9 updates and changes
• Get on the right path to a career in app development
Take the First Steps to Becoming an Apple Developer
If you already have some programming experience and want to take your skills up a notch, or if you want to learn specifically about creating apps for Apple, or even if you just want to get an update on programming for iOS 9, this is the perfect course for you. With 58 lectures and 5.5 hours of content, you can delve right into the world of Swift, Xcode and iOS 9, and come back up for air as a bona fide expert.
This course covers all of the most important and most popular features of iOS 9, including interfacing with remote data services, accessing media and the media library, using GPS to track location, social networking, data access with cloud-kit and in-app purchasing. You’ll cover all of the above and dig right down into the nitty gritty straight away.
By the end of this course, you’ll know how to create native iPhone and iPad apps using Xcode and Swift and can proudly call yourself an intermediate iOS 9 programmer. You’ll know how to implement all of the above features using iOS frameworks, using source code which is provided. At each step you’ll review and analyse the behaviour to help compound your knowledge.
• Xcode: Xcode is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that contains all the software you need to create beautiful, fast, and easy to use applications for Apple devices like iPhones and iPads. You can experiment with new APIs, add additional source code, and even make use of the interface testing feature, which records your app in action.
• Swift: Swift is a multi-paradigm programming language created for Apple. Deemed by its creators to be a ‘modern programming language that is safe, fast, and interactive’, it is designed to work with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS applications. It was introduce by Apple in 2014 and is currently in its second version.
PHP Object Oriented Programming is now the gold standard expected by a large number of companies (and especially among e-commerce websites). The problem? There are never enough programmers out there who really, really know what they’re doing with PHP OOP. By getting to grips with it, you can not only build better websites; you can reduce the many hours of coding normally needed to create them too. This online course will show you how.
Build high performance, dynamic web pages with PHP OOP
Maintain PHP code more efficiently in web projects
This PHP Object Oriented Programming course contains over 63 lectures and 5 hours of content; that’s more than enough to set you on the path to becoming a PHP OOP expert. Although not designed for complete beginners, anyone with some basic HTML development experience will be more than capable of following along.
The course begins with installation of the local PHP server, then it’s straight into the essential constructs of PHP (i.e. class constructs, attributes, methods and constants). Section 3 covers the the PHP Object in depth, from how to create an object to obtaining and changing its attributes. From then on things get more advanced with an extensive look at the Constructor/ Destructor Magic Method, then static class attributes, constants and methods.
With each section you will complete a practical exercise to put your knowledge to the test and gain hands-on experience of the material you’ve just covered. By the time you’re done, you’ll know the basics of PHP OOP inside out, and plenty more besides.
About PHP OOP
PHP is a widely used programming language that’s especially suitable for web development and e-commerce. Object Oriented Programming is a programming model often used with PHP. With OOP, programmers define not just the data type of a data structure, but the functions that can be applied to it too.
There are an endless number of programming languages out there, and new ones are added on an almost daily basis. To keep on top of the game and broaden your skill set, picking up a few of these new languages never hurts. Google Go (golang) is the programming language created by one of the largest technology names in the world – Google – so having Go in your arsenal is a surefire way to add to your coding credentials. This course will teach you everything you need to know about Go.
Hands on Programming Training
Everything you Need to Get up and Go!
This course has been designed for anyone who is familiar with coding and programming languages, but has not yet turned their hand to Google Go. It's also perfect for beginner programmers who want to diversify their skills by learning a new language. It's not intended for complete beginners learning their first language, although it does make an excellent follow-up course.
The course is broken into several different sections which become increasingly more advanced as you progress. Over 41 lectures and 4 hours, you will be continuously challenged but able to move at a comfortable pace (without becoming overwhelmed). It's all about hands on training, so expect to jump right into the action and get coding with real world golang examples.
After you've been introduced to the Go language, you'll get to grips with its individual features, functions, structures and interfaces. You'll then expand your knowledge to elements like polymorphism, encryption and concurrency (among others) before tackling the course project. On completion, you'll be well versed in all things Go and ready to either start using it in real world applications, or move on to another more advanced programming language.
LiteIDE: Lite IDE is the open source integrated development environment used in conjunction with Go to write code. If you are unable to use LiteIDE for this course, golang is a useful alternative.
Google Go: Go is an open source programming language developed by Google and used in many of their systems (as well as in other applications not associated with Google). It is compiled in the tradition of C and C++ and is relatively simple to pick up for those with programming experience.
Once upon a time, iOS app developers were the ones in demand. Now the mobile world has busted wide open and Android is a fierce rival, not to mention a truly exciting area to dive into. App development is advancing at a rapid pace and there’s always something new and innovative being produced somewhere. With this course, you can jump right in and get involved yourself; who knows, maybe the next must have Android app will be one of your own creations!
Quick, Easy Programming
Learn Android App Development from a Beginner’s Perspective
This course has a whopping 119 lectures and 9 hours of content; enough to take you from zero to Android app hero in no time. If you have a basic understanding of the Java programming language and an interest in app development, you’ll be the perfect student.
The course starts off by introducing you to all essential software you’ll need (namely, Android Studio), and will take you through the installation process. Once that’s done you’ll go through all of the essential Android components, learning how they work to build up a foundation of knowledge. From there, you’ll get started with hands-on experience by creating your own practical Android app.
You’ll demonstrate the concepts you’ve just learned and put your new found skills to the test by building an app from start to finish, complete with database creation, fragment management, custom array adapters, Android preferences and more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be a verified Android app expert.
Android Studio: Android Studio is the official Interactive Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development. It’s used by all Android developers and, despite its complexity and power, is relatively easy to pick up once you have some background knowledge.
* This course was published in January 2016 and teaches the most up to date operating system and development tools available.
Keeping on top of the latest progress in web development can be daunting. There are always new languages to learn, new applications to create with them, and endless possibilities. Learning web components with Dart is an excellent place to start, however. Whether you're a coding veteran or just dipping your toes, Dart will massively streamline your web development projects by eliminating endless lines of code, implementing complex features with a few clicks, and cutting down on the time and effort it takes to create top notch web components.
Get to Grips with Web Components
Master Dart Programming in Just a Few Hours
Over the course of 61 lectures and 4 hours of concept you will learn all the ins and outs of the Dart as well as how to create and implement web components using this programming language. You'll cover syntax and usage first and after establishing the groundwork, you'll move on to the nitty gritty of web components. That means learning all about their origins, advantages, features and proper use.
Following that, you'll work on a project that will allow you to put all that theory to practice, creating real world web applications using Dart. When finished, you'll have enough hands-on experience with Dart to be able to apply it to any relevant web development project.
Dart is a new programming language designed specifically for building web, server and mobile apps. It is class based and object oriented, but easy to follow. A wide range of tools, libraries and documentation makes it versatile and perfectly suited for modern web applications.
Everybody has a great idea for an app. The problem is, not many of those people have the skills or knowledge required to make that idea a reality. Building an app, regardless of its simplicity or platform, requires certain technical know-how like coding, UX/UI design, and more. App Inventor 2, however, cuts through all of the smoke and allows anyone – even those with no coding experience – to build Android apps from the ground up. This course will teach you how.
Build Apps Without Learning Code!
Android Apps in an Instant
This course will teach you everything you need to know about building apps – without the complicated coding normally required. If you have a good internet connection, a basic understanding of what an Android app is, and a great idea for an app that doesn't yet exist, then you're the perfect candidate! While the course is aimed at beginner programmers or those with no coding experience whatsoever, experienced app builders who want to learn from a new angle will benefit too.
During the 204 lectures and 17 hours of content contained within this course, you'll learn the basics of programming in a fun and practical way, while creating fully fledged, ready-to-use Android apps. You'll start off with setting up App Inventor 2 and choosing the options you'll need for your future apps. Then you'll get to know the interface and tools before diving straight in and creating not one, not two, but TEN apps. These apps will increase in complexity as you work through them, using features such as the component editor and blocks editor.
When you've built your ten apps you'll also learn how to test, update, and publish them to the Play Store. By the end of this course, you'll be an advanced app builder using App Inventor 2.
App Inventor 2 is an open source web application originally developed by Google and now maintained by MIT. It is aimed at beginner programmers and specially designed to enable them to build Android apps. It turns complicated coding language into visual drag and drop blocks, so there is no need for the user to learn code before building their apps.
When it comes to the world of technology, staying ahead of the curve is always a challenge. In the last year one aspect of this – the world wide web – has kicked up a gear with the introduction of HTML5, the newest version of the code that makes the web tick. If you learn HTML5 along with CSS3 (the next level of web design used on all modern websites), you'll have a recipe for success; and this course will show you how.
Create a website from scratch with HMTL5 and CSS3
Build Like a Pro with HMTL5 and CSS3 Design
The only way to effectively learn HTML5 and CSS3 is by diving right in and building websites from the ground up. That's exactly what this course does. Designed for complete beginners, you'll create a complete website section by section during 35 lectures and 5 hours of content.
You'll start by becoming familiar with HTML tags and how they're used, followed by the use of attributes and common settings. Once you've got a handle on basic HTML, you'll move on to the fun stuff: CSS. You'll use CSS for fonts, colours, lists, navigation menus, and more, adding a new element to your website with each section. Links, layouts, tables, forms and videos are all covered too.
If you know how to use a web browser and a text editor, you're all set up for this course already. No extra software or tools are needed, and you can choose your preferred option of each to get going. By the time you finish, you'll know everything you need to know to create beautiful, functional, easy to use websites of any kind.
About HTML5 and CSS3
HTML or Hyper Text Mark-up Language is the language used for presenting websites and web content. HTML5 is the latest version, made official by the World Wide Web Consortium in 2014. Having a good grasp of HTML means you'll be able to create, present and edit a whole variety of content on the web.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) essentially 'enhances' HTML, giving developers and users more control over how pages and content is displayed. It is responsible for creating more visually engaging web pages, applications and interfaces. CSS3 is the latest version, and has many more extended features than previous versions – although it is backwards compatible.
Swift is one of the hottest new languages on the market today, and essential if you want to develop iOS apps. However, if you’ve ever tried to learn it yourself by reading manuals or following complicated tutorials, you’ll know it’s not the simplest language in the world. This course gives you a head start on your way to becoming a solid Swift engineer by explaining everything you need to know in a straightforward manner, from a beginner’s perspective. Using both practical examples and easy-to-follow theory, you’ll be a Swift expert in no time.
Swift Programming – in More Ways than One
Start Developing iOS apps today
With 48 lectures and 4 hours of content, this course takes a step-by-step approach to learning Swift so you’ll be guided through all of the fundamentals. You’ll need XCode 6+ / OS X, and you’ll find is much easier if you’re already comfortable installing software. This course is designed with Swift beginners in mind, but students should have some prior programming experience in order to get the most benefit from it.
After a brief introduction, the course starts off with laying out the concepts of variables and strings; two of the most important you need to know to get to grips with Swift. After that, you’ll start creating your first app, learning the various features of the language as you go. You’ll cover branching, collections and loops, functions, enumerations, structures and classes, gaining practical skills and preparing yourself for using Swift in real world situations.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to write your own basic programs in Swift and understand its most important features. Don’t be intimidated, you can and will learn Swift!
Swift is a multi-paradigm programming language created for Apple. Deemed by its creators to be a ‘modern programming language that is safe, fast, and interactive’, it is designed to work with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS applications. It was introduce by Apple in 2014 and is currently in its second version.
Your definitive step-by-step guide to conquering python web programming…
Imagine powering up your tablet and browsing a site you built. Or discovering the skills necessary to launch a career in web programming. Or imagine, after years of thinking about it, finally crossing “become code literate" off your bucket list. The Python Web Programming online course will ease you through the big, vast world of Python coding. Over the course of 7 hours, you'll be introduced to all the innovative concepts and foundational principles necessary to master web programming with Python. So whether you're an upstart programmer, an aspiring web developer, or someone just looking to gain a deeper understanding of python web programming, with this course you'll acquire the understanding and the confidence to conquer all things Python.
Three Reasons To Learn Web Programming With Python
How is this course different?
We understand. There are other Python courses .But The Complete Guide to Python Web Programming dives deep into all aspects of web programming with Python. We pull back the curtain on coding—giving you an unparalleled understanding of the art and science behind it. But we don't stop there. Because you'll graduate with the all the tools necessary to build vibrant, sustainable web based programs.
You see, this course was created as a labor of love. In fact, it's delivered with a level of quality and expertise you'd expect from an elite university ---not an online course.
What are the requirements?
What am I going to get from this course?
What is the target audience?
Get started with Ruby on Rails development with this easy to understand online course designed for those who are new to Rails.
What Is Ruby on Rails?
Ruby on Rails allows developers to create fully interactive and completely flawless web applications in record time. It’s the framework of choice for all of those household name tech companies because it is both complex and simple, and can be applied to a range of applications. In fact, if you ask anyone who works at those giant tech companies what technology you should learn to build custom web applications, Rails will be their answer. If you love solving problems and want to up the ante on your next job application, this course is for you.
Get on the Right Track
Build Rail Applications with Ease
This course is specifically designed for those who want to get started with Ruby on Rails. If you want to get a solid footing needed to build and develop rails applications and create interactive, database driven websites, this course is for you. While you don’t need to have any Rails experience, a web programming background or knowledge of HTML and CSS will help.
During 38 lectures and 5 hours of content, you’ll get to grips with the basics of Rails, learn how to develop Rails applications, and work towards completing a challenging final project that will set you up for using Rails in real life situations. Essentially, you’ll go from zero to accomplished Rails developer.
The first two sections cover requirements, installation and the basic setup and features of rails, as well as introducing you the very first app you’ll build. The next section delves deeper and will improve your understanding of how Rails works and what it can do. Section 4 and 5 are dedicated to developing your practical skills, building an interactive website and completing your course project.
This course is focused on beginners, and will take you all the way from 'what does that even stand for' to creating real life projects using -- and understanding why and how you just did it.
What About HTML5?
HTML5 will become the new HTML standard version in the coming years. To understand HTML5 you must have knowledge of HTML and how it works. HTML5 modifies HTML to allow you to create more modern websites.
Projects and Source Codes
You will learn the basics, then create real projects that use the skills you just learned so you can understand how HTML works in the real world. You will also get access to all lesson source codes so you can deconstruct each lesson -- another valuable learning and time saving tool.
Django is the framework used by some of the biggest websites in the world including Instagram, Pinterest, The Washington Times, Mozilla, and the Public Broadcasting Service. Complex database -driven websites like these need a web application framework – and that's exactly what Django does. Master Python Django and you can create web application, sites with e-commerce functionality, and much much more.
Open a World of Possibilities with Django for Web
Create a website from scratch using Django
Learn Django from beginner through to fully functional levels
Build authentication systems, map integration, web services and more
Test and de-bug your site
Create web applications to solve a multitude of problems and needs
Create Django API, Django E-commerce, and More
This expansive course will take you from beginner level right up to having a thorough working knowledge of Django. Throughout the 52 lectures and 6.5 hours of content, you'll create your own website from scratch using Django and featuring an authentication system, E-Commerce with PayPal and Stripe, Geolocation and map integration and web services. In every section, you'll take a quiz as well putting your new knowledge to practice so that your skills stay with you when you're done.
You'll start by getting to grips with the absolute basics of what Django can do. These sections are slower and more thorough than others so that you gain a solid foundation. After that, you'll begin to build your site, adding a new element with each section of the course. By the end of the course, you'll have fleshed out a fully functional web storefront that's capable of taking orders, processing payments and receiving and displaying input from the user. You'll be surprised at how rapidly you can build complex functionality – that's the true beauty of Django!
This course was created with intermediate Python users in mind, who want to move their expertise onto the web. If you're a beginner developer, you may find this course a little too far beyond your grasp unless you already have experience with another language, or have a working knowledge of Python and programming concepts.
Django:Django creates web applications, specifically software normally backed by a database that includes some kind of interactivity and operates through a browser. It eases the creation of complex database-driven websites with its framework.
Python:Python is one of the most widely used, general purpose programming languages in the world. It emphasises simplicity and readability, and has almost endless uses in all areas from GUI programing to web programming and everything in between.
Git:Git is a free and open source version control system, designed to handle both small and large projects with speed and data integrity. It will record changes you make as you build your website so that if you need to recall and earlier version, you can do so easily.
Certificate Exam:The exam is free of charge to students who paid for the course bundle through Stone River eLearning or one of its affiliates or resellers. Students who did not pay for the course bundle but want to take the exam will be charged a $50 registration fee.
This exam is to certify your knowledge of all course material covered in the 'Become A Professional Python Programmer' course bundle. Please note, the exam is cumulative and covers all the courses listed below:
1.Python programming for beginners
2.Python Web Programming
3.Data visualization with python and matplotlib
4.Data analysis with python and pandas
5.Learn Python Django From Scratch
6.Python game development - Create a flappy bird clone
Source codes are included in the course materials.
HTML works perfectly fine as far as static documents are concerned. If a web application requires dynamic views however, it's less than ideal. That's where AngularJS comes in; an open-source framework that extends HTML vocabulary for you application, resulting in intuitive, expressive single page applications. For an AngularJS crash course to get you up to speed with this widely used framework, look no further.
Create flawless Single Page Applications with Angular JS
1.Learn framework fundamentals for AngularJS projects
2.Apply your knowledge to real world uses
3.Build towards creating your own Web and Hybrid applications
4.Gain insight into working with MVC architecture
Build frameworks with a versatile, cutting edge toolset
Although only officially released in 2012, AngularJS has taken the world by storm thanks to official support from Google, a community of developers constantly improving it, and some of the internet's biggest websites making use of it. One of its best features is its data binding; dynamic views are automatically updated whenever a model changes, and vice versa. Furthermore, it combines the benefits of deep linking with desktop app-like behaviors, allows you to invent new HTML syntax and is designed to be testable. The result is simplified development and testing of applications and, ultimately, faultless single page and hybrid applications.
This course will allow you to grasp the basic concepts of AngularJS and its main features. You'll be provided with functional examples throughout to compound your learning, giving you the opportunity to put it to practical use.
After an overview of environment setup and MVC architecture, you'll get to grips with the more complex attributes of AngularJS, including modules and dependency injection, controllers, expressions, directives, scopes, filter, routing, and two-way data binding.
From Section 4 onwards, you'll build up a framework for your own dynamic app using bootstrap layouts, filters, list routing and setting parameters. You'll learn how to add useful functions like adding, updating and deleting elements, form validation and more. You'll even tackle debugging with Chrome console and add custom directives to make your HTML as readable as it can be.
By the end of the course, you will be confident enough to begin your own AngularJS projects, using the framework for creating web and hybrid applications of your own. You will have solidified your understanding of the AngularJS language and will be more than capable of putting to real world use with immediate effect.
Your jQuery Crash Course
Learn jQuery from Scratch
This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in learning the basics of jQuery development, gaining an understanding of the fundamental concepts of jQuery, or learning how to build simple to intermediate jQuery applications. All you need to know before you start is how to download and install the software (trust us, it's foolproof).
With over 34 lectures and 4.5 hours of content, by the end of this course you will have designed a jQuery web application, not to mention the fact that you'll know pretty much everything there is to know about this cross-platform library. You'll start off with some core concepts like adding the jQuery library to your web page, syntax, selectors, and event methods. Then it's on to functions, debugging and hardware APIs, and effects.
At the end of each section, you'll complete a specialised project that will allow you to put your newly developed skills to the test. So not only will you have all of the theory you need to whip up a web storm, you'll have plenty of practical experience too.
Python is a big deal. More and more beginner programmers are choosing it as their first language to learn, which means its future is more than just bright - it’s dazzling. It makes coding faster, easier and fun. When combined with the object oriented programming approach these qualities are further enhanced, which means Python is virtually unstoppable. If you want to future-proof your programming skills, this is exactly what you need to learn.
Build and Enhance Python Applications
Get to Grips with Object Oriented Programming
This online course is designed with beginners in mind. Although it helps to already know the basics of Python, it’s not a requirement. You’ll be guided through the entire installation process before hitting the more challenging material. If your goal is to learn how to enhance, maintain and build highly-driven applications, then this is the course for you regardless of your skill level.
Once installation is complete you’ll dive straight into the various features and functions of Python including the class construct, attributes, methods, class variables and more. Then you’ll get to grips with the more advanced concepts. Object oriented programming in relation to Python, the constructor/destructor magic methods, and class inheritance are all given dedicated sections with live exercise demos and explanations at every stage.
As you progress through the course you’ll complete a final project based on real-world examples, to prepare you for undertaking your own OOP Python projects. By the end of this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of Python, the object oriented programming approach, and how to combine the two.
Python is a high-level, general-purpose, dynamic programming language that is becoming ever more widespread in the programming world. It is readable, succinct, scalable, and can support multiple programming paradigms. It is now the most common ‘starter’ language taught on university programming courses and is seen by many as the future of coding.
Do you want to be a web developer? Do you need to brush up on your PHP skills? Then you're in the right place!
You will learn everything about the basics of PHP programming using real world examples. Source codes are included for each lesson so you can learn by deconstructing each element.
If you're interested in learning more about PHP after taking this course, check out the most comprehensive PHP course on the web: Learn PHP Programming From Scratch.
What Is PHP?
PHP is an open source (free) scripting language that allows you to create dynamic websites and work with servers. PHP is now used on over 20 million websites and over 1 million servers worldwide.
If you're new to web development, MySQL is the most popular database technology out there. This free technology is used to create the majority of database dependent websites (which most are).
This course will start at the very beginning, with lessons on what MySQL is and how it works, to installing MySQL, then moving on to all the basic skills you'll need to use MySQL in the real world. You will also learn the popular new MySQLi framework. MySQLi is the next generation of MySQL, and if you know this now you will be ahead of the competition for a long time to come.
This course also includes two real life projects. After you've gained an understanding of how MySQL works, you'll learn how this technology is used on real websites.
If you know anything about Java, you’ll know that it can be used in an almost endless number of ways. One of the most popular uses is for game development. Since gaming is a billion dollar industry and rising, there are plenty of exciting employment opportunities to be found. To get one of those coveted jobs however, you need to have the broadest skill set possible. A comprehensive understanding of Java game development is an excellent place to start.
Learn the World’s Most Popular Programming Language
Become a Java Script Expert
The best way to learn a practical skill is by doing, and that’s exactly how this course works. You will focus on creating a clone of the popular Flappy Bird game, and along the way you’ll pick up everything you need to know about Java game development.
You’ll learn valuable concepts of games programming like effective game loops, loading resources onto your game, creating and customising windows, interfaces, games engines, and input handlers. Having completed the 28 lectures and 2 hours of content, you won’t just have developed a Flappy Bird game; you’ll have developed a solid framework that can be used for any 2D game.
This course has been designed with intermediate programmers in mind. You will need to be familiar with the Java programming language and comfortable with object oriented programming. If you are a complete beginner, we recommend starting off with one of our beginner level Java, game development or programming courses first.
Netbeans IDE: Netbeans is a free, open source Integrated Development Environment written completely in Java and intended for development solely in Java (although it does support other languages such as PHP, C++ and HTML5). It is a cross platform IDE that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris and has a worldwide community of users and developers. It allows users to quickly and easily develop all manner of desktop, mobile and web applications.
Mobile devices are now used for everything from banking to gaming – so user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design has never been more important. If a website is difficult to navigate or the layout of an app is confusing, users will be gone in seconds. An in-depth understanding of mobile UI/UX design is critical for good mobile usability, for keeping your users engaged, and for ensuring your product stays relevant.
Make your Mobile UI Design Pop
Understand the Mobile UX Design Process
While UI and UX design are often bundled together as one, they are in fact two separate disciplines. UI design is centered on layout and the fine detail of how the user interacts with the product (i.e a slide vs. a simple tap on an app). UX design however is about the overall experience, the look and feel of the product, and how the user navigates through it from start to finish. Despite their differences the two go hand-in-hand, and an understanding of both is essential for seamless mobile usability. In short, mobile UI/UX design is one of the most important elements of any digital project.
With over 13 hours of video content, you can be sure you'll learn everything you need without having to read hundreds of pages of text. No eBook here, just great video content.
If you have ever wanted to become a web developer, then you know you need to know both CSS and CSS3. It's your choice how you learn it. You can read through a textbook or eBook, or you can have your own personal tutor showing you how to do everything every step of the way. That's what this course is all about.
How the Course is Taught
This course is taught via a step-by-step tutorial system. You will start with tutorials for beginners who are new to CSS and CSS3 programming and move through progressively more difficult skills, including everything you need to know to build a fully functional, modern and sleek website.
There are well over 11 hours of video lectures in this course. It is estimated that you would spend anywhere from 30 - 100 hours in total after viewing all the lectures to practice and master each skill on your own.
Why Take this Course?
You should take this course because it is comprehensive, easy to follow, inexpensive, fun and exciting! Web development is a huge industry, and if you really want to become an app developer, it starts with CSS and CSS3.
Delving into the world of coding can be intimidating. With so many complex languages and implementation possibilities, it's easy to become overwhelmed. By starting off with Python programming, you'll learn a simple, versatile and highly readable code that you can execute on a wide variety of systems quickly and easily.
Master one of the most popular programming languages in the world
- Understand and implement basic Python code
- Create and run a real-world Python program
- Gain a knowledge of basic programming concepts
Learn a simple, streamlined coding language quickly and easily
If you've never written a single line of code or if you're well-versed in multiple program languages, Python Programming for Beginners will enable you to better understand programming concepts.
Widely regarded as one of the most simple and versatile programming languages out there, Python is used for web programming, video game building, microchip testing, desktop apps, and so much more. Used by programmers, developers, designers and everyone in between, it's one of the easiest programming languages to learn, and definitely the best starting point for new coders. This course will not only give you an understanding of the code, but will enable you to create and run real world Python programs too.
This course includes over 26 lectures and 3.5 hours of content, designed specifically for Python programming beginners.
You will be guided through the installation process and the basic concepts of Python programming, understanding with the language as a whole. From there, you'll dive straight into the specifics, learning the variables, loops and statements of the language and understanding the function parameters, variables and common errors.
During this course you'll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to practical use by working with files and classes, importing syntax and making modules, and most importantly, by building your own Python program from scratch.
You'll walk away with detailed knowledge of one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. You'll have gained a foundation of skills that will enable you to progress to more complex coding languages, as well as understanding the underlying principles of all programming languages. In short, you'll have everything you need to become a proficient programmer.
Python programmers are some of the most sought-after employees in the tech world, and Python itself is fast becoming one of the most popular programming languages. One of the best applications of Python however is data analysis; which also happens to be something that employers can't get enough of. Gaining skills in one or the other is a guaranteed way to boost your employability – but put the two together and you'll be unstoppable!
Become and expert data analyser
Python data analytics made Simple
This course contains 51 lectures and 6 hours of content, specially created for those with an interest in data analysis, programming, or the Python programming language. Once you have Python installed and are familiar with the language, you'll be all set to go.
The course begins with covering the fundamentals of Pandas (the library of data structures you'll be using) before delving into the most important functions you'll need for data analysis; creating and navigating data frames, indexing, visualising, and so on. Next, you'll get into the more intricate operations run in conjunction with Pandas including data manipulation, logical categorising, statistical functions and applications, and more. Missing data, combining data, working with databases, and advanced operations like resampling, correlation, mapping and buffering will also be covered.
By the end of this course, you'll have not only have grasped the fundamental concepts of data analysis, but through using Python to analyse and manipulate your data, you'll have gained a highly specific and much in demand skill set that you can put to a variety of practical used for just about any business in the world.
Python: Python is a general purpose programming language with a focus on readability and concise code, making it a great language for new coders to learn. Learning Python gives a solid foundation for learning more advanced coding languages, and allows for a wide variety of applications.
Pandas: Pandas is a free, open source library that provides high-performance, easy to use data structures and data analysis tools for Python; specifically, numerical tables and time series. If your project involves lots of numerical data, Pandas is for you.
NumPy: Like Pandas, NumPy is another library of high level mathematical functions. The difference with NumPy however is that was specifically created as an extension to the Python programming language, intended to support large multi-dimensional arrays and matrices.
More and more people are realising the vast benefits and uses of analysing big data. However, the majority of people lack the skills and the time needed to understand this data in its original form. That's where data visualisation comes in; creating easy to read, simple to understand graphs, charts and other visual representations of data. Python 3 and Matplotlib are the most easily accessible and efficient to use programs to do just this.
Learn Big Data Python
Visualise multiple forms of 2D and 3D graphs; line graphs, scatter plots, bar charts, etc.
Load and organise data from various sources for visualisation
Create and customise live graphs
Add finesse and style to make your graphs visually appealling
Python Data Visualisation made Easy
With over 58 lectures and 6 hours of content, this course covers almost every major chart that Matplotlib is capable of providing. Intended for students who already have a basic understanding of Python, you'll take a step-by-step approach to create line graphs, scatter plots, stack plots, pie charts, bar charts, 3D lines, 3D wire frames, 3D bar charts, 3D scatter plots, geographic maps, live updating graphs, and virtually anything else you can think of!
Starting with basic functions like labels, titles, window buttons and legends, you'll then move onto each of the most popular types of graph, covering how to import data from both a CSV and NumPy. You'll then move on to more advanced features like customised spines, styles, annotations, averages and indicators, geographical plotting with Basemap and advanced wireframes.
This course has been specially designed for students who want to learn a variety of ways to visually display python data. On completion of this course, you will not only have gained a deep understanding of the options available for visualising data, but you'll have the know-how to create well presented, visually appealing graphs too.
Python 3: Python is a general purpose programming language which a focus on readability and concise code, making it a great language for new coders to learn. Learning Python gives a solid foundation for learning more advanced coding languages, and allows for a wide variety of applications.
Matplotlib: Matplotlib is a plotting library that works with the Python programming language and its numerical mathematics extension 'NumPy'. It allows the user to embed plots into applications using various general purpose toolkits (essentially, it's what turns the data into the graph).
IDLE: IDLE is an Integrated Development Environment for Python; i.e where you turn the data into the graph. Although you can use any other IDE to do so, we recommend the use of IDLE for this particular course.
The lastest release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite boasts a host of new features to help you be more productive and creative. In this course, veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you though the lastest features, and outlines how you can make the most from them. Starting in InDesign, you’ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign’s new Publish Online feature. Then, it’s on to Dreamweaver, where you’ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it’s on to Photoshop, where you’ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel. All this and more awaits in What’s New In Adobe CC 2015: Graphics & Web!
InDesign, you’ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign’s new Publish Online feature. Then, it’s on to Dreamweaver, where you’ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it’s on to Photoshop, where you’ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel.
Typography is one of the oldest art forms in the world, and one that has remained important even through our move from the print to the digital age. This is because you don’t need technical know-how master typography; instead, you need a keen eye for detail, a love of creating, and an appreciation of good design. If that sounds like you, then you’ve chosen the right course.
Your Typography Crash Course
Typography Fundamentals in a Flash
This course has been created for anyone who loves typography design; print designers, graphic and web designers, animators, sign writers, and many more. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate, you’ll pick up a comprehensive skillset through the 73 lectures and 6 hours of content that come with this course. You can use any publishing software to follow along with the instructor; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or just about anything else you have a basic understanding of.
Each section the course includes its own walkthrough exercises so that you can put the skills you have learned to practical use. You’ll start off by learning all of the terminology regarding typography (tracking, leading, kerning) and font classifications, and then you’ll examine concepts like how fonts impact a message, and how fonts are used in different media like advertising, web, print, logos, and so on. Finally, you will cover the essentials of digital publishing before concluding.
By the end of this course, you have both a theoretical and a literal understanding of typography, from how it is used to where it used to why it is used, and of course you’ll gain a solid groundwork in the practical uses of typography too.
Adobe Illustrator: The standard software for graphics design, and where you will do the majority of your work. Create any kind of illustration or digital art your mind is capable of thinking up, with any kind of typeface effect too.
Adobe Photoshop: Used for editing and manipulating photographs and images, but also with plenty of scope for font and typefaces Improve colour, add special effects, remove blemishes, create your own images with font from scratch, and more.
Adobe InDesign: InDesign is a desktop publishing software application, usually used to create print media like posters, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books and signs (unlike Photoshop and Illustrator which are digital based). Usually the most popular Adobe tool among typographers.
C++ is one of the most in demand programming languages in the software industry, and the language that many others derive from – Java being just one. Being somewhat more complex than others, it's not easy to find a C++ tutorial for beginners. However, if you want to boost your employability and fine tune your programming skillset to include C++ fundamentals, then this is the course for you.
Take your Programming Skills to the Next Level
Hands on approach to C++ basics including DIY examples and explanations
Write basic programs using control structures and switch case blocks
Prepare for C++ intermediate level through in depth coverage of the fundamentals
Gain a better understanding of basic programming topics in general
Learn C++ Basics in a Flash
This course has been specially designed for intermediate programmers who have already gotten to grips with basic programming languages. It's especially suitable for those planning to pursue programming as a serious career path. As C++ is a complex language, this course is not intended for complete beginners.
With 16 lectures and 3 hours of content, this C++ beginners tutorial will get you up to speed with the basics of the language first of all, including variables and literals, data types, data assignment, and the mathematical operations that C++ uses. Next, it's on to type conversions, overflow and underflow, formatting output, and string manipulation. The final section deals with control logic, including control structures, logical operators, conditional operators, and looping.
You will learn each of the concepts covered in this course with the help of practical examples and do-it-yourself style material, so that you'll instantly see how the knowledge you learn can be applied. By the end of this course, you will be ready to progress to intermediate C++ or at the very least, have a working knowledge of C++ fundamentals that can be built upon with practical use.
C++ is a general purpose programming language that emphasises performance, efficiency and flexibility of use. It has a variety of uses and is best suited for large, resource-constrained systems, and has proved particularly strong in the software infrastructure and software entertainment, among many other areas. Initially developed in 1979 by Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup, it was standardised in 1998 and has been one of the heavyweights in the programming world ever since.
Have you ever wondered how all those cool applications and games around the web are made? The answer is: Java. Java is the most commonly used programming language in the world. Get started learning Java today, and in a few days with this Java Tutorial for Beginners you'll be a pro. To make your life a bit easier, you will learn Java from scratch using the NetBeans environment.
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It's also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing.
This course is the beginning portion of a larger course called Learn Java from Scratch, where you can learn many more beginner's topics, as well as intermediate and advanced topics.
Take your Java skills to the next level and start building real applications.
There are lots of ' Java for Beginners' courses out there. This course will take your basic Java programming skills and teach you how to implement them in the real world. Learn object oriented programming and build real Java applications.
Source codes are included for each lecture.
The course teaches MySQLi, a way to connect to databases within PHP. It covers connecting to the database, and using all the features required to build fast, scalable applications that use a database connection. It covers essential concepts like security, and best practices with using the data retrieved from the database.
Benefits of MySQLi
A knowledge of PHP and MySQL is recommended for this course.
The world of programming has become almost saturated with different languages, all created for different purposes but developed for use in multiple applications. For those just delving into the world of programming, this can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of languages that are simple to learn, highly versatile to use, and make a great starting point for gaining fluency in the coding universe. Perl is one of those languages, and this course will teach you everything you need to know.
Perfect Perl the Easy Way
Become an Expert in Perl Applications
This course has been specifically designed for those who have an interest in programming, but still consider themselves to be beginners. Those who already have programming experience but want to learn the basics and concepts of Perl will also find it perfectly suitable.
With over 70 lectures and 7.5 hours of content, this is a true crash course that will get you up to speed in no time. You'll get to grips with Perl fundamentals and design a Perl application, as well as creating automated applications that do the work for you and advanced text analyser applications. But don't worry – you'll work from the bottom up and progress at a pace that suits you, starting off with installation and creating more complex applications with each stage.
Along the way you'll pick up various Perl fundamentals like scalar data, arrays and lists, subroutines, input and output, hashes, and regular expressions before tackling your final project. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to use Perl in a wide range of real world applications.
Perl is a family of general purpose dynamic programming languages originally developed for text manipulation. Over time it has undergone many expansions and revisions and is now used for everything from system administration to GUI development. As it borrows elements from many other programming languages, it makes an excellent jumping-off point for those just beginning to expand their knowledge of programming.
Boost your sales by 75% or more by creating a promotional video that impresses and connects with your customers.
Have you ever watched a promotional video and said: Wow! I wonder how much they paid to have that made? Have you ever decided to buy something after watching a video? Now you can create your own stunning promotional videos, and you can do it in 30 minutes or less, guaranteed!
How Does It Work?
The video creation process you will learn in this “Create a Promo Video in 30 Minutes" course is so simple it's almost ridiculous. You will be learning how to use pre-designed templates to create unbelievable videos that anyone can create using Adobe After Effects.
When you use templates, the hard work has been done for you by the developer. All you need to do is replace the text and add any images or videos that help you tell the story of your product. If the process sounds simple, that's because it really is.
Why Is This “Create a Promo Video in 30 Minutes" Course So Short?
This “create a promo video" course may just be the shortest comprehensive course on Udemy, and it will probably be the only course you actually finish to the end. Why would you want to sit through 7 hours of lectures when you can learn such a valuable skill in less than 30 minutes?
What Kinds of Videos Can I Make?
Take a look at the videos we have displayed in "Section 2: More Video Styles You Can Make After Taking This Course". By the end of this course you will be able to make every one of the videos you see there, plus hundreds more just like them.
Every one of the videos in Section 2 were created in 30 minutes or less, and were created by an After Effects novice. That's the power of using After Effects templates. Turn that power into money for your business.
What are you waiting for? Get this “Create a Promo Video in 30 Minutes “course and make more money today!
Do you want to be a web developer? Do you need to brush up on your PHP skills? Then you're in the right place!
This is the most comprehensive PHP course on Udemy. You will learn everything from the basics to more advanced PHP programming using real world examples and sample projects.
Check out the free sample videos to get a free taste of PHP!
This course is updated regularly with new content and new projects to work on, so even if you get through the entire course, there will always be more the next time you log in.
What Is PHP?
PHP is an open source (free) scripting language that allows you to create dynamic websites and work with servers. PHP is now used on over 20 million websites and over 1 million servers worldwide.
About the Author
Alex Garrett is a PHP development stud, and has a great voice to boot!
Alex wished to learn PHP himself but had to run from pillar to post to find relevant information. Well, now he has all the relevant information consolidated! He strongly believes that tutorials that have real application are more helpful, so he creates his video tutorials based on projects.
The Internet is everyone's go-to source of information in today's world. Businesses, public figures, publications and everything in between all have a presence on the web; and the more professional their website looks, the more successful they tend to be. Web designers are more in demand than ever before, and the profession is constantly changing along with the web itself. This course aims to teach the most up to date fundamentals of web design from scratch.
Learn Web Design from Scratch
Web Designing for Beginners
This course has been developed for both complete beginners and those who already have a limited knowledge of web design. Apsiring web designers, web developers who want to understand the design side of the business, and graphic designers - as well as those from completely unrelated disciplines - will all be more than capable of handling the content of this course.
With over 34 lectures and 7.5 hours of content, it will take you through the fundamentals of web design from scratch. That means getting to grips with HTML, CSS and Foundation Grid Framework; working with images, webfonts and sprite sheets among other elements; understanding grids and responsive design; and achieving flawless layouts, eradicating bugs, and more.
Throughout the course you will work towards designing and developing a colourful, modern and responsive portfolio website. By the end of the course you will have this website completed, and can use it when starting out on your career in web design.
About HTML and CSS
HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, is the code used to define colours, graphics, hyperlinks, paragraphs, and other simple elements of a website. It was developed by the founder of the web, Tim Berners Lee, back in 1990.
CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, define the more advanced aspects of websites like fonts, background images, positioning and much more. It is a style language that defines HTML layout, so the two are intrinsically linked. Both form the basic frameworks for all websites on the internet.
Creating seamless, effective and beautiful mobile apps is not easy, and making them run on various different platforms is even less easy. You’ll need to be fluent in several programming languages and have a wide-ranging selection of skills from HTML to Java and everything in between. PhoneGap takes all of these different elements and streamlines them into one easy to use platform; so you can create those seamless, effective and beautiful apps in a flash. This course will show you how.
Create Complex Mobile Apps with Simple Technology
Become a PhoneGap Expert
By teaching you how to setup the development environment needed to create PhoneGap applications, this course will open up an entire world of web applications and the skills you use to create them. Over 35 lectures and 2.5 hours of content, you’ll create a basic PhoneGap application for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and more. You’ll implement every detail of the framework APIs and come out with a fully functioning mobile application, which you’ve created from scratch yourself.
The course is divided into 3 sections. The first section is dedicated to the basics of PhoneGap; if you’re a complete beginner, you’ll be up to speed in no time. If you already have some experience with PhoneGap, this section will refresh you and ensure your knowledge is completely up to date for the rest of the course. Section 2 will teach you how to use generic APIs and will cover network connection, notification, battery status and device information APIs. Section 3 deals with hardware APIs for geolocation, camera, and media, and takes your through your custom PhoneGap template.
Mobile development technology, front and back end technologies, hybrid applications.
This course dives right in to photo editing techniques with Corel's Paint Shop Pro X8. Here's what will be covered in this short course:
- Turning average looking photos into studio quality head shots
- Using tonal tools to create great looking outdoor shots
- Using effects to create Instagram style photos
- Turning a photo into a painting
Level design is a critical component to all games, but a component that can be difficult to get right. Anyone with graphics experience can in theory create a functioning single level game; but creating a game that's interesting and enjoyable as well as functional takes some finesse. Mastering Blender and Unity 3D is a sure fire way to make your game level design all of this, and more.
Develop your level design skills to the highest standard
1.Understand game level design in both conceptual and practical terms
2.Design 3D models for game levels
3.Create textures through Photoshop
4.Construct and operate a full game level on Unity 3D
Construct multi-level games using versatile programs
Blender and Unity 3D are both open source programs used by games designers all over the world. Developed by their community of users, they construct games that operate on almost all platforms; from consoles and desktops to mobile and websites. Gaining a knowledge of both programs is hugely beneficial to any game developer, as it fine-tunes your insight and intuition for creating multi-faceted, compelling and exciting game levels. Whether you're still coming to grips with level design or already have a wealth of experience under your belt, learning level design with Blender and Unity 3D will ensure your skills are up to date and flawless.
This course includes over 66 lectures and 5 hours of content, suited to anyone with a basic understanding of Blender and Unity 3D. If your interests lie in level design, 3D modelling or texturing, then this course is for you.
You'll first learn about the concepts and best practices of level design, from setting goals and getting references to planning and mapping out your level in Photoshop. You will then move on to modular design and complete basic object manipulation tasks; the first step to creating a full game level.
You will go through each aspect of level design in detail; floors, ceilings, walls, focal points, props and other objects, filling in your level as you learn. Then, you'll add intricate texture to each of these elements, bringing your level design up a notch from basic to something much more professional looking.
Reviews and quizzes have been incorporated into each section of this course so that the material covered is constantly refreshed. On completion, you will take away an up to date skill set in Unity 3D and Blender. You will have an understanding of graphics software, game engines, game level design, and how all of these elements work seamlessly to create fun and engaging games.
Graphic design has always been a popular profession, but with more and more technology being introduced into our lives it's becoming an ever more important one too. All kinds of people use all kinds of technology every day. Making that technology as user-friendly as possible is vital, and graphic design is one of the most important elements of this.
The Ultimate Crash Course on Graphic Design
Graphic Design for All
This course is aimed at aspiring graphic designers, web designers and digital artists who wish to develop a skill set needed to become a professional graphic designer. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the industry; this course will prepare you for a career as a graphics designer through familiarising you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you'll need to know.
You'll learn everything from working with layers and selections in Photoshop, to formatting text and menus in Dreamweaver, to using pathfinders and special effects in Illustrator.
As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, you will also learn how to get your foot in the door of the graphic design world, from how to land your first job, to finding continued inspiration, to the ins and outs of joining the graphics design community.
On completion of this course, you will have the strong foundation needed to get started in the world of graphic design, along with the skills needed to start working professionally straight away.
Need to learn how to build a website, or brush up on your coding skills to enhance an existing site? This course will show you, step-by-step, how to set up a web site from scratch and tips and tricks of the trade to make your site more attractive and user-friendly. From what tools you need to build your site and creating and formatting pages, to what to test and look for before your site goes live, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake gives detailed and valuable information that will help you to master HTML coding skills. Geoff's casual tone, real world examples, and the follow-along video make this course as entertaining as it is informative.
Java is the number one development platform in the world, running on 97% of desktops. So it's no surprise that Java programmers are some of the most sought after by employers. A java certification course adds bonafide credentials to any resume, and is a sure fire way to strengthen your skills and employment prospects.
Everything you need for Java Certification
Over 62 lectures and 2.5 hours of content
Solve programming problems using decision constructs, loop constructs, data types, classes, objects and inheritance
- Learn all the necessary content to pass Oracle's Java Programmer Level 1 Exam
- Follow the exact curriculum used by Oracle to prepare developers for the exam
- Gain proficiency at Java from beginner to intermediate levels
- Tackle real world problems both for practice and entry-level employment
- Get Java Certified Now
This course is specially designed for beginning or intermediate Java programmers, particularly those wishing to pass the Java Programmer Level 1 Certification exam. You'll follow the same curriculum used by Oracle, the biggest computer technology corporation in the world, by working on a different practice file for each section. You will be a coding example with a specific problem to solve, with a separate file revealing the solution. The practice files will not only help you understand the material, but will give you first-hand problem solving experience too.
You will begin with a brief introduction to the very basics of Java, before moving on to implement simple concepts like variables, data types, etc. As your knowledge strengthens you will move on to object oriented programming, learning about polymorphism and encapsulation and how to apply them to relevant situations. During the final stages of the course, you will learn how Java handles errors and exceptions, how to catch them, how and where they affect your code, and how to resolve them.
On completion of this course, you will have gained a very valuable and much sought after skill set; solving coding and programming problems by implementing the concepts learned on the course, and more importantly, correctly applying them. You will be fully prepared for your Java SE7 Programmer Level 1 Exam too.
Java Development Kit (JDK): JDK is a software development kit used by the Java platform. Released under public license, it's free to use and comes in a variety of implementations; Java SE, Java EE, Java ME. It runs on Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X or Windows.
NetBeans IDE: Netbeans IDE is an open-source integrated development environment. It supports development of all Java application types, running in conjunction with the various implementations of Java Development Kits; Java ME, Java EE, Java SE, and so on.
This short series gives students a few projects to work on using the latest Wacom Intuos tablet and Corel Painter 2016. You will learn how to get your tablet set up for creating art, and how to use Corel Painter to draw and paint effectively to create visually stunning digital art in just minutes.
This course includes a drawing project and a painting project for you to hone your art skills using a tablet.
While absolute beginners can follow along with this course and create real art by the end, some experience using a tablet and stylus and Corel software is helpful.
Every current web designer will most likely have mastered CSS long ago. But believe it or not, some have not yet realised the enormous benefits Sass can add to CSS – for one thing, it opens up a whole range of features not available in CSS. Couple that with the fact that it makes CSS concise and readable, and it's a sure fire way to make CSS better as well as more fun!
Learn the Most Powerful CSS Extension Language in the World
This course is intended for web designers, web developers, and anyone else who already has a working knowledge of CSS. It does not cover Sass installation or configuration of a text editor, but instead jumps straight ahead to working with practical, real world examples of Sass in action. Therefore this course is not suitable for students who have limited or no knowledge of CSS.
During this course you will get to grips with core features of Sass like variables, inheritance, nesting and mixins, amongst others. You will learn how to build alert panels, how to configure Sass for development, and how to master CSS efficiency with Sass, making your code more readable and more concise.
After just 40 minutes, you will finish up this course with a solid knowledge of Sass which you will be able to implement immediately. And better yet, you will have rediscovered what made CSS fun in the first place!
Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) is a stylesheet scripting language, first emerging in 2007 and now used all over the web. Industry approved, compatible with all versions of CSS, and with more features and abilities than another CSS extension language, it's the most stable and powerful language of its kind in the world. By mastering Sass, you'll be able to create effortless and beautiful websites with a sleek, professional look.
In this hands-on training course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake shows you, step-by-step, how to build beautifully designed, responsive websites that adjust and function perfectly on smartphones, tablets, and desktop displays. You'll begin with the fundamentals of responsive design, beginning with multiple style sheets, media queries and various expressions. Next comes the fun part: you'll be guided through several in-depth chapters that walk you through the responsive design workflow, building HTML structure and CSS formatting for mobile and desktop displays; including tablets, desktop screens, and smartphones. Geoff shows you how to plan out your work, handle common issues that arise in a responsive layout, and how to handle various page components between device displays. Finally, the course closes with additional tricks, advanced techniques, and testing methods to ensure that your layout looks fantastic.
In the Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3 course, we will walk you through the popular Bootstrap HTML and CSS framework. Bootstrap helps build websites that look beautiful on mobile, tablet, and desktop browsers.
Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3 covers a wide range of use cases from simple marketing websites, to web application UI's to dynamic websites using a CSS pre-processor that builds Bootstrap on the fly.
What You Will Learn
In the course, you will learn about various stylized components of Bootstrap 3 including Navbars, Buttons, Panels, Images, Accordions, Modal dialog boxes and the like, while building two demonstration web sites. You will also learn about the underlying architecture including the layout grid, responsive techniques, typography, and utility functions for layout, hardcopy print and screen readers.
By the end of this course you will have created a beautifully designed responsive website for your portfolio. After taking the course and creating the project website, you will be able to take what you've learned and create virtually any other type of website on the web today.
You will also create your own custom web application UI.
Get started learning Maya 2015 by modeling a complete room step by step.
This course starts off by presenting you with the basics of Maya, how to understand the interface and how it functions. After that you will quickly move on to actually modeling a room in Maya. You'll work through the room, modeling each object piece by piece until you have your first completed Maya project!
By the end of the course I am completely confident that you will have a starting foundation in Maya that will aid you in creating 3D Polygonal Models.
While we use Maya 2015 in this course, you may use older versions with little or no issues.
Game development is an ever changing, constantly improving, and highly dynamic area to work in. Things are on the move constantly, and if you’re not careful you can get left behind. That’s why it’s important to keep your skills at the top level and to familiarise yourself with the latest tools and programs out there. This course will do just that by getting you up to speed with Unity5, the newest version of one of the industry’s leading development engines.
Become a Unity 5 Developer
Learn the Secrets of Unity 5 Game Development
Whether you’re completely new to game development or have gained some experience developing games with Unity already, this course is for you. With 85 lectures and 9.5 hours of content, it takes starts off at beginner level and advances up to more complex projects.
This course goes beyond merely explaining or showing you how everything works; you’ll be shown how, and then you’ll do it for yourself. As you progress through the course you’ll create three games of increasing complexity; a trivia game to demonstrate programming basics and show you the Unity user interface, followed by a 2D platforming game, and to finish, first person shooter game complete with visual effects and artificial intelligence.
By creating these games, you’ll learn all about scripting and user interface including questions and answer options, creating different levels, adding audio, freezing game play, building scenes, learning Nav Mesh, character and object movement, and game narrative, among other things.
This course emphasises coding and development, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn to develop games or learn how to code. To start this course, you will need to have Unity installed on your computer; we’ll show you everything else from there.
About Unity 5
Unity is a games engine used to create and develop 2D and 3D games and interactive experiences. It is fast becoming the industry standard for creating multiplatform games. Unity5 is the latest version of the tool, and includes a number of advanced powerful features such as a 64-bit editor, frame debuggers, graphics command buffers, and more.
Learn Photoshop CC with Stone River eLearning. In this Photoshop CC course, you'll master only the skills you need to know to use Photoshop CC professionally or as a hobby.
Photoshop CC has hundreds of tools and thousands of settings. Most users will never use the majority of them. This course explores the most commonly used tools and helps you apply them to real world situations.
In this course you will work on a project at the end of each section. You will work on a real life project that uses the skills you just learned in each section. Projects can be used for practice or to build a portfolio of work.
After taking this course you will be able to use Photoshop in these fields:
Who Should Take This CourseThis course is designed for Photoshop CC beginners so you can learn Photoshop no matter your skill level. However, even intermediate users will learn Photoshop CC skills and applications important to success.
There are no skill prerequisites for this course. You are expected to have access to a copy of Photoshop CC, though Photoshop CS6 will work fine as well.
Delve into the world of web design and Dreamweaver with this hands-on, step-by-step course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, and defining new websites. Then, it's on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You'll learn how to construct your design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and setting up a well-built set of site-wide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through the process of rolling out your website, and taking your site live by uploading it to a live web server. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CC!
InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!
With so many file formats, colour spaces, and image types, knowing where to start with web graphics can be daunting. But guided by this thorough, yet easy to follow course, you'll be feeling like a pro in no time! Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you step-by-step through the process of preparing images for your next web project. You'll learn all about the web friendly file formats, when to use each, and how to get the most out of them. Discover web colour spaces, methods for working faster and more efficiently, and an approach to image resolution that'll leave you feeling like a Zen Master of web graphics! Break down the barriers, dispel the myths, and clear the clutter. In just a few short hours, you'll have clarity and confidence using Photoshop for your web projects!
In the Getting Started With Illustrator CC online course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!
While Adobe Creative Suite is still the industry standard in the creative world, it's sky high subscription fees are far beyond the budgets of most aspiring designers. Luckily, Affinity Designer is quickly rising up the ranks to provide some serious competition. Much more affordable than its predecessor and equally as versatile, there has never been a better time to get to grips with this innovative new program.
- Learn Affinity Designer by Examples
- Master the tools and user interface of Affinity Design
- Gain an understanding of the overall process of designing graphics
- Build up a foundation of knowledge for using similar design programs
- Use real world examples to familiarise yourself with the software
Ideal for graphic designers, web designers and artists, this course includes 17 lectures and over 3 hours of content. Suited for both complete beginners or those who already have experience with similar software such as Adobe, the course will show you how the Affinity Designer user interface works through creating real world projects.
You'll learn how to use the various tools of Affinity Designer in a hands-on environment; and not just vector graphics – you'll learn how to manipulate images, design logos and icons, create graphic illustrations, combine images, render images for all media types too, and finally export your work for the web, print, and app development.
By learning Affinity Designer by example, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the tools used within the program, but design principles and practices as a whole, which you can then apply to design projects on almost any other platform.
About Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer is the fastest, most efficient and arguably the best vector graphic design software to come along in recent years. More affordable and more specialised than Adobe Creative Suite, it's ideal for working on websites, UI design, concept art, illustrations and icons, and all kinds of graphics. Made by designers for designers, it's packed full of intuitive features and was even bestowed the honour of an Apple Design award in 2015.
Adobe CS may be the industry standard for digital design, but for those just starting out in the industry the subscription fees are far beyond most people's budgets. Lucky for Mac users at least, there's a cost-effective and award winning alternative; Sketch 3! This easy to use software allows you to create professional looking mobile apps, with all the ease and efficiency that comes with using larger scale industry programs.
What You'll Learn about Sketch 3 Design
Instant, Easy Mobile Apps on Mac
This course includes 17 lectures and 1.5 hours of content that will teach you everything you need to know about creating mobile apps on Sketch 3. Not only will you be an expert on using this particular program for app design, but you'll also take away a solid knowledge of the principles of design as a whole that can be utilised on a wide range of other platforms too.
At the beginning of this course you will get to grips with the basics of building and exporting a project on Sketch 3. From there, you'll learn how to get design templates and edit them to create unique designs. You will understand how to work with pages and apply styles across pages, as well as working with shapes and symbols, creating icons and splash screens, and the various other tools included within Sketch 3.
Throughout this course you will be building up your own mock-up app based on Facebook's function and design. On completion, you'll be equipped with the knowledge needed to create a wide range of mobile apps on Sketch 3, with varying functionality and design.
About Sketch 3
Sketch 3 is the latest version of the popular mobile app design program created by Bohemian Coding. Built with modern graphic designers in mind, it includes powerful features like symbols and shared styles, a workflow that supports multiple pages and artboards, and much more. Sketch 3 has been built especially for Mac, with an intuitive design and elegant interface so you can create flawless projects with a focus on design. It even co-operates with OS X's Versions and Auto Save, so you can rest assured knowing your work is safely saved at all times even if you get interrupted when designing.
Learn Blender from a beginner's perspective with this Blender 3D modeling and texturing course from Stone River eLearning. If you're interested in 3D modeling and texturing for game design, 3D art, 3D animation or architectural design, Blender 3D is a free, easy to use tool that will allow you to master 3D modeling with no money out of pocket.
What You Will Learn
In this course you will gain the skills to create and texture 3D models. This Learn Blender course covers the fundamental tools you will use for modeling in Blender. You'll receive an overview of how to give your models, materials and textures a professional look, with extra detail and color to make then look complete and professionally done.
What You Can Do After Taking This Course
By the end of this course you should have an understanding of modeling and texturing that will allow you to build and learn more on your own. You will be provided with additional Blender learning resources and project files to continue learning and practicing after you've completed the course.
Whether you're an HTML veteran or just a beginner, this course is for you. Award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will walk you through the process of creating a website wireframe in just under three hours! This series of instructional videos will guide you through the process of creating the basic sections of your site, arranging and aligning text and images, and adding interactive features. Once you're finished creating the wireframe, Geoff will show you how to put it online to share with coworkers and clients. After taking this course you'll be able to build attractive and professional website prototypes in about an hour. The best part? Unlike a simple mockup in Photoshop, you can actually turn this wireframe into a fully-functioning website! Let Geoff Blake help you build your professional skills with this easy to follow course from Ten Ton Online.
Building registration and login (RL) systems is a must-have skill for any web developer. This course walks you through every step in the process of building an R/L system using PHP object oriented programming.
We've stripped away all the design elements of the RL system you will create so you can focus on what's important: Understanding the PHP coding and database structure.
By the time you are done with this course, you will have gained a real world skill that will help you in your goal to become a web developer, or will get you ahead in your current job.
Design your own Wordpress themes from scratch for fun and profit.
Have you ever noticed that web designers make money by developing their own themes for Wordpress and selling them on marketplaces like Envato? Well, now you can too! Learn Wordpress theme design from the ground up in this massive Stone River eLearning course.
Join award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you through the entire workflow process of scratch-building a WordPress theme using Photoshop!
About the Course
The training begins in Photoshop, where you'll be introduced to some setup options and settings to optimize Photoshop for web design. Then, learn about building and using various grid systems, which will serve as the template for the theme layout. Next, it's on to the next phase in the workflow process, wireframing and UI design in Photoshop. Learn how to stay organized and work quickly and efficiently.
Once the wireframe structure is complete, you'll see how to apply design to the wireframe, and then move the entire layout from Photoshop into the world of code.
You'll discover how to construct a WordPress theme from the ground up, starting with a completely blank canvas! You'll see a variety of techniques for working between Photoshop, WordPress's architecture, and the HTML, PHP, and CSS code that pulls it all together.
Often when we think of WordPress, we think of blogging—but WordPress can do so much more! In this short, easy to follow course, you'll discover everything you need to know to get your WordPress site online, including how to effortlessly register a domain name and set up web hosting, install WordPress, and begin using it to publish your work on the web. You'll quickly get comfortable in the WordPress environment, and see how straightforward it is to create and format content, including text, images, and video. Then, you'll find out how to control and extend your WordPress website with themes, widgets, and plug-ins. Once you learn WordPress, the sky's the limit! Ready to jump into it? Then let's get started!
This course was recently updated to Wordpress 4.0
Do you have a great business idea?
Are you wondering how to make your online business idea a reality?
If so, then this course is for you!
I have started several successful online businesses, and I want to show you how I did it. I'm not going to show you how to come up with a great business idea, there are lots of courses out there that do that, I'm going to show you how to actually get your online business idea out of your head and on to the internet. After all, an idea isn't worth a single penny until you act upon it.
The Greatest Deal On Earth
When you buy this course, you get access to several deals for your online business that will more than pay for the cost of the course. You will be able to create as many websites as you want for about $5 per month (regularly $7 per month) and get another $30 off your hosting account on top of that. As if that weren't enough, purchasing this course gives you access to a discount on your web hosting and over $100 in free online advertising with Google, Bing and Yahoo.
What Will I Learn in This Course?
In this course, you will begin by learning how to build your own website with no experience and no coding required using WordPress. You learn how to optimize your site for search engines so you can actually be found online. I will also show you some great free WordPress plugins that will make your website stand out from the crowd and free web apps you can add to your site that will super charge your business.
Along the way you will be learning all the essentials of running an online business from creating e-mail addresses, creating multiple websites, creating site maps, working with your website's files and using free accounting software.
What Kinds of Websites Can I Build?
Any kind you want. You can build e-Commerce sites, blogs, company websites, subscription sites, affiliate sites and more. In the course, you can follow along with me as I show you how I built my latest and greatest e-Commerce website. You will learn so much about how to build websites using WordPress that you will even be able to build websites for other people as a business!
Learn the new features of Unity 5 in this course from Stone River eLearning that covers each of the new features. You'll learn what they are, how they work and how you can use them to create professional quality games with Unity 3D.
Unity 5.0 is the biggest and boldest release ever. Powerful new features in Unity 5 include:
And of course, many more new features and updates. Keep reading to learn more.
UNITY 5 NEW FEATURES
STATE MACHINE BEHAVIORS
STATE MACHINE TRANSITIONS
Games by their very nature are supposed to be fun. So why should the process of creating them be tedious and complicated? Instead of sitting through hours of lectures and game development theory, this course cuts to chase and allows you to create a game straight away, learning as you go.
Learn Python game development by creating your own game
1.Gain practical experience in Python game development
2.Develop a clone of Flappy Bird using Python game programming
3.Create levels with increasing difficulty and complexity
4.Understand and utilize the opportunities Python games provide
Master game development in a fun environment
Python game programming is a set of Python modules designed specifically for writing games. It allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs using the Python programming language. Python is highly popular and versatile, running on almost every platform and operating system out there; so mastering it is of enormous benefit whether you want to create Python games or pretty much anything else. By completing this course, you can create open source, free, freeware, shareware and commercial games using Python game programming.
This course contains 21 lectures and over 3 hours of content. It is intended for those who already have a working knowledge of Python programming or general programming, and who want to apply their skills to games development. However, beginners may still be able to follow the course too.
The main focus of this course is to create a clone of the smash hit (and extremely simple) game Flappy Bird using Python game programming. You will first be introduced to Python programming concepts and initial coding, and then delve straight into the making your game from scratch.
The first two elements of the game you will learn are the time clock and game over. From there, you'll progress to initial graphics setup including the background and adding graphics to the screen. Following that, you'll move on to working with coordinates.
The next few sections of the course focus in detail on creating input controls, boundaries, crash events and menu creation, as well as creating obstacles using polygons. Finally, you'll add the finishing elements to your game like game logic, score display, colours, and most importantly, difficulty levels.
By the end of this course you will have created your own Flappy Bird game from scratch using Python game programming and Python game development techniques. The skills you picked up along the way will give you a solid groundwork for creating bigger, more complex, and more versatile games that can be run on any platform or any operating system.
This course introduces Unity 3D. The tutorials below also seek to create an understanding on how Unity works and serves its purpose in game development. It is in this course that the learner will have a solid grip on the founding concepts on both scripting and compiling games.
This course will give you the basis for understanding game development using Unity 3Ds powerful game engine. If you've never developed games before, this course is for you.
Many people have a perception that to successful mobile game development requires learning complicated and difficult skills and techniques. By learning the process with Unity 3D, these perceptions will be smashed. Not only is Unity 3D easy to get to grips with, it's extremely versatile too; so you can develop and publish games on almost any platform, for almost any device.
Create Mobile Games for Any Platform
This course includes 9 hours of content and 34 lectures, and is suited to both experienced and budding game developers. You will create a dynamic Unity 3D game during the course, but the focus is not on completing a game, but mastering the art of game development through problem solving and experimentation.
You will begin by importing models and textures before progressing to level design, lighting and lightmapping. From there, you will compare and learn about GUI systems, specifically NuGUI. This sets the foundation for the next step; multiple cameras, avatar customisation, controlling your player's actions, scripting mecanim animation, and more. You'll finish off by creating particle effects, compiling and publishing your game.
By the end of this course, you will have created a complex Unity 3D game – having started with nothing but a blank screen – that can be instantly published and played on multiple platforms.
About Unity 3D
Unity 3D is a game engine used to create multiplatform 3D and 2D games for desktops, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Combining high end technology and tools with intuitive and customisable settings, it runs on almost every platform you can think of and is constantly developed and improved by its community of developers. As well as creating games, it also provides features such as ads, analytics, cloud building and multiplayer networking.
In the ever changing world of game development, there are hundreds of game engines, and new versions of each one are released on a regular basis. Unity 3D is not only one of the most versatile, but one of the most widely used engines out there. By learning to create a Unity 3D game, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge to a whole host of other programs too.
Create multi-level, fun games for multiple platforms
●Create a multi-level sci-fi puzzle game from scratch
●Learn the fundamentals of Unity 3D game development and C# programming
●Master professional game design practices
●Compile a game for any device or platform
With over 23 lectures and 3 hours of content, this course will take you through the process of building a multi-level Unity 3D game from scratch, complete with a hero protagonist who overcomes various obstacles to move up through the levels.
You will learn the basics of core modular game asset creation, level design, C# game scripting, menu creation, scene linking, and finally compiling your game. By increasing the complexity of the puzzles and elements of each level, your game will not only become more fun as it progresses, but you'll learn more about game development too through challenging yourself and learning to engage your audience.
You'll not only master the basics, but the finer details too, including sound effects, testing for bugs, menu scripting, and of course modelling and texturing. While most suited to those with some experience of Unity 3D and game development, complete beginners will also be more than capable of completing this course too.
About Unity 3D
Unity 3D is a game engine used to create multiplatform 3D and 2D games for desktops, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Combining high end technology and tools with intuitive and customisable settings, it runs on almost every platform you can think of and is constantly developed and improved by its community of developers. As well as creating games, it also provides features such as ads, analytics, cloud building and multiplayer networking.
Using Unity 3D and Blender, this course aims to introduce game development to beginners. In these tutorials, the various aspects of asset animation and coding games will be taught. This is to provide students the support they need to start creating their first game in under an hour!
This course uses the free versions of both Unity 3D and Blender.
This course discusses Unity Scripting. It includes several tutorials on game script creation and coding. This course is aimed at beginning coders and intended to teach you the basic coding you need to know to start creating games.
If you have some coding knowledge, this course will still be helpful as it relates coding to how it is used in game development today.
Create awesome particle effects with Unity 3Ds Shuriken Particle system. Send rockets blazing into space, create muzzle blast shooting effects, create particle emitters and much more.
This course seeks to teach students how to work with the Shuriken Particle System in Game development. The lectures include working with textures and voxels, emitters, modules, smoke plumes and muzzle flashes; all of which are crucial to the success of any game development projects.
This course discusses how to work with lights and shadows in game development, including processing posts, light mapping and illumination are taught in-depth.
You will learn by creating real game scenes light the Unity Airlock scene. You will also venture out to Mars and light the Red Planet in stunning ways.
In this course you will explore one of the most powerful game creation tools available, and one that game developers can't live without -- the Game Engine. In this course, we will look at the Unity Game Engine.
By the end of this course you will understand what a game engine is, how it works and how you can use game engines to create incredible realistic games. If you're interested in Unity game development, the information in this course is very valuable.
You don't need to know a single thing about game development to take this course.
So What Is a Game Engine?
A game engine is framework which facilitates the kinds of tasks which need to be done when writing a game. So what are the kinds of tasks we want to do? We would probably want to display images on the screen (in game terminology, an image which is displayed on the screen is called a sprite). We may need to draw menus or text on the screen. We might want to organise our sprites so that some are behind others. Often games use realistic physic so objects collide or fall with gravity. A game engine will help us do these things and many more.
In this course you will learn how PHP Model View Controllers (PHP MVC) work and how to create one yourself.
Using the open source and well documented PHP MVC Project as a starting point, you will learn how to incorporate Model View Controllers into your development and solidify your skills by building your own MVC based framework.
What Is Model-View-Control?
The Model-View-Control (MVC) pattern, originally formulated in the late 1970s, is a software architecture pattern built on the basis of keeping the presentation of data separate from the methods that interact with the data. In theory, a well-developed MVC system should allow a front-end developer and a back-end developer to work on the same system without interfering, sharing, or editing files either party is working on.
Even though MVC was originally designed for personal computing, it has been adapted and is widely used by web developers due to its emphasis on separation of concerns, and thus indirectly, reusable code. The pattern encourages the development of modular systems, allowing developers to quickly update, add, or even remove functionality.
If you are interested in building websites with the awesome CodeIgniter framework, then you're in the right place.
This fun and fast-paced course starts off with the basics of CodeIgniter for absolute beginners. You'll learn everything you need to know to get up and running in no time at all. Training in MySQL as it relates to CodeIgniter is an integral part of this course. Don't worry, even if you have never used MySQL before you will learn what you need to know.
Easy to Understand Language
This course is extremely easy to understand for English speakers. When you're learning a new technology, you shouldn't have to strain to make sense of the person giving the tutorial. You won't have that problem here.
After you learn the basics, you will walk through how to build and deploy a website from scratch, step by step.
If you're new to development, we suggest you try the seminal course on web development called Learn PHP Programming from Scratch.
Ever struggled trying to figure out how to build a floating layout using only elements and CSS? CSS Floating Layouts takes the mystery and headache away, and shows you how to build amazing CSS-based floating layouts from the ground up. With Geoff Blake's trademark non-jargonny approach, you'll have fun and learn a heap as you discover the world of floating layouts. You'll learn about floats and clears, then delve into creating three different types of layouts: flexible layouts, fixed layouts, and combination flexible/fixed layouts…all from scratch, all with floats, all by hand!
In this course you will learn how to create and implement a button that allows users to log in to a website using their Twitter account, effectively bypassing the need to fill out yet another registration form. Basic programming knowledge is recommended for this course, but even beginners can follow along and develop this integration. This course is also great for entrepreneurs who are building a website for themselves.
How Does This Benefit a Website?
Social logins are all the rage these days, and for good reason -- the signup you receive from social logins is up to 30% higher than the standard signup form.
The benefit to websites is the ability to have all of your users connect automatically to social media sites to share your content.
Why Should You Learn It?
Social media login integrations are becoming a much more important part of standard practice in web development. If you can't integrate social media logins you're being left in the dust by your competitors who can.
Other Important Social Media Integrations
Google and Facebook are the other most common social media integrations you'll need to know, and we have courses on how to do that as well.
Have you ever logged in to a website using your Facebook account and said, man, that was easy! Millions of people prefer the Login through Facebook option over creating an account with yet another password, so why don't you create this functionality for your customers?
You will be learning to create Facebook Connect logins using free CodeIgniter software. Even if you have never used CodeIgniter before, you will still be able to follow the lessons and create your first Facebook Connect login system. If you know a bit about CodeIgniter, that's great too!
Step by Step Instruction
Imagine you have a client that is interested in having a Facebook Connect login placed on their website. Now image you had someone from Facebook sitting next to you showing you everything you need to know to create the Facebook Connect login for your customer. That's what this course is!
The simple and clear, easy to understand lessons in this course will take you from absolute beginner to a Facebook Connect professional in about 1 1/2 hours. That's not too much time to spend for such a coveted skill.
Have you ever wondered how all those cool applications and games around the web are made? The answer is: Java. Java is the most commonly used programming language in the world. Get started learning Java today, and in a few days with this Java Tutorial for Beginners you'll be a pro. To make your life a bit easier, you will Learn Java from Scratch using the NetBeans environment.
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It's also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing.
The days of PHP to HTML5 are dead. No longer do you need to cut up an entire design in Photoshop to use great looking templates for web design.
What You Will Learn
In this course, you will learn how to use a website template to create a responsive website using CSS and HTML5 without endless Photoshop slicing. New CSS functionality allows you to cut your design time in half, and this course shows you how.
How You Will Learn
You will learn by using a real responsive design template with a great looking flat design. You will be walked through every step of using this template, and by the end of the course you will be able to transfer these skills to any template on the market.
* Everything you need to work with the template is included in the course.
Have you ever wanted to have your own cloud server? Have you ever thought about starting a cloud storage business? Well, the first step is to get that server set up, and this course will teach you how!
About the Course
This course walks you through setting up your own cloud storage service using Digital Ocean. You will be shown how to install, set up and administer everything you need to get your cloud server up and running. While learning server technologies on your own can be difficult and time consuming, this simple, step by step course will have you up and running in about 30 minutes. This course is what you're looking for!
What Can You Use Cloud Storage For?
Lots of things! If you currently use a service like Google Drive or Dropbox, your own cloud server is an inexpensive and fun replacement, saving you money.
If you're a web developer, mobile app developer or game developer, you can use your cloud server to archive files as well as test and run your applications and games.
If you're an entrepreneur looking to break into the tech sector, you can use your server as a business. You can sell space to people who don't know how to set up their own server (99.9% of us), and create a monthly income stream for years to come.
Have you ever wondered how Udemy created their great file uploader for instructors? This course shows you how to build your own file uploader with the advanced feature of drag and drop uploading.
Technologies and Languages Used
Real World Uses
This file uploader can be used in creating an online learning platform like Udemy or on any other type of website in which file uploads are important. Learning this skill we keep you head and shoulders above the rest of the web dev flock.
Have you ever logged in to a website for the first time by simply clicking a 'Signin with Google' button? Ever wonder how they did that? This course walks you through the process of developing an integrated Google login system for any website from scratch.
This course includes everything you'll ever need to know about creating an integrated Google Signin system, including source files to make the development process more efficient. You don't even have to write the code yourself.
A basic knowledge of web development is suggested for this course. The technologies used in this course are PHP and MySQL.
If you want to be a web developer, you need to know Ajax, jQuery and JSON. Learn what these these technologies are, how they work together, and how to build real life applications using them.
This easy to follow course teaches beginning web developers what you need to know to begin using Ajax, jQuery and JSON in the real world. Our approach is to teach them all in one course so you can understand the entire process of developing with these technologies instead of learning one, then struggling to understand how it works with other technologies to produce something useful.
In this course you will learn to build your own, fully functional chat application for websites using PHP and Ajax.
Who Should Take This Course?
How Hard Is This To Build?
This chat application is actually relatively straight forward and easy to create. Anyone with a basic knowledge of the languages listed above (and even if you are new to them) should find that they are able to follow along and create this simple chat application with ease.
The Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools for short), are a set web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome. The DevTools provide web developers deep access into the internals of the browser and their web application. This overview of the DevTools points out the most popular and useful features. If you haven't used the DevTools before, start here. Even if you're an experienced web developer, you might pick up some tips.
Looking for that perfect PHP framework to build great websites with? Try Laravel 4 and we're sure you'll be hooked.
This course teaches you how to create an authorization system for a website. A basic knowledge of PHP programming is required for this course.
What Is Laravel?
Laravel is a free, open source PHP web application framework, designed for the development of MVC web applications. Laravel is released under the MIT license, with its source code hosted on GitHub.
According to a December 2014 survey on PHP frameworks popularity, Laravel is listed as one of the most promising PHP frameworks for 2015
This course teaches the fundamentals of creating a registration and login system from scratch. You'll learn how to set up and connect to the database, allow visitors to register on your website and sign in, giving them access to member only areas. You'll also learn how to create admin only areas, upload a profile picture as well as general tasks such as forgotten password reset, email activation and more.
So you want to learn to develop Android mobile apps. The problem is that learning to write programming code is time consuming and quite difficult.
What if I told you that you can build Android Apps without ever learning to write code? Seems too good to be true, but it's not. Using the Android App Inventor platform you can literally build your first Android app in less than an hour using an easy to use drag and drop interface that allows anyone to create their own Android apps with no prior experience.
This course is far and away the top selling App Inventor training course in the world. Join the thousands of satisfied Android Developers who are already making money from the skills learned in this course.
Can you sell your apps on the market?
Absolutely, thousands are already selling their apps online and you can too. All you need is an idea for an app and this course to make that dream a reality.
So what will you learn in this course?
It's true that you'll create your first app in less than an hour with no technical expertise, but that's just the beginning. In the Android Apps in 1 Hour course you'll learn not only the technical side of app building, but also the creative design process and how to quickly and easily get your app ready for any Android App marketplace, including Google Play.
Whether you want to start your own business building apps for clients, make money by creating your own apps or just make an app for your business, this comprehensive Android App Development course will get you there in no time at all.
Now anyone can create their own Android Apps with no experience, so what are you waiting for? Sign up for the course today and create your first Android App in 1 hour, guaranteed.
Looking to design websites, either professionally or for your own use? Award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake will guide you through the process of building an entire web page from scratch using Photoshop! You'll learn how to best organize the Photoshop interface to streamline your workspace for web design, eliminating the clutter and making creating web pages fast and easy. Explore the various grid systems that can be used as templates to build professional looking web pages. Next, it's on to wireframing and UI design, where you'll learn how to create a mockup that can be sent to clients for approval, or simply kept for personal reference. You'll also discover how to build upon a wireframe to design a beautiful, and functional web page. Once you're satisfied with your design, this course will show you how to extract the HTML and CSS that will bring your design to life, and how to customize the code to suit your needs. So if you're interested in web design for fun or profit, this course will set you up with everything you will need.
Every e-commerce website needs a payment processing system, and PayPal is the most widely used processing system in the world. If you're a web developer, being able to implement a PayPal Instant Notification System is a must have skill for your toolbox.
What Is PayPal IPN?
PayPal IPN is used for managing orders and creating transaction reports. Instant Payment Notification is a message service that automatically notifies merchants of events related to PayPal transactions. Merchants can use it to automate back-office and administrative functions, like fulfilling orders and providing customers with order status.
Who Should Take This Course?
Every web developer on the planet! To take this course you should have a basic knowledge of PHP programming.
Bootstrap is an amazingly simple and powerful free web development and design framework that allows anyone to create great looking, responsive websites in no time at all. Get started learning Bootstrap today, and join the hundreds of thousands of Bootstrap developers in creating great websites easily.
This course gives you a great overview of Bootstrap so you will understand what you can use it for. It goes into detail on how to build a site using great looking templates, and offers lots of helpful tips and tricks along the way.
By the time you're done with this course, you will know enough to begin developing websites by choosing a template and customizing it for your needs or the needs of your clients.
Can I Make Money with Bootstrap?
Yes. Hundreds of thousands of web developers already use Bootstrap as their main development tool, and you can too. If you've ever been interested in starting your own web development company, then Bootstrap should be on your short list of tools to learn. The best part is that Bootstrap is completely free to use.
Jump into the world of Dreamweaver CS6 and web design with this 7+ hour hands-on course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, defining new websites, and customizing the interface. Then, it's on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You'll learn how to wireframe a rough design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and building a well-constructed set of sitewide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through Photoshop and Illustrator workflows, showing you how to get the most out of your favourite Creative Suite applications. Then, you'll see how to roll out your site, and set and test hyperlinks; followed by a look at how to integrate various page elements, including a self-running slideshow, tables, a contact form, and a Google map. Finally, take your site live by uploading it to a live web server, and test it across various browsers on both the Mac and Windows platforms. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CS6!
Learn how to build a website from scratch that's responsive and flexible by using the fluid grid layout features inside Dreamweaver CS6! This 4+ hour hands-on course, hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer Geoff Blake, will take you step by step through the creation of three different layouts in one HTML document for each type of device used to view the website: mobile, tablet and desktop. First, Geoff will very briefly run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface. Then, it's on to building the mobile device network from the ground up by using basic building blocks to insert the logo, header, menu, graphics, text, footer and more! You'll learn how to adjust the mobile layout to scale, tweaking the design for tablet and desktop devices with the end result being a website that scales depending on whether you're viewing the mobile, tablet or desktop view.
This course walks you through every step needed to create a fully functional content management system from scratch.
Valuable Job Skills
Web development skills like developing a CMS are always in high demand. Learn a new skill that can serve a purpose for you in real life, whether for your job or your business.
Join award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake as he walks you, step-by-step through Adobe Acrobat XI Professional. You'll not only discover Acrobat's many powerful features and tools, but you'll learn exactly how to apply them to your own work right away. After a brief look at Acrobat's navigation options, where you'll learn how to move around using efficient, time-saving techniques, Geoff jumps straight into handling your PDF documents. You'll see how to handle pages, replace content, break documents apart, and much more. Then, it's on to Acrobat's powerful bookmark feature. Here, you'll discover how to make your PDFs much more user-friendly and easy to use for your viewers. Finally, you'll find out about some additional advanced methods to take Acrobat even further, including creating PDFs and combining multiple files together. It's all in Getting Started with Acrobat Professional, where you'll learn at your own pace and discover how to get the most out of Acrobat!
Learn the ins and outs of the world's most popular blogging platform, WordPress! In this 8+ hour course, award-winning expert software trainer Geoff Blake teaches you how to install and set up a blog (both on a local machine and on a live site), create pages and posts, add in images and media, and how to integrate some of your favorite applications, like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. From there, delve into blog customization and learn about widgets, blogrolls, custom sidebars, plugins, and a whole lot more. Jump into the world of blogging with WordPress!
This course teaches Wordpess 3.x.
One of the most difficult programming concepts to learn is Object Oriented Programming (OOP). This course lays Object Oriented Programming out for you in a way that is easy to follow.
In this course we will be discussing classes, methods and properties. These programming concepts will be defined and you will see how they work in a real world situations. You will then move on to more advanced PHP OOP topics.
In this course you will work on two real world projects after you have mastered the concepts of OOP:
Who Should Take This Course
This course is for both experienced and beginning web developers and programmers. We found through student feedback that more instruction was needed on OOP, even if the student had be programming for a number of years. Hence, this course was born.
If you're interested in a more in-depth project using Object Oriented Programming, check out our very popular course PHP Object Oriented Programming: Build a Login System.
HTML and CSS are like peanut butter and jelly for web designers and developers -- they go well together. Instead of learning just HTML, or just CSS, it's extremely beneficial to learn how each works together to form the basis of great, responsive websites.
About This Course
This course is focused on beginners, and will take you all the way from 'what does that even stand for' to creating real life projects using HTML and CSS -- and understanding why and how you just did it.
HTML5 will become the new HTML standard version in the coming years, and this course was created with that in mind. Any time an HTML5 specific markup should be used, you will be taught the HTML5 version so you'll be up to date from day one.
Projects and Source Codes
You will learn the basics, then create real projects that use the skills you just learned so you can understand how HTML and CSS work in the real world. You will also get access to all lesson source codes so you can deconstruct each lesson -- another valuable learning and time saving tool.