Development


Starting with Blockchain Technology for Developers
Hours: 3
Lectures: 1078

Any IT professional or hobbyist anticipating a solid understanding of how blockchain technology works and desires an understanding of blockchain's use cases and potential (including cryptocurrencies and distributed applications) needs to go through this course to leverage blockchain in new or existing development projects. Anyone desiring to learn how blockchain solutions are designed, configured, and developed needs the knowldege and practice presented in this course. This not only includes web, mobile, and service application developers, but also architects, UI designers, testers, and administrators. This course provides a solid understanding of how blockchain technology works and a solid foundation for platform evaluation and learning lower level details.

This course was built for forward-looking developers who create solutions for mobile, web, and beyond. This course is designed for those developers who want to begin working with blockchain technology and need a good springboard to start their descent into this deep and detailed set of technologies, theories, and implementations. This course focuses on the primary components of blockchain technology and weaves them together to create a solid understanding of the blockchain stack component's interactions and dependencies. Of course, the info presented here is just as valuable for architects, testers, and product managers as they too should understand how blockchain products are designed and used to create the next level of distributed ledger tech.
This course IS NOT intended for non-technical students. The content presented is in the context of technical review.

Before taking this course, a student should ideally (but not absolutely) have some experience in:

Creating applications with Javascript
Some exposure to cryptocurrencies, either via the markets or from a technical standpoint
JavaScript development of complete web app solutions

BLOCKCHAIN EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED!!!
Skills Course
$99
Exploring ASP.NET Core: Intermediate
Hours: 5.5
Lectures: 51

The Exploring ASP.NET Core: Intermediate is the second course in the two course series on the ASP.NET core framework. The course gives the students an opportunity to dig deeper into the ASP.NET core and build on the learnt concepts in the Exploring ASP.NET Core: Fundamentals course.

The Exploring ASP.NET Core: Intermediate course helps the candidates to get started with Tag Helpers, and then explore middleware, find out how to use dependency injection (DI) to register and resolve application services. The course also explore the importance of Entity Framework Core and database migrations. The comprehensive course enables the candidates to feel confident while working with the ASP.NET Core for building web applications.

Certification Course
$299
Building Cryptocurrencies with JavaScript
Hours: 2.5
Lectures: 15

Any IT professional or hobbyist anticipating a solid understanding of how cryptocurrency technology works and desires an understanding of crypto's use cases and potential (including blockchains and distributed applications) needs to go through this course to leverage cryptocurrency in new or existing development projects. Anyone desiring to learn how cryptocurrency solutions are designed, configured, and developed needs the knowldege and practice presented in this course. This not only includes web, mobile, and service application developers, but also architects, UI designers, testers, and administrators. This course provides a solid understanding of how crypto and blockchain technology works and a solid foundation for platform evaluation and learning lower level details.

Before taking this course, a student should ideally (but not absolutely) have some experience in:
Creating applications with Javascript and Angular
Some exposure to cryptocurrencies, either via the markets or from a technical standpoint
JavaScript development of complete web app solutions with a major JS development platform (Angular)
CRYPTO/BLOCKCHAIN EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED!!!
Skills Course
$99
Professional Web Scraping with Java
Hours: 1
Lectures: 14

In this short and concise course you will learn everything to get started with web scraping using Java.

You will learn the concepts behind web scraping that you can apply to practically any web page (static AND dynamic / AJAX).

Course structure

We start with an overview of what web scraping is and what you can do with it.

Then we explain the difference in scraping static pages vs dynamic / AJAX pages. You learn how to classify a website in one of the two categories and then apply the right concept in order to scrape the data you want.

Now you will learn how to export the scraped data either as CSV or JSON. These are some popular formats that can be used for further processing.

Unfortunately many websites try to block scrapers or sometimes you just do not want to be detected. In the section going undercover you will learn how to stay undetected and avoid getting blocked.

At the end of the course you can download the full source code of all the lectures and we discuss an outlook to some advanced topics (private proxies, cloud deployment, multi threading ...). Those advanced topics are covered in a follow up course I am going to teach.

Why you should take this course

Stop imagining you can scrape data from websites and use the skills for your next web project, you can do it now.

  • Stay ahead of your competition
  • Be more efficient and automate tedious, manual tasks
  • Increase your value by adding web scraping to your skill set
Requirements
  • You should already be familiar with Java and Maven at a basic to medium level (the course will not show you how to setup Java, Maven or an IDE)
  • You should be familiar with HTML/CSS and know how to use your browser's developer tools
  • You should know about CSS selectors, though we use them for scraping static web pages
  • Prior knowledge of jQuery helps you getting started faster with Jsoup, though this is not required
  • You should know what a web API and AJAX is (basic level is enough)
Skills Course
$49
Docker, Apache Mesos & DCOS
Hours: 4.5
Lectures: 45

It’s been a few years since Marc Andreessen, the found of Mosaic and Netscape - coined the phrase software is eating the world. But indeed it is true today. , the idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is considered almost a cliché. No matter your industry, you’re expected to be reimagining your business to make sure you’re not the next local taxi company or hotel chain caught completely off guard by your equivalent of Uber or Airbnb.

Doing business in the 21st century means embracing a world where software quite literally powers everything—from televisions to cars, and from social media to banking systems.

In the mean time Software development has seen a paradigm shift in the last few decades.

From the beginning of computing era in the 1960s up to late 1990s, the software was built by relatively small teams. These teams used large monolithic software stacks to build relatively simple and smaller applications which were used by 1 to a few tens of people. These applications were deployed on a central network server which the users connected to via their terminals and used the application.

The current era is all about ubiquitous connectivity and ever increasing adoption of mobile computing. To cater to these demands - the modern mobile apps and web applications are reaching global scale and billions of users. These app and web applications are built by larger teams which are geographically distributed. They build those large applications by stitching together a collection of services, APIs or microservices.

These services use a variety of stacks and are independent of each other. The services run on clusters spanning thousands or tens of thousands of servers or nodes. And the consumers use these applications over the cloud and the public internet using their mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

Deployment, management and operationalizing these large complex infrastructures is a daunting task. Containerization of the apps and services help to simplify these tasks. But even containers leave A bulk of administration tasks for deploying the latest application code, upgrading the servers, mapping the service end points, etc. to the user and DevOps engineers.

Won't it be great if we were able to aggregate and combine all the computing power available to us in our datacenter and treat it as one large computer?

What if we had a smart operating system which could manage our entire data center just like Linux or MacOS or Windows can manage our personal computers. Whether we are managing two virtual nodes or 10,000 Of them - Wouldn’t it be nice just to instruct our collection of servers or our datacenter – hey datacenter I want to run a web application and a database? Here is the code – and here are the commands to run these applications – please figure out which nodes can run these applications; deploy them and run them. By the way, if any of those nodes die – please make sure you move my application to another healthy node so that the end users do not experience any disruption.
Then based on the requirement of a particular app, a scheduler can dynamically allocate resources to the application. This will make the whole system much more efficient. We will be able to free up resources and drive the utilization up. This methodology has all kinds of benefits from saved costs to more uptime of the application and less administrative overhead.

This is exactly what Docker, Apache Mesos, and DC/OS provide.

Docker is open source engine that can help you automate the deployment of applications inside software containers. Is was released in March 2013 and has been gaining popularity ever since. It has over 100 million downloads, and over 75000 applications are running as dockerized applications – that is a LOT!

Apache Mesos is an open source cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks.

Mesosphere DC/OS is an enterprise grade datacenter-scale operating system, providing a single platform for running containers, big data, and distributed apps in production.

DC/OS is built on the Apache Mesos core and provides newer technology including the native container-orchestration, Marathon application platform, intuitive user interfaces and much much more.

Knowledge and experience about Docker, Apache Mesos and DC/OS could be very valuable for your career. The latest stats and figures show some amazing numbers like jobs requiring these skill sets pay higher than most of the jobs posted on public job boards within the US and annual salaries for professionals could be as high as $120,000. That is the exact reason why you must enroll in this course and take your career to the next level.

As the title suggests – this course aims to provide you enough knowledge about Docker, Apache Mesos, and DC/OS so that you can run and operate your own data center using these components together. But specifically:

  • You will learn about containerization of apps, the plethora of benefits and leverages offered by containers and Docker.
  • You will also be able to able to install and run your Docker instances and run your containerized apps on it.
    With the prospect of making software deployment faster and increase user reach, you will be able to employ DC/OS to manage your data centers better.
  • You will learn about running your application and services within DC/OS in a load balanced manner.
  • You will be able to install new services and packages to deploy complex applications within your DC/OS cluster
  • You will learn about administrative tasks and operational utilities you can use to manage your DC/OS cluster.
  • Using Docker, Apache Mesos & DCOS you will be able to make your business operations effective and efficient. These tools will result in optimized resource utilization, automated self-healing and scalability and ultimately real and tangible cost savings.
  • With more effectiveness and efficiency, in turn, you will be able to muster depth, scalability, and expanse in your software/ App projects.
Skills Course
$99
Mastering Java Swing
Hours: 6.5
Lectures: 26

In this course, you will adopt techniques to help you build a graphical user interface, more specifically a GUI, with the Java programming language and SWING library. For the development of a graphical user interface, the most important are the operating systems Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows. Thanks to them, the graphical user interface succeeded in completely replacing previously impractical textual interfaces that were complicated for efficient use. The course is split into four sections. In the first part of the course you’ll have the chance to find out what a Graphical User Interface is and when it’s used. After this, you’ll also learn everything you need about its AWT and SWING libraries. The second section is dedicated to the basics of SWING components. You’ll get a complete picture of the classes JLabel, JButton and JTextComponent, but also about what and how simple and stylized control texts are used. You’ll also get acquainted with other classes such as JToggleButton, JDialog, JColorChooser and JFileChooser. You’ll be trained to print text as well as handling SWING controls using the NetBeans GUI Builder. The third section will focus on SWING events. During these lectures, you’ll see how to create event classes and interfaces for their listeners. After that, you’ll be looking at a lesson that’ll talk about connecting to the MySQL database through NetBeans. You’ll then work on SWING's competing programming, while the last part of this study unit will deal with the use of actions and JSwing timer classes. Finally, through the final section you’ll deal with advanced SWING components, that is, by using focus and linking controls, as well as connecting through binding methods.

Requirements?

  • Good knowledge of Java Standard Edition
  • Knowing the MySQL would be helpful
  • HTML and CSS


Skills Course
$149
Starting with Git & GitHub
Hours: 2.5
Lectures: 20

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.

Skills Course
$49
Angular 2 Crash Course with TypeScript
Hours: 4
Lectures: 73

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

  • Understand Angular 2 and how it can help you as a developer
  • Code an Angular 2 project with an online IDE
  • Get to grips with Angular 2’s many powerful features
  • Improve your UI/UX design and development skills
  • Discover what’s new in the latest version of Angular

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.

You don’t need any Angular 1 or UI experience to take this course, although if you’re familiar with creating web UIs with normal JavaScript tools (jQuery, Bootstrap, etc.), or object-oriented scripting languages like Java, C#, Python etc., you’ll already have a head start.

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

Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications. It’s a structural framework that allows you to use HTML as your template language, and is JavaScript based. It has many high-power features like data binding and dependency injection that eliminates huge chunks of coding for the developer, making the process much more efficient and streamlined. It’s mostly maintained by Google and a wide network of users. Angular 2 is the latest version of the framework, first released in September 2014.

Skills Course
$99
HapiJS Crash Course
Hours: 6
Lectures: 50

From this course you will learn...

  • Introducing you to hapiJs and getting you familiar with the basics.
  • What is hapiJs?
  • Why use hapiJs?
  • Comparing hapiJs with express
  • When you should and shouldn't use hapiJs
  • How to build an API and website parts of the application
  • We also cover more advanced concepts such as ·
  • Debugging with node inspector
  • Composing your server with Glue
  • You're going to learn all of this And So Much More!
Requirements
  • You should already be familiar with Javascript and NodeJs in general
  • You should know about HTML and CSS and probably have heard of Twitter Bootstrap
  • This course will NOT show you how to setup your development environment (IDE, NodeJs, Git, etc.)
  • Prior knowledge to a NoSQL database like MongoDB and RethinkDB is helpful but not required
  • Windows, Mac, or Linux PC
Skills Course
$99
Starting with JSON
Hours: 1
Lectures: 15

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.

Skills Course
$29
Starting with REST API's
Hours: 1
Lectures: 14

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.

Before taking this course, a student should ideally (but not absolutely) have:A at least a modest knowledge of HTML, web server use and configuration, and JavaScript. Ideally, the student should be familiar with creating servers with nodeJS. If the student has only some, or even none of these skills, he/she will still benefit from this course greatly, but may need to pause a video in progress to perform some additional background research. This is encouraged, as it'll only make for a better overall experience and net benefit.

  • NO REST EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!!!


Skills Course
$29
Professional RESTful API Design using Python Flask
Hours: 4.5
Lectures: 37

This course will teach you how to build a professional API platform using pure Flask, without any supplemental libraries, so that students can learn the fundamentals of RESTful API design.

In today’s world, dominated by gorgeous JavaScript user interfaces and mobile applications, the ability to build a scalable and well architected API is key to be able to supplement those applications and ensure that clients and servers communicate with the proper interfaces.

The course covers the basic concepts of the RESTful API pattern and then goes into detail and step by step building an API platform that will cover the six constraints of the architecture. Students will learn the industry-standard and will follow best practices for API architectures.

At the end of the course students will be able to design, architect and build their own RESTful API platforms, and with the deep understanding of the laws governing APIs, can go ahead and try out the API libraries available for Python and Flask, knowing the fundamentals and the advantages of using them.

If you already know the basics of Flask and you are interested in how to design, architect and build an API platform, this is the course for you.

The course is divided in 2 sections:

  • Introduction which covers all the concepts necessary to understand what is a RESTful API and its six constraints
  • A step by step explanation building a Pet Store API that will include an authentication layer, a Store endpoint and a Pet endpoint as well as search functionalities

Join this course and continue your path to becoming a professional backend web developer!

Skills Course
$99
Ruby Programming Fundamentals
Hours: 5.5
Lectures: 52

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

  • Gain a working knowledge of how to use Ruby
  • Understand Ruby programming fundamentals
  • Learn the language's syntax, functions and key features
  • Complete a challenging practical project after each module

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!

About Ruby

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.

Skills Course
$99
Firebase Firestore for Android
Hours: 25
Lectures: 121


Skills Course
$149
Kotlin for Android Crash Course
Hours: 22
Lectures: 101

Welcome to the world's most comprehensive course on Kotlin for Android development. Whether your a developer coming from Java, or have NO Android experience, we start from the ground up and teach you everything you need to know how to build apps using Kotlin.

the course will teach you everything about developing with Kotlin, working with interface builder and all the SDK's you actually need to build apps.

This course is for absolute beginners with no coding experience

Skills Course
$149
Android N Crash Course
Hours: 25
Lectures: 121


Skills Course
$149
Firebase Firestore for iOS
Skills Course
$149