Fullstack developers are the Swiss Army knife of the code world. Having that title means you can produce end-to-end solutions hosted in the cloud, which is a highly marketable and agile skillset.
Web development is building websites and web applications like Facebook, Twitter, Nomadev's website you are viewing now or internal web portals within businesses. Web development has two disciplines: frontend and backend.
Backend is all the logic behind the scenes that supports your website: databases, user management, etc. It is what runs on a remote machine called server. There are many backend languages and frameworks. You will learn a popular suite provided by Microsoft: C# as the programming language, Entity Framework Core framework for database management and ASP.NET Core framework for building the back-end application.
The old days of development saw a big division between frontend and backend developers, but as businesses and organizations move towards continuous innovation, a fullstack developer is in high demand. If you can build an application from end-to-end, you're likely to catch the eye of organizations on the cutting edge of technology.
Anyone interested in, planning to learn, or already learning web development. No prior coding knowledge is required, although having some experience sure helps.
Create well-structured, appealing and responsive static websites with HTML and CSS.
Master the popular open source framework and create powerful applications that run everywhere.
Manage complex databases with Entity Framework Core.
Create powerful web applications that run on the cloud.
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HTML consists of a series of elements or tags, which you use to enclose different parts of content to make it act in a certain way or give it a specific meaning. The enclosing tags can make content into a hyperlink to connect to another page, display an image and so on.
In CSS, selectors are used to target the HTML elements on our web pages that we want to style. There are a wide variety of CSS selectors available, allowing for fine-grained precision when selecting elements to style.
Typography is the art of arranging letters and text in a way that makes the copy legible, clear, and visually appealing to the reader. Typography involves font style, appearance, and structure, which aims to elicit certain emotions and convey specific messages. In short, typography is what brings the text to life.
Everything in CSS has a box around it, and understanding these boxes is key to being able to create layouts with CSS, or to align items with other items. The Box Model defines how the different parts of the box — margin, border, padding, and content — work together.
Responsive design is the approach that suggests that a website should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. Not surpsingly, CSS offers powerful tools to achieve this, like Flexbox and Grid.
CSS Filters are a powerful tool that developers can use to achieve varying visual effects, like blur or color shifting. CSS animations make it possible to animate transitions from one CSS style configuration to another. Animations are a key element in maintaining the interest of a user in a website. Implemented carefully, animations improve the usability of a web page and provide useful visual feedback on user actions.
The principal goals of .NET Core is to offer multiplatform support, enable rapid development and upgrades, improve application performance and create simpler and smaller deployments. Packed with the powerful C# programming language, it is the most popular framework of 2020.
Before the days of object-oriented analysis and design, programmers thought of a program as just a sequence of instructions. The focus at that time was on structuring and optimizing those instructions. With the advent of the object-oriented paradigm, the focus changed from optimizing instructions to organizing a program’s data and functions into encapsulated sets of logically related data items and functions, called classes.
Dive into more advanced object-oriented programming concepts like static properties and methods, access modifiers and method overloading.
Inheritance allows you to define a new class that incorporates and extends an already declared class. An interface is a reference type that specifies a set of function members but does not implement them. That’s left to classes and structs that implement the interface. Both are core feautures of object-oriented programming and used extensively in .NET Core framework.
All the types used in the class declarations so far have been specific types — either programmer-defined or supplied by the language. There are times, however, when a class would be more useful if you could “distill” out its actions and apply them not just to the data types for which they are coded but for other types as well. Generics allow you to do just that.You can refactor your code and add an additional layer of abstraction so that, for certain kinds of code, the data types are not hard-coded. This is particularly designed for cases in which there are multiple sections of code performing the same instructions but on different data types.
When you start a program, the system creates a new process in memory. A process is the set of resources that comprise a running program. These include the virtual address space, file handles, and a host of other things required for the program to run. Inside the process, the system creates a thread, which represents the actual executing program. All the sample programs shown so far have used only a single thread and have executed sequentially from the first statement in the program to the last. There are many situations, however, where this simple model produces unacceptable behavior, in either performance or end-user experience.
In a relational database system, data is organized into nicely normalized tables and accessed with a simple but powerful query language: SQL. SQL can work with any set of data in a database because the data is organized into tables, following strict rules. In a program, as opposed to a database, however, data is stored in class objects or structs that are all vastly different. As a result, there's been no general query language for retrieving data from data structures. The method of retrieving data from objects has always been custom-designed as part of the program. LINQ, however, makes it easy to query collections of objects.
C# and .NET Core offer many powerful features that you may not need everyday but are useful to know. Some of them include reflection, attributes, events and nullable types.
You will learn how to create and change a database's structure via EF Core. Next you will learn how to access the database, reading data from database tables.
Changing data has three distinct parts: creating new rows, updating existing rows and deleting rows in a database table. Create, update, delete, along with read (which is query in EF Core terms) is often shortened as CRUD.
You will learn how EF Core configures itself when it's first used so that you know where and how to apply any of your own EF Core configurations. We will focus both on nonrelational and relational properties.
You will learn how to recognize what needs performance tuning, how to detect performance issues and all the things you can do to improve your EF Core code.
You will start by setting up your development environment and building your first application to get a general idea of how ASP.NET Core applications work. You will also dive into the middleware pipeline, one of the most important parts of configuration for defining how your application behaves and how it responds to requests.
In ASP.NET Core web applications, the final piece of middleware in the pipeline will normally be MvcMiddleware. This week you will start by looking at the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern to see the benefits that can be achieved through its use and learn why it’s been adopted by so many web frameworks as a model for building maintainable applications.
In the classic MVC design pattern there is only one model, which represents all the business logic for the application as well as how to update and modify the internal state. ASP.NET Core has multiple models, which takes the single responsibility principle one step further.
In ASP.NET Core, view are normally created using the Razor markup syntax, which uses a mixture of HTML and C# to generate the final result. Generally speaking, users will have two sorts of interactions with your app: read data that your app displays, and send data back to it. The Razor language contains a number of constructs that make it simple to build both cases.
Dependency Injection is a design pattern that helps you develop loosely coupled code. ASP.NET Core uses the pattern extensively, both internally in the framework and in the applications you build.
Most applications you will build with ASP.NET Core will require storing and loading some kind of data. Working with databases can be a rather cumbersome process. You have to manage connections to database, translate data from your application to a format the database can understand, as well as handle a plethora of other subtle issues. This complexity can be managed quickly and easily by using the Entity Framework Core.
One of the selling points of a web framework like ASP.NET Core is the ability to provide a dynamic app, customized to individual users. When you think about adding users to your application, you typically have two aspects to consider: 'authentication', the process of creating users and letting the log in to your app, and 'authorization', the process of controlling what users can view and do, based on the current logged-in user.
You will learn the process of publishing an ASP.NET Core application so that it can be deployed to a server, how to prepare a reverse proxy (IIS) to host your application and how to optimize your app so it is performant once deployed.