- No previous experience is necessary
I’m Nik Lever and I’ve been developing web apps for over 25 years. I know that trying to get started with programming can feel a little bit daunting - and so I am here to make that process easier for you. I've taught over 30,000 students.
Try and complete one lesson a day and you will have the basic building blocks necessary to make many web applications. In just two weeks you will have taken the first steps to entering the industry and enjoying a rewarding and fulfilling career.
What students say:
"This course really does start from the beginning. Just what I need. Great course so far!"
"A quick introduction to JS and coding, Is well explained and without wasting any time."
"Excellent pace and exercising! I had to quickly learn JS and this was the best tool to do that!"
"This is really good basic JS course. I can recommend this for all the beginners around the world."
"Your teaching method is a lot more interesting than what I've been receiving in my school. I finally understand about Json as well as revise my fundamental knowledge. Thank you."
"The instructor is very clear and concise with his information. It is easy to follow along and to learn the material!"
"It is a very good introduction to JS basic functioning, syntax and structure!"
Who this course is for:
- Front-end web-developers and designers wanting to add dynamic content to their web pages
After getting a degree in Graphic Design, I started work in 1980 as a cartoon animator. Buying a Sinclair ZX81 back in 1982 was the start of a migration to a full time programmer. The ZX81 was quickly swapped for the Sinclair Spectrum, a Z80 processor and a massive 48K of ram made this a much better computer to develop games. I developed a few games using Sinclair Basic and then Assembler. The Spectrum was swapped for a Commodore Amiga and I developed more games in the shareware market, moving to using C. At this stage it was essentially a hobby. Paid work was still animated commercials.
I finally bought a PC in the early nineties and completed an Open University degree in Maths and Computing. I created a sprite library ActiveX control and authored my first book, aimed at getting designers into programming. In the mid nineties along came Flash and the company I was now running, Catalyst Pictures, became known for creating games.
Since then the majority of my working life has been creating games, first in Flash and Director, as Director published the first widely available 3D library that would run in a browser using a plugin.
I've worked for the BBC. Johnson and Johnson. Deloitte, Mars Corporation and many other blue chip clients. The company I've run for over 30 years has won a number of awards and been nominated for a BAFTA twice, the UK equivalent to the Oscar.
Over the last 20 years I have been struck by just how difficult it has been to get good developers and have decided to do something about this rather than just complain. I run a CodeClub for kids 9-13 years old and I'm developing a number of courses for Udemy hoping to inspire and educate new developers. Most of my courses involve real-time 3d either using the popular Open Source library Three.JS or Unity. I'm currently having a lot of fun developing WebXR games and playing with my Oculus Quest.