Getting Started as a Web Developer

We introduce you to your development environment including Sublime Text, Command Line, and Git for version control.
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48,110 students
Getting Started as a Web Developer
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (995 ratings)
48,110 students
Course Goal: Kickstart Your Development Environment
Basics of Version Control with Git
Basics of Command Line
Basics of Sublime Text

Requirements

  • All software discussed in lectures can be downloaded free on charge.
  • Command line tutorial assumes working on a computer with a Unix/Linux or related operating system (e.g. Mac OS X, Ubuntu, etc).
  • Git and GitHub Account (may be downloaded/installed/setup during course lectures).
  • Developer Tools lectures assume the use of Google's Chrome web browser.
  • Sublime Text 3 (may be downloaded/installed/setup during course lectures).
Description

So you’ve decided to make the jump into web development! Great decision! But where do you start?

In this course we’re going to be looking at how to get you started as a developer. We’ll get you set up with your environment. We’ll explore Sublime Text 3 as an editing tool, and we’ll also take a look at command line, which is a tool we’ll be using a lot as developers. Finally, we’ll also take a look at Git which is version control for our projects - essentially a way to make sure changes are being logged and we have good backup systems for our actual work.

Course Includes:

  • 15 videos with over an hour of lectures and explanations.
  • 10 external resource files.
  • 1 practice exercise to help you master Git workflows.

What You'll Learn:

Command Line - the primary way you'll interact with your project files and development environment.

  • Common Commands

Source Code Control - Git is a popular version / source control and code management system that will allow you to keep track of changes to the code you write.

  • Introduction to Source Control (Git).
  • Learn what Github is and how to use it.
  • Creating your first repository.
  • Pushing your files to Github.
  • Cloning a repository.
  • Updating files.
  • Organizing your files.
  • Additional Git resources.

Chrome Developer Tools - web authoring and debugging tools built into Google's Chrome web browser.

Sublime Text - the application you'll use to write code.

Who this course is for:
  • People who want to learn about web development.
  • New developers or those just getting their feet wet.
  • People who are interested in source code control with Git and GitHub and command line.
Curriculum
5 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 0m total length
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Command Line
  • Common Commands
  • Introduction to Source Control
  • Github
  • Your First Respository
  • Pushing your files
  • Cloning a Repository
  • Updating Files
  • Additional Git Resources
  • Exercise
  • Organizing Your Files
  • Chrome DevTools
  • Sublime Text
  • Course Conclusion

Instructor
Accelerates the learning of aspiring creative technologists.
RefactorU LLC
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        Based in Boulder, Colorado, RefactorU accelerates the learning and development of the world's aspiring creatives, makers, and technologists. RefactorU empowers individuals to reinvent themselves to meet the needs of today's technology-driven economy while building lifelong professional networks for the future. 

        RefactorU offers on-campus and self-paced courses in full-stack web application development, data science, and other 21st century skills. RefactorU's Instructors Include: 


        Chris Rolfs 

Chris is a game developer and designer with substantial experience in front and back-end web development as well as web and desktop game design and development. Chris is the current Instructor for RefactorU's online courses, and spends his daylight hours being a rockstar Front End Engineer at Facebook.