Software Development and IT - Complete Guide To Key Concepts
What you'll learn
- Get an overview over key concepts of modern, professional software engineering and development
- Learn what an API is, how websites and other apps are using APIs and how an API is built
- Find out what is a web app and how it is built, what are its components and how they interact
- Learn what are the basic programming concepts like programming language, framework, library, database, cloud and much more
- Understand the hottest trend in software development - containers with Docker and Kubernetes
- Understand basic metrics to measure application performance and reliability
- Learn how to scale production applications using different app architectural patterns
- See how developers collaborate with one another and understand the industry standard for codebase storage
- Learn what are some of the popular technologies used by different engineering roles
- Develop an intuition about the basics of software development process (SDLC)
- No IT or programming experience needed. You will learn from scratch about all the concepts
Are you an intern in IT, junior IT engineer or have been an engineer for a while but worked in your own silo? Or maybe you're a non-technical professional working in IT like PM or BA that would like to better understand software development projects (and you are looking for IT for non-IT type of course)?
This course is for you!
But wait, what if you don't work in IT yet but would like to get into the industry as either technical or non-technical professional? This course is perfect for you too!
Sometimes the most important problem is WHAT You should learn. If you don't know the key problems and concepts, then how can You learn about them? More importantly, how can You effectively prepare for conversations about topics You have got no idea about? Time for some answers!
Some areas of knowledge in IT are quite complicated - not only for a non-technical person. For me personally some subjects do take A LOT of effort to explore and become productive in. IT is intellectually challenging for everyone including people who might seem to be comfortable with it on the surface. It just takes time and dedication to internalise some things. And that’s ok. As long as we have the right attitude and growth mindset. My objective with this course was to make all of the curriculum topics presented in digestable form, from ground up. Nonetheless, you might still find some sections more challenging than others.
This course is the one-stop-shop for learning about all the different areas of software development. It is packed with key concepts and knowledge. Everything is visualised with animations. No time is wasted for excessive details or talking too broadly. The information you'll find here is useful to understand different kinds of IT projects and what is going on around them. Not least, to understand who is doing what.
Based on student feedback the course has been updated with helpful activities! You will write and execute your first line of Python code. Not only that, detailed explanation of what is happening will give you an insight into how programming language syntax is constructed. On top of that, there are 30+ quiz questions to help you persist learned concepts. Actually, you might even learn something new from the quizzes, as even incorrect answers describe and explain actual, real-world concepts.
Here is a partial list of the topics that are covered in this course:
popular programming languages
difference between software frameworks and libraries and popular examples
basic components of web applications and applicable terminology
types of data and databases
what is cloud and why is it such a big deal
how are applications put on the internet or what is deployment
application testing and types of tests
most popular technologies for some of those basic application components
what is application architecture and how to design it
how are engineers collaborating on the same codebase and what is GIT
what is containerisation and how modern software development teams leverage it
why is agile practically the only methodology used to develop software
how does scrum come into this
engineering roles responsible for different components of applications
most popular technologies specific engineers work with
I've made this course after delivering such training offline internally in the company I work for to a group of non-technical PMs. Some of whom only recently had joined IT. It was received so wall that other departments started asking for it too.
One of the participants told me: "I learned more about IT during those 3 hours than during my 3 years in IT. This should be available online".
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Who this course is for:
- People considering a career move into IT without the knowledge about software development
- Non-technical IT professionals wanting to expand their knowledge about all the aspect of software development
- Technical IT professionals like junior software engineers, testers, devOps and designers to bring it all together
- IT recruiters that want to better understand candidates' experience and match them to role descriptions with more confidence
- Curious people who want to learn about IT industry and different areas of expertise in it
- Beginner Python developers
- Beginner full-stack developers
- Beginner Frontend developers
- Beginner Java developers
- Beginner manual testers
- Beginner test automation engineers
- Beginner devOps
- Beginner data engineers
- Software project managers
- IT project managers
- IT business analysts
- IT product owners
Kamil is a software engineer specialising in web applications. Over the years he helped different clients build, test, deploy and maintain numerous applications in AWS, GCP and Azure clouds. He specialises in NodeJS backend development and likes to play around with Python and Go.
Kamil had originally joined IT as project manager. Fascinated by programming, he tried his hand at it and just had to continue learning. Eventually, he switched his career path to software engineering full-time and never looked back.
Kamil is also passionate about direct, clear communication. This comes through in his courses, where he strives to explain each concept in simple words and cut through technical jargon.