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Building Functional Prototypes using Node.js


Learn the basics of back-end web development as you create a simple web application server using Node.js.

About this course

In this course, you'll learn all about back-end web development so that you can turn a basic web app prototype into something that can store live data. We'll cover the basics of Node.js so that you can write JavaScript code to build the back-end of your app, as well as the basics of SQL and SQLite to write queries to work with a database. By the end of this course, you'll have a functional web app prototype that can be accessed on the Web.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between front-end and back-end within the context of web app development
  • Create a back-end web server using Node.js
  • Understand the uses and types of databases and DBMSs
  • Construct SQL queries to perform CRUD operations on a database
  • Deploy a web app on Azure

What you'll learn

  • Web server basics
  • HTTP and web routing
  • SQL basics
  • Database querying with SQLite
  • Azure deployment

Prerequisites

DEV284x or basic knowledge of HTML and CSS DEV279x or an understanding of programming basics, preferably in JavaScript

Course Syllabus

Module 1 – Intro to Back-End Web Development

Module 2 – Building a Web App Server using Node.js

Module 3 – Working with a Database

Module 4 – Deploying a Web App on Azure

Meet the instructors

Bre’Ana Deen

Bre’Ana Deen

Content Developer
Microsoft

Bre'Ana Deen is a Content Developer at Microsoft Learning. She has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and started her career at Microsoft as a software engineer. Her passion for teaching led her to Microsoft Learning where she focuses on computer science courses for new programmers. She also teaches computer science at a local high school outside of work.

  1. Course Number

    DEV280x
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  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    Total 15 to 20 hours
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