1 hour







RefactorU LLC

We will also look at the basics of Coffeescript, a quick and powerful way to write Javascript.

Expected learning & outcomes

  • Course Goal: Learn how to improve development productivity with task runners and preprocessors
  • Use Sockets for real-time client-server communication
  • Use CoffeeScript to improve writing JavaScript
  • Automate multiple tasks using Grunt

    Skills you will learn

    Automation, Book Writing, Communication, Development, JavaScript, Python, Swift, Testing, Web Development, Writing

    About this course

    In this course we examine several technologies. The first is Grunt. Grunt is a task runner which is a way for us to implement a build system to handle writing our code in different languages, preprocessing, minifying our code, and doing unit testing -- all automated. We’ll also take a look at Coffeescript, which is a preprocessor for Javascript. It follows a lot of similar structures to Python and is very, very popular.

    Finally, we’ll discuss Sockets. Sockets are a way for us to open a constant connection between the server and the client. Normally when you make a request, the request goes up and then comes down with the data. With a socket, that request goes up and stays open, allowing the server to send data whenever it wants and the client to send data whenever it wants.

    So, we can make real time applications using sockets and we’ll take a look at how to implement a very simple system using socket IO.

    Course Includes:

    • 16 videos with over 50 minutes of lectures and explanations.
    • 6 external resource files.
    • 1 exercise to help you master advanced backend web development concepts.

    What You'll Learn:

    • Introduction to Grunt
    • Setting up Grunt with css-min
    • Uglify JS files
    • Setting up custom tasks
    • Watching files
    • Basics of CoffeeScript
    • If Statements
    • Ternary
    • Loops
    • Comments, Strings, and Interpolation
    • Introduction to Sockets
    • Scaffolding the project
    • Setting up Sockets
    • Communicating between connections
    • Additional Resources
    • Exercises
    • And More!


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