Web Essentials: Modern JavaScript Essentials

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Web Essentials: Modern JavaScript is a hands-on web development course geared for software developers who need to understand what JavaScript is and how to use it with today’s systems and architectures. You will learn javascript to expand your knowledge and skills in architecting and developing sophisticated web interfaces.

Learn javascript and get a balanced mixture of theory and practical labs designed to take you through the fundamentals of JavaScript to the use of tools and libraries, and ease the development of advanced web applications. You will hit the ground running, applying JavaScript to projects at both an architectural as well as a line-by-line coding level. You will leave this course armed with the required skills to design, implement, and deploy robust, flexible, and safe JavaScript-based applications to a foundational level.

This class is “technology-centric”, designed to train you in essential development skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with the soundest industry practices. This course is about 50% hands-on lab and 50% lecture, with extensive programming exercises designed to reinforce fundamental skills and concepts learned in the lessons.

In this Course, You Will Learn Javascript Fundamentals and How to:

  • Use Javascript within the context of web applications
  • Work with the different technologies that are the foundation for web applications
  • Work with the fundamental aspects of JavaScript in terms of web applications, security, tools, and frameworks
  • Effectively work with the newest advances in JavaScript such as ES6 and TypeScript
  • Develop code using conventions and optimal constructs for performance

Course Outline

Part 1: HTML

Lesson: HTML (Optional)

  1. Define HTML and review its history
  2. Look at XHTML and its relationship to HTML
  3. Identify HTML limitations and improvements
  4. Exercise: Working with HTML

Lesson: HTML5

  1. HTML5 Overview
  2. HTML5 Semantic Structure
  3. HTML5 Forms
  4. HTML5 Media Delivery

Exercise: Writing a Valid HTML5 Document
Exercise: Writing HTML5 Forms

Part 2: CSS

Lesson: CSS (Optional)

  1. Learn the basics of CSS
  2. Meaning of cascading in CSS
  3. Declaring CSS within your HTML page
  4. Creating styles in an external CSS file
  5. Control how to display and position HTML elements
  6. Overriding standard tag behavior
  7. Adding new classes
  8. Using custom classes in your page
  9. Exercise: Working with CSS

Lesson: CSS3 Overview

  1. What is new in CSS3
  2. The Advantages of CSS3
  3. Browser Support for CSS3

Exercise: Working with CSS3

Part 3: JavaScript

Lesson: JavaScript Basics

  1. JavaScript Defined
  2. Variables and Operators
  3. Flow Control and Conditionals

Exercise: JavaScript Basics

Lesson: Debugging Tools

  1. Using the strict mode and setting breakpoints
  2. Browser debugging tools
  3. Monitoring resource usage and performance
  4. Emulating devices Exceptions in JavaScript

Exercise: JavaScript Debugging

Lesson: JavaScript Functions

  1. Functions in JavaScript
  2. Invoking Functions
  3. Function Constructor
  4. Function Scope and Closures

Lesson: JavaScript Arrays, Math and Date

  1. JavaScript Literals
  2. JavaScript Arrays
  3. Working with Numbers and Dates

Exercise: JavaScript Built-in Objects

Lesson: JavaScript Event Handling and the DOM

  1. Events and Event Handling
  2. HTML Document Object Model
  3. Accessing the DOM
  4. Dynamically Working with the DOM
  5. DOM Challenges

Exercise: Using Events and the DOM

Lesson: Object-Oriented JavaScript

  1. JavaScript “Objects” and “Classes”
  2. Constructors and Prototypes
  3. Prototypes
  4. Extending Classes with Prototype
  5. Reusable, Flexible Classes

Exercise: Working with Classes

Part 4: Advanced JavaScript Topics

Lesson: ES6: The Next Step

  1. ES6 Defined
  2. ES6 Default and Rest Parameters
  3. IIFE and Closures
  4. ES6 Importing/Exporting Modules
  5. Arrays, ES6 Maps, and ES6 Sets
  6. Working Arrays with ES6
  7. Working Strings with ES6 Strings
  8. ES6 Constructs and Inheritance
  9. ES6: Getters and Setters

Exercise: Working with ES6

Lesson: TypeScript

  1. Strong Data Typing
  2. Compiling TypeScript to JavaScript
  3. TypeScript Datatypes
  4. TypeScript Classes and Interfaces

Lesson: Introduction to JSON and Ajax

  1. JavaScript Object Notation
  2. AJAX: Load Once and Change Data
  3. XMLRequestObject is at the Center
  4. Calling the Service
  5. The Callback

Exercise: Implementing JSON

Lesson: JavaScript Best Practices

  1. Code Conventions for the Lifecycle
  2. Resolving Shared Resources
  3. Constructs to Use
  4. Constructs to Avoid
  5. Memory Considerations

Lesson: JavaScript Scheduling, Execution, and Security

  1. Timers and Scheduling
  2. Execution Contexts
  3. Same Origin Policy and JavaScript
  4. Security Considerations

Lesson: HTML5 JavaScript API

  1. Cross-Domain Messaging
  2. Working with Web Storage
  3. Offline with Application Cache
  4. Geolocation: What, Why, and How

Exercise: Using the Web Storage API

Exercise: Using the ApplicationCache API

Part 5: Working with XML (Optional)

Lesson: XML DOM Mechanics

  1. HTML vs XML DOM
  2. Building an XML DOM
  3. Integrating XML into HTML
  4. XML Response Processing

Exercise: Loading XML Data into an HTML Page

Lesson: XSLT Applied

  1. XSLT in the Browser
  2. XSLT in Specific Browsers
  3. Sarissa Assistance
  4. XSLT Pluses and Minuses

Exercise: XSLT Transformations with Sarissa

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