The overall aim of the course is to enable you to confidently build all different types of application using the MEAN stack.
To do this, the course is divided into four sections, each section focusing on a different goal. The four sections all work together building a full application, with an overall outcome of showing how to architect and build complete MEAN applications.
The breakdown of sections looks like this:
- By the end of section one you will be able to set up a web-server using Node.js and Express, to listen for requests and return responds.
- By the end of section 2 you will be able to design NoSQL databases and work with MongoDB from the command line and from Node and Express.
- After section 3 you will be able to design and build robust REST APIs using Node.js, Express and MongoDB, following industry best practices.
- By the end of section four you will be able to build high quality AngularJS single page applications (SPAs), following industry best practices.
- When you have finished with section five you will able to add authentication to the MEAN stack, enabling users to log in and manage sessions.
This is really awesome. Simon (instructor) takes a great deal of time to explain various things about the code which makes sure we understand everything. There are no shortcuts anywhere or copy-paste of code. A lot of effort is taken to type every single line of code during the lessons and all the concepts are explained in depth. Thank you Simon for this wonderful course.
Along the way there are various activities, so you can be has hands on as you like. You'll get the most out of the course if you follow along and code as you go, but if you want to speed through it the source code is supplied with each video (where relevant).
What are the requirements?
- You will need a text editor (like Sublime Text) or IDE (like Webstorm)
- You will need a computer on which you have the rights to install new software
What am I going to get from this course?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Architect MEAN stack applications from scratch
- Design and build RESTful APIs using Node.js, Express and MongoDB
- Create and use MongoDB databases
- Develop modular, maintainable Single Page Applications using AngularJS
With this course you will also get:
- Five tests with a whole bunch of questions about all of the technologies
- A discussion forum where you can ask questions if you get stuck or something doesn't work
- Links to download the source code and a GitHub repo
- Several activities to complete
- A certificate of completion when you've done all of the sections and passed all of the tests
What is the target audience?
I learned so much from the very first videos. He goes in depth without overwhelming you or assuming any knowledge beforehand without at the same time pulling any punches or babying his audience. I'm enjoying this so far!
- What if I have questions during the course?
- Inside the course there is a discussion forum when you can ask questions, and see what conversations others have already had. The course instructors get notifications of new questions and you'll normally get a response within one working day.
- Is this Angular 1 or Angular 2?
- This course uses the latest stable version as of mid-2016, which is Angular 1.5.
- Will I be tested as I go through the course?
- Yes, we have a quiz per section in which you must score 75% or higher for it to be considered a pass.
- Can I get a certificate?
- Yes. If you complete the whole course you will be issued with a certificate to save, print, add to your LinkedIn profile and generally show off on social media! To complete the course you must have seen all of the video lessons, opened the links to the downloads and activities and scored more than 75% on each of the five tests.
Tamas Piros is a full stack web developer turned technical trainer and curriculum developer. Tamas has a decade of experience working with large, prestigious multinational telecommunications and media organisations such as Verizon, Panasonic and the BBC. Throughout his career Tamas has delivered training classes all over the world to both technical and non-technical audiences.