Full Stack for Front-Ends Part 2

Full Stack for Front-Ends Part 2 Full Stack for Frontend Part 1 Recap & Purpose


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Jem recaps the first 'Full Stack for Front-Ends to catch new attendees up to speed. Covered in v1 of this course were some basics like domains vs IP addresses, command line basics, how to create and manage a web server, how to create and deploy system for a Node app and building a basic web page. Jem also discusses the purpose and value of learning full stack.

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>> Jem Young: Let's do a recap of the first course. We learned how the internet works. We learned domains, and IP addresses. Domains are just a map to IP addresses. Yeah? All right, all right, okay, haven't lost anybody yet. We also learned how to love the command line. We learned that terminals aren't that scary.

[00:00:20] In fact, you can just take your mouse and just throw it out the window right now. I'll wait. Alright, welcome back. Don't throw out your mouse, but we're gonna do everything today in the shell. It's not sexy. It's not like, look at this cool thing I built. But it's that deep satisfaction knowing you built a server.

[00:00:39] And you built something that can run anything, cuz servers are the backbone of, well, most of the applications you use.
>> Jem Young: We also learned basic commands like ping, traceroute, vi. Anybody, what does ping do?
>> Speaker 2: Sends a ping request to the server?
>> Jem Young: Why do we use it?

>> Speaker 2: To see if it's up?
>> Jem Young: Yes, perfect. Traceroute, someone remind me. What does traceroute do?
>> Speaker 3: It shows the path that your request takes to get to the final server.
>> Jem Young: Yes, excellent answer. Why do we use it?
>> Speaker 3: I do not.
>> Speaker 4: Speed of the connection.

>> Jem Young: Not really, but it can help with that. You're on the right path. Anybody?
>> Speaker 3: Like to see where your outage is happening [CROSSTALK] down.
>> Jem Young: Yes. Great answer. Yes, exactly. If your server is not responding or you know your server is up but you don't know why you're not connecting to it, traceroute is an excellent tool in finding out which part of the layer, of the network layer is down.

[00:01:43] And vi, just want to remind me what vi is.
>> Speaker 5: Editor.
>> Speaker 6: Editor.
>> Jem Young: Excellent, alright. Someone got something. Mostly with vi, we learned what 1.2 million people on the internet do not know. We learned how to exit vi. It's a very common like, it's a very popular problem on Stack Overflow.

[00:02:01] Someone remind me, how do we exit vi?
>> Speaker 7: Saving or not saving.
>> Jem Young: Not saving, just exiting.
>> Speaker 7: Colon q?
>> Jem Young: Colon q, excellence. You're smarter than probably 1.3 million people now, so feel proud. We also learned how to create and manage your own web server. Hopefully, everybody managed to bring up the server in the first part.

[00:02:24] If not we're gonna bring up another one but, hopefully you did, cuz that's kinda the whole point of these classes. Servers. And you learned, you have your own sweet new server, maybe with your own domain name, maybe not. Maybe it's just a simple node server sitting there. It doesn't matter.

[00:02:38] Today we're gonna make it awesome. We learned how to create a deploy system with a for Node app. We used Gulp for that. But Gulp is just one of many tools we can use, we can use scripts. We can use, hell, we can use Python. We can use anything we want to deploy, because deploys are just a way of shipping code out into the world.

[00:02:55] We use Gulp because we do JavaScript, JavaScript is great. All right. We also built a very basic webpage. Very boring, there are at least 3 or 4 classes on Frontend Masters of people that are much smarter than me and much better designers on how to build a webpage.

[00:03:10] So I encourage you to take those, we learned how to put it in there, and just serve it down to the world. Just a quick hello world. So why full-stack? So in the year since my previous course, I think I've gotten, I don't know, 56 recruiter emails about full stack specifically, even though that's not what I do.

[00:03:30] I am a UI engineer. But we learn full stack, because it's an important skill set to learn. All the code you're gonna write, especially if you're building a web page, runs on a server, at some point. So it's good to know how these things work. And it's not that I wanna teach you rote, line by line, exactly like how to think and what to do.

[00:03:52] I wanna teach you why we're doing it, that's much more important, the why. I wanna make you know, and not just believe that this stuff works. Cuz a lot of stuff, you can just copy paste. You can Google, how do I do this? Copy-paste it, your server's up and running.

[00:04:05] But you won't know how to fix things. When you go off that paved road of unknownness, you made a typo, how do you know how to fix it if you don't know what you did? And that's what this course is all about. So I'm gonna go nice and slow.

[00:04:17] We're gonna start off fast, cuz we're gonna build a server. Everything we did in the first one, and then we're going to slow down, ask me questions. I promise you, I'm a UI engineer, I don't know everything. Most of the things we're gonna cover today, there's entire careers dedicated to it.

[00:04:32] So application security, just writing scripts and automating deployment, there's entire careers and professions that do just these one things. And all the tools we're gonna cover are fairly complex. If you want, in any given time, and you see something of a command line, just type man, for the manual page, we learned that last time.

[00:04:51] And you'll see, the myriad of options, so I promise I don't know what all those things do, not many people do. But it's there if you need it. But again ask a lot of questions, that's why you're here today.