Professional Learning Path Your Path to Becoming a Senior Web Developer!

Deep dive into JavaScript, the most popular framework React, Web performance, CSS, deploying websites, TypeScript, and functional JavaScript to become a professional web developer today.

Core Coursework

(take these in order)

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    Editor's Notes

    The professional path starts by gaining a deep understanding of the inner workings of the JavaScript language. Will’s course emphasizes in-depth knowledge and technical communication, two skills necessary for becoming a high-performing engineer.
  • JavaScript: The Hard Parts, v2

    Take your JavaScript to the next level. Gain an understanding of callbacks, higher-order functions, closure, asynchronous and object-oriented JavaScript!
    6 hours, 41 minutes CC
    JavaScript: The Hard Parts, v2
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    Editor's Notes

    Kyle’s course continues the in-depth exploration of JavaScript by reinforcing many of the foundational concepts covered in Will’s course while going deeper into topics like types, coercion, scope, and modules.
  • Deep JavaScript Foundations, v3

    Dive into JavaScript's core language features; types & coercion, scope & closure, and JavaScript's object-oriented system.
    10 hours, 32 minutes CC
    Deep JavaScript Foundations, v3
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    Editor's Notes

    The React course builds an entire real-world, modern application from scratch using a modern development workflow! Whether you’re writing pure JavaScript, Vue, or Angular, you should get a lot out of this course on how to build a real-world web application.
  • Complete Intro to React, v8

    Learn to build real-world apps with modern React 18.x+. You'll use the latest React features to build a complete app for browsing adoptable pets.
    5 hours, 50 minutes CC
    Complete Intro to React, v8
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    Editor's Notes

    Many JavaScript developers quickly jump into a framework before understanding the power and potential of Vanilla JS. Use Max’s course to understand why you might not need a framework.
  • Vanilla JS: You Might Not Need a Framework

    Explore Vanilla JavaScript, understand core concepts, work with the DOM API, handle events, and build a web application from scratch. Delve into advanced topics like SPA routing, web components, and reactive programming.
    5 hours, 52 minutes CC
    Vanilla JS: You Might Not Need a Framework
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    Editor's Notes

    Measuring and building high-performance websites is critical to being an effective professional developer. Not only will your content load faster, but it improves the discoverability of your websites and web apps.
  • Web Performance Fundamentals

    Learn to improve your core web vitals metrics like first contentful paint (FCP), largest contentful paint (LCP), and cumulative layout shift (CLS) in this course.
    3 hours, 50 minutes CC
    Web Performance Fundamentals
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    Editor's Notes

    An essential part of building a website is laying out the design. Jen teaches you to implement modern design techniques using Flexbox and CSS Grid.
  • CSS Grid & Flexbox for Responsive Layouts, v2

    Learn the essential CSS layout techniques for building responsive, beautiful websites. You'll use CSS Grid and Flexbox to build out real-world web layouts!
    5 hours, 49 minutes CC
    CSS Grid & Flexbox for Responsive Layouts, v2
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    Editor's Notes

    Eventually, you’ll need to deploy your code to the outside world, which requires an entirely different set of skills. There are many off-the-shelf deployment options, but knowing the basics of systems administration allows you to effectively communicate with the server team and make better decisions about your code.
  • Full Stack for Front-End Engineers, v3

    Learn what it means to become a full-stack engineer, and get hands-on with setting up your own server to build and deploy web applications from scratch!
    8 hours, 12 minutes CC
    Full Stack for Front-End Engineers, v3
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    Editor's Notes

    TypeScript has become a standard in many professional development environments. A fundamental understanding of TypeScript will give you the tools to work in and evolve large code bases.
  • TypeScript Fundamentals, v3

    TypeScript adds a powerful type system on top of your JavaScript to catch bugs before they happen and provides a superior developer experience for collaborative teams.
    4 hours, 27 minutes CC
    TypeScript Fundamentals, v3
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    Editor's Notes

    Functional programming with tools like map/reduce/filter, pure functions, and immutability allows you to write more predictable and bug-free code.
  • Functional JavaScript First Steps

    Learn core functional programming course and code everything with pure functions, learning recursion, higher-order functions, closures, and function composition.
    3 hours, 54 minutes CC
    Functional JavaScript First Steps
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    Editor's Notes

    The optional courses below will help you get to know your tools better and improve your design skills. Visual Studio Code is today’s most popular code editor for web developers. Chrome Dev Tools have a ton of features most developers aren’t using. Plus, designing and using SVG are skills that can go beyond code and give you more autonomy over your work.

Elective Coursework