Beginner · Professional Certificate · 3-6 Months
Intermediate · Course · 1-4 Weeks
Intermediate · Specialization · 3-6 Months
Beginner · Specialization · 3-6 Months
Intermediate · Course · 1-3 Months
Skills you'll gain: Back-End Web Development, Computer Programming, Computer Programming Tools, Data Analysis, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Software Engineering, Web Development
Intermediate · Guided Project · Less Than 2 Hours
Learning Node.js can help you create dynamic page content and real-time web applications. Unlike sandboxed environments like Java Applets and Flash, this platform is built for performance. It lets you build powerful applications, but it doesn't require you to write complex code. It also works well for building microservices, an architectural style that's gaining traction for its flexibility and agility. Learning Node.js prepares you to build scalable, fully managed serverless architectures, which are popular because they require minimal overhead while providing maximum agility.
Learning Node.js opens multiple career paths, including Node.js developers, back-end developers, full-stack developers, and open-source software engineers. Many people start their careers as front-end developers, moving into the role of senior developer after gaining a few years of experience. In this case, you could become a scrum master, team lead, or architect. You could also branch out into management roles, such as team or line managers, or you could create your own consulting business or startup.
Taking online courses on Coursera gives you the opportunity to learn Node.js and become proficient in using it. You can also explore the server-side of things, full-stack development, and building modern applications. You’ll have a chance to strengthen your skills in publishing a Node.js website or using full-stack web development and building skills in Jquery, front-end framework, SASS, and React.