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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Web Application Development: Basic Concepts by University of New Mexico

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About the Course

This is the first course in a Coursera Specialization track involving Web Application Architectures. This course will give you the basic background, terminology and fundamental concepts that you need to understand in order to build modern full stack web applications. A full stack web developer is familiar with each "layer" of the software technologies involved in a web application, including data modeling and database technologies, the web server environment and middleware components, network protocols, the user interface and basic visual design and user interaction concepts. In this course we will learn by doing. We will start by learning the major components of web application architectures, along with the fundamental design patterns and philosophies that are used to organize them. You will build and continually refine a fully functional full-stack web application as we progress through the modules in this course. Along the way you will be exposed to agile software development practices, numerous tools that software engineers are expected to know how to use, and a modern web application development framework. This course is also available in Spanish. To join the Spanish version, visit this page: https://www.coursera.org/learn/apliweb....

Top reviews

ZS
Dec 28, 2016

Very good introduction, with clear explanations and excellent examples! If you are new to web apps, this is a great choice to get started!

JR
Jun 30, 2016

I have enjoyed this course so far more than others like it that were similar. I look forward to finishing it.

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By Emilson A V

Sep 28, 2016

Very, very interesting course. Clear lessons and nice new concepts.

By Rahul S

Sep 15, 2017

This was a great experience...!!!

By dario

Apr 6, 2017

i like this course!

By Priya P V

Sep 27, 2016

Enjoying the course

By Gervasio L

Jun 15, 2017

Muy bueno!

By Joseph C

Jun 23, 2016

This course has amazing breath. Most other specializations are organized chronologically (i.e. Course 1: Learn Ruby, Course 2: learn about databases with rails, Course 3: Learn about HTML,CSS, JS, etc.) But this introductory course describes everything that goes into making web applications, from front end to back end and compares ruby on rails to the other major frameworks. If you're just trying to get started learning WebApps, as I was, this is very useful.

The reason I couldn't give it 5 stars was that there weren't very useful assignments. You learn programming best from doing projects. In this course, there were a few quizes (which aren't as nearly as useful as projects) and the only projects that existed were to simply follow the steps exactly as the professor did in his videos. I think that the makers of the course are 90% of the way to a top course, they just need to add in programming assignments for each week, where you don't just follow the professor. I learned a lot from this course, but without getting the programming projects and exercises needed to reinforce the understanding, it may be hard to retain some of the knowledge.

By raiz0 d

Jul 23, 2021

I​ was not given many options to ask for help, noris the course updated to current versions of the programs used. This led me to having to find alternative methods of completing coursework and actually understanding certain material