About this Course
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In this course, you will develop more advanced web application programming skills. You will learn how to control data read and write access using methods, publish and subscribe. You will learn how to access your database and server shells using command line tools. You will use the SimpleSchema system to validate data and generate input forms automatically. You will see a complete collaborative code editing environment, TextCircle, being built from scratch. At the end of this course, you will be able to: - use Meteor methods to control data write access - use publish and subscribe to control data read access - install and use advanced Meteor packages - add user accounts to your applications - implement complex MongoDB filters - use the MongoDB and meteor server shells - define data validations schemas using SimpleSchema - generate data input forms automatically using SimpleSchema In this course, you will complete: 2 programming assignments taking ~4 hours each to complete 4 quizzes, each taking ~20 minutes to complete multiple practice quizzes, each taking ~5 minutes to complete Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes...
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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week

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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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25 minutes to complete

Web Application Development with JavaScript and MongoDB: Course overview

Welcome to 'Web Application Development with JavaScript and MongoDB'! In this course we will be creating native mobile apps using Meteor.js, implementing social media features, such as following as well as writing and running unit tests on your JavaScript code. Finally you will set up your own server environment to run Meteor applications and you will implement the publish and subscribe data control model. I hope you enjoy the course! -Matthew ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading2 readings
Course outline10m
Grading and assessment information10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Prerequisite quiz4m
Clock
4 hours to complete

MongoDB, Meteor and reactive data

Welcome to the first module of 'Web Application Development with JavaScript and MongoDB!' In this module we will look at accessing MongoDB on the command line, we will understand how to check for valid returns from find queries and identify reactive data sources within the Meteor framework. Finally we learn how to use the Session object to store user data, understand variable scope and use iframes to create separate DOMs. Enjoy! ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
Video8 videos
TextCircle16m
Reactive data3m
Reactive sessions6m
Scope7m
Bootstrap it!9m
HTML preview11m
MongoDB, Meteor and reactive data summarym
Reading1 reading
Starter code10m
Quiz7 practice exercises
TextCircle4m
Reactive data4m
Reactive sessions4m
Scope4m
Bootstrap it!4m
HTML preview4m
MongoDB, Meteor and reactive data summary quiz20m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

User accounts, packages and methods

Welcome to the second module of 'Web Application Development with JavaScript and MongoDB!' In this module we will learn how to use the core user accounts packages, customise the user accounts UI using third party packages and search for and add packages to an application. We will also look at how to query MongoDB collections from the command line and learn how to control data write access using methods. Enjoy! ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
Video8 videos
User accounts6m
MongoDB shell8m
Customise the accounts UI11m
Who is editing? working with methods12m
Who is editing? UI10m
Improve the UI8m
User accounts, packages and methods summarym
Reading1 reading
Source code10m
Quiz7 practice exercises
User accounts4m
MongoDB shell4m
Customise the accounts UI4m
Who is editing? DB4m
Who is editing? UI4m
Improve the UI4m
User accounts, packages and methods summary quiz20m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Publish and subscribe model and MongoDB filters

Welcome to the third module of 'Web Application Development with JavaScript and MongoDB!' In this module we will use bootstrap icons and use the publish and subscribe model to control data read access. We will understand the concept of asynchronous execution and work with template data contexts and helper functions. Finally we will use packages to implement in-place content editing and use complex MongoDB filters. Enjoy! ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 11 quizzes
Video11 videos
More docs!8m
Docs in the DB7m
Using Session6m
Loading the new doc7m
Document list8m
Editable title8m
Controlling document access9m
Publish and subscribe9m
Final polish6m
Publish and subscribe MongoDB filters summarym
Reading1 reading
Source code10m
Quiz10 practice exercises
More docs!4m
Docs in the DB4m
Using Session4m
Loading the new doc4m
Document list4m
Editable title4m
Controlling document item4m
Publish and subscribe4m
Final polish4m
Publish and subscribe MongoDB filters summary quiz20m

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Section
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5 hours to complete

SimpleSchemas, autoform and code re-organisation

Welcome to the final module of 'Web Application Development with JavaScript and MongoDB!' In this module we will create a well organised application using special Meteor folders and we will organise templates into multiple files. We will also learn how to use the iron:router package to create multiple page applications and we will generate data entry forms automatically using SimpleSchema and autoform. Finally, we will validate user data automatically using SimpleSchema. Enjoy! ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 72 min), 3 readings, 10 quizzes
Video10 videos
Reorganising the code8m
Fixing bugs8m
Routing6m
Iron:router9m
Grid layout9m
Find and FindOne6m
Comment box15m
Comment list6m
SimpleSchemas, autoform and code re-organisation summarym
Reading3 readings
Learning outcomes10m
Source code10m
Final version of source code10m
Quiz9 practice exercises
Reorganising the code4m
Fixing bugs4m
Routing4m
Iron:router4m
Grid layout4m
Find and FindOne4m
Comment box4m
Comment list4m
SimpleSchemas, autoform and code re-organisation summary quiz20m
Clock
1 minute to complete

Summary

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Top Reviews

By KKOct 2nd 2017

manipulate application with multiple users is a really useful technical skills we should get, these courses contain how to add multiple users/documents/comments, that's really need to learn!

By ANFeb 23rd 2016

I really liked the course. Tha manner of teaching and the subject with all the details of "how to" are attention catchy. Unfortunately just had no time to complete it properly and in time.

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Dr Matthew Yee-King

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Computing Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

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About the Responsive Website Development and Design Specialization

This Specialization covers the basics of modern full stack web development, from UX design, to front-end coding, to custom databases. You’ll build foundational skills in a full range of technologies, including HTML/CSS, Javascript, and MongoDB, and you’ll learn to implement a reactive, multi-user web application using the meteor.js framework. We’ll also touch on more advanced topics, such as APIs, data visualization, and animation....
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