Full Stack Web and Multiplatform Mobile App Development Specialization

Starts Jun 26

Full Stack Web and Multiplatform Mobile App Development Specialization

Build Complete Web and Hybrid Mobile Solutions

Master front-end web, hybrid mobile app and server-side development in five comprehensive courses.

About This Specialization

Learn front-end and hybrid mobile development, with server-side support, for implementing a multi-platform solution. The first two courses in this Specialization cover front-end frameworks: Bootstrap 4 and Angular. You’ll also learn to create hybrid mobile applications, using the Ionic framework, Cordova and NativeScript. On the server side, you’ll learn to implement NoSQL databases using MongoDB, work within a Node.js environment and Express framework, and communicate to the client side through a RESTful API. Learners enrolling in this Specialization are expected to have prior working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Ideally learners should complete the courses in the specified sequence. It is strongly recommended that the Angular course be completed before proceeding with the Ionic and Cordova and/or the NativeScript course.

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5 courses

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Projects Overview

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Front-End Web UI Frameworks and Tools: Bootstrap 4

    Upcoming session: Jun 26 — Jul 31.
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course will give you an overview of client-side web UI frameworks, in particular Bootstrap 4. You will learn about grids and responsive design, Bootstrap CSS and JavaScript components. You will learn about CSS preprocessors, Less and Sass. You will also learn the basics of Node.js and NPM and task runners like Grunt and Gulp. At the end of this course, you will be able to a)Set up, design and style a web page using Bootstrap 4 and its components, b) Create a responsive web page design, and c) Make use of web tools to setup and manage web sites. This course also includes an honors track that enables you to work on your own project developing a website using Bootstrap 4. Students enrolling in this course should have prior good working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  2. COURSE 2

    Front-End JavaScript Frameworks: Angular

    Upcoming session: Jun 26 — Jul 31.
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course concentrates mainly on Javascript based front-end frameworks, and in particular the Angular framework (Currently Ver. 4.x). This course will use Typescript for developing Angular application. Typescript features will be introduced in the context of Angular as part of the exercises. You will also get an introduction to the use of Angular Material and Angular Flex-Layout for responsive UI design. You will be introduced to various aspects of Angular including components, directives and services. You will learn about data binding, Angular router and its use for developing single-page applications. You will also learn about designing both template-driven forms and reactive forms. A quick introduction to Observables, reactive programming and RxJS in the context of Angular is included. You will then learn about Angular support for client-server communication and the use of REST API on the server side. You will use Restangular for communicating with a server supporting the REST API. A quick tour through Angular animation support and Angular testing rounds off the course. You must have either completed the previous course in the specialization on Bootstrap 4, or have a working knowledge of front end web-UI frameworks to be able to navigate this course. Also a good working knowledge of JavaScript, especially ES 5 is strongly recommended. At the end of this course you will: - Be familiar with client-side Javascript frameworks and the Angular framework - Be able to implement single page applications in Angular - Be able to use various Angular features including directives, components and services - Be able to implement a functional front-end web application using Angular - Be able to use Angular Material and Angular Flex-Layout for designing responsive Angular applications - Be able to use Observables and RxJS in the context of Angular applications
  3. COURSE 3

    Multiplatform Mobile App Development with Web Technologies: Ionic and Cordova

    Upcoming session: Jun 26 — Jul 31.
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course focuses on developing multiplatform mobile applications using the Web technologies (HTML5, CSS and Javascript). In particular we make use of the Cordova hybrid application framework to develop and target multiple mobile platforms with a single codebase. We make use of the Ionic framework (Ionic Ver 3.x), one of the most popular mobile application frameworks, that is built with mobile-optimized HTML5 and CSS based components and Angular. You will learn about UI development with Ionic and then using Cordova's modules to access the native mobile platform's capabilities from Javascript. You should have already completed the Bootstrap 4 and the Angular courses in this specialization before proceeding with this course. At the end of this course you will be able to (a) Build mobile applications targeting multiple platforms with a single codebase, (b) Leverage your HTML5, CSS, Javascript and Angular skills, and (c) Use various features of the Ionic framework to build hybrid mobile applications
  4. COURSE 4

    Multiplatform Mobile App Development with Web Technologies: NativeScript

    Starts August 1, 2017
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course focuses on developing truly cross-platform, native iOS and Android apps using NativeScript (Ver 3.x). The framework uses Angular, TypeScript or modern JavaScript to get truly native UI and performance while sharing skills and code with the web. You will learn about UI development with NativeScript UI and layout support and access the native mobile platform's capabilities from Javascript. You should have already completed the Bootstrap 4 and the Angular courses in this specialization before proceeding with this course. At the end of this course you will be able to (a) Build mobile applications targeting multiple platforms with a single codebase, (b) Leverage your Angular, TypeScript and Javascript skills, and (c) Use various features of the Ionic framework to build truly cross-platform mobile applications

Creators

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Although just 25 years old, HKUST has been repeatedly ranked the number 1 University in Asia, and the number 1 University in the world under 50 years old. HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world.

    HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world.

  • Jogesh K. Muppala

    Jogesh K. Muppala

    Associate Professor

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