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Introduction to Back-End Development

Meta via Coursera


Welcome to Introduction to Back-End Development, the first course in the Meta Back-End Developer program. This course is a good place to start if you want to become a web developer. You will learn about the day-to-day responsibilities of a web developer and get a general understanding of the core and underlying technologies that power the internet. You will learn how front-end developers create websites and applications that work well and are easy to maintain. You’ll be introduced to the core web development technologies like HTML and CSS and get opportunities to practice using them. You will also be introduced to modern UI frameworks such as Bootstrap and React that make it easy to create interactive user experiences. By the end of the course, you will be able to: - Describe the front-end developer role - Explain the core and underlying technologies that power the internet - Use HTML to create a simple webpage - Use CSS to control the appearance of a simple webpage - Explain what React is - Describe the applications and characteristics of the most popular UI frameworks For the final project in this course, you will create and edit a webpage using HTML and the Bootstrap CSS framework. Using a responsive layout grid, you will construct a responsive webpage containing text and images that looks great on any size screen. This is a beginner course intended for learners eager to learn the fundamentals of web development. To succeed in this course, you do not need prior web development experience, only basic internet navigation skills and an eagerness to get started with coding.


  • Get started with web development
    • In this module, you will learn about the different types of web developers and the roles and responsibilities of front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers. You will take a first look at the core technologies of HTML, CSS, and Javascript and explore the concepts that underpin how the internet works.
  • Introduction to HTML and CSS
    • In this module you will learn how to construct HTML documents and add basic styling and layout using CSS.
  • UI Frameworks
    • In this module you will learn how to use the Bootstrap framework to build responsive interfaces and the benefits of working with UI frameworks.
  • End-of-Course Graded Assessment
    • In this module, you will be assessed on the key skills covered in the Course.

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  • The "Introduction to Back-End Development" course offered by Meta on Coursera provided a comprehensive and insightful introduction to the world of back-end development. The course covered key concepts, technologies, and frameworks used in building robust and scalable server-side applications. The instructors delivered the content effectively, offering clear explanations and practical examples that enhanced the learning experience. Overall, this course is highly recommended for anyone looking to dive into back-end development and gain a solid foundation in this vital aspect of web development.

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