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Web Application Development: Basic Concepts

University of New Mexico via Coursera


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:

Taught by

Greg Heileman and Manel Martínez-Ramón


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  • Xenofon Karagiannis completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Web Application Development: Basic Concepts is a really great introductory course to Web Development. It could be Web Development 101! It tries to cover a very broad spectrum of Web Development and this is apparent right from the syllabus. You get…
  • Kajal Patel
    I am a student of class 12 . After 12 I will apear BA but I am interested in computer courses Mobile programming , web designing,and affiliate marketing

    I want to learn web designing to basic.

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