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LIVE TRAINING

Design Patterns Bootcamp

Join Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson, co-authors of the industry’s “go to” book for learning design patterns, Head First Design Patterns, in a two-day course on the fundamentals of patterns. You’ll learn soup to nuts about patterns and everything you need to understand them and use them in your own code. You’ll also get a great overview of the object-oriented principles behind all patterns, and the foundational patterns from the Gang of Four.

Dates: Oct 24-25, 2018.

ONLINE COURSES

Foundations of Design Patterns

Design patterns are reusable solutions that solve the challenges software developers face over and over again. Rather than reinventing the wheel, learn how to make use of these proven and tested patterns that will make your software more reliable and flexible to change. This course will introduce you to design patterns and take you through seven of the most used object-oriented patterns that will make your development faster and easier. Elisabeth Robson and Eric Freeman, coauthors of Head First Design Patterns, join forces to provide an overview of each pattern and examples of the pattern in action. Featured design patterns include the strategy, observer, decorator, singleton, collection, state, and factory method patterns.

Available: Anytime to lynda.com and LinkedIn Training members

WickedlySmart ONLINE COURSES

Build the Game of Life

Welcome to Build the Game of Life, a project that takes you through building a generative, cellular automaton game from start to finish in a one page app using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This project is a great way for you to integrate your skills with markup, style and behavior by creating an interactive and dynamic application right in your browser. In this project we’ll make heavy use of the DOM, events, timing and simple logic to create a truly generative application.

Build a Generative Music Box

Welcome to Build a Generative Music Box. In this project we take inspiration from Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers’ Bloom application. You’ll build a web application, using JavaScript, that allows you to create generative, ambient music. With a small amount of code you’ll handle your mouse clicks, use the canvas for the user interface and graphics, and leverage the Web Audio API to create sound. You’ll also spend a lot of time on scheduling events in time and organizing your code. This project is a great way for you to practice programming in JavaScript by creating an interactive and dynamic application right in your browser.

How to Visualize Data with JavaScript

Welcome to How to Visualize Data with JavaScript. In this project, join Elisabeth Robson to learn how to incorporate data visualization into your web skills using simple JavaScript along with HTML and CSS. Elisabeth will take you through building an interactive visualization using data downloaded from NOAA, reading data into a web page, adding the data to an HTML table with JavaScript code, adding color to the visualization with JavaScript and CSS, and using a little jQuery to help make selecting and updating elements in the page easy.

At the end of the course you’ll have a fully functional and interactive data visualization of the NOAA data, and some new skills you can apply to your own data too.

How to Visualize Data with D3

Welcome to How to Visualize Data with D3. In this project, join Elisabeth Robson to learn how to incorporate data visualization into your web skills using HTML, JavaScript and the D3 data visualization library. Elisabeth will take you through building a visualization using data downloaded from NASA. You’ll learn how to use D3 to read data into a web page, select and create new elements, and position and style elements to generate a striking color visualization. Along the way you’ll learn from the ground up how to use D3: how data binding works, how to use methods to add attributes and style on D3 elements, and how to use scale functions to process data points as you build the visualization.

At the end of the course you’ll have completed a data visualization of the NASA data, and have some new skills you can apply to your own data too.

How to Visualize Data with R

Welcome to How to Visualize Data with R. In this project, join Elisabeth Robson to learn how to use the R programming language and RStudio to visualize data. Elisabeth will take you through building a visualization using data downloaded from the US National Weather Service. You’ll learn how to use R to read data from a CSV file, inspect and understand data and data frames, and use the plot() and ggplot() functions to create data visualizations. Along the way you’ll learn from the ground up how to use R and RStudio, including how to create and run an R script, basic R data types and values, how to create a scatter plot graph, how linear regression works, and how to install and use an R package.

At the end of the course you’ll have completed a data visualization of the weather data, and have some new skills you can apply to your own data too.

Learn JavaScript with Head First

These chapter videos are a great companion as you work your way through Head First JavaScript Programming. Each video walks you through a quick overview of what’s coming up in the next chapter, points out what to watch out for or take special note of as you work through the chapter, and what big ideas you should take away. Each video is just a few minutes long, and will help set the stage before you jump into the next chapter of the book.

Head First JavaScript Programming is a brain-friendly guide teaches you everything from JavaScript language fundamentals to advanced topics, including objects, functions, and the browser’s document object model. You won’t just be reading—you’ll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries, and interacting with JavaScript in ways you never imagined. And you’ll write real code, lots of it, so you can start building your own web applications.

We wrote the book: with over a 1,000,000 books sold, we’ve created some of the industries top-selling software & technology titles. We teach the experts: you find us teaching on today’s premier training sites, like Lynda.com and Safaribook’s Online, and we’ve created digital experiences for a small, but exceptional group of industry leaders and luminaries. Throughout it all, we’ve applied our wickedly smart philosophy to get you there faster with amazing results. How can we help you?

We wrote the book: with over a 1,000,000 books sold, we’ve created some of the industries top-selling software & technology titles. We teach the experts: you find us teaching on today’s premier training sites, like Lynda.com and Safaribook’s Online, and we’ve created digital experiences for a small, but exceptional group of industry leaders and luminaries. Throughout it all, we’ve applied our wickedly smart philosophy to get you there faster with amazing results. How can we help you?

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