What you'll learn on the course
Approx. 3 weeks
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Along the way, you'll be using Promises to make a webapp come to life!Why Take This Course?
Every web developer needs to be able to work with asynchronous code. Network requests, browser events, web workers and just about every else about the web happens asynchronously.
We expect that students have built web apps in the past and they are familiar with the pitfalls of callback-heavy code. There is no HTML or CSS in this class.
- Using functions to return objects and other functions
- Basic understanding of scope and closures
- Reading and writing named and anonymous callbacks
- Array methods like .forEach and .map
- Ability to use GitHub to clone repos and checkout branches
- Comfort with command line tools
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.What Will I Learn? Projects Project 2: Public Transportation App You will build an application that allows users to select a departure and arrival train station, and see a list of trains, times, and durations. A default train schedule will be provided that should be used when the application is offline. If a network connection exists, the application will query an endpoint that provides information about all arrival and departure times. Syllabus Lesson 1 - Creating Promises
- Why Promises?
- Promises syntax and scope
- Simplifying common, useful methods with Promises
- Basic error handling
- Creating sequences of async work manually
- Advanced error handling
- Techniques for generating sequences of async work with array methods
Throughout the course (mostly in the second lesson), you'll be using Promises to load data into the Exoplanet Explorer app, which was designed to help people learn a little bit about planets around other stars.