Have you ever been shopping online and thought to yourself 'wow, this site is great – nice design and user-friendly'? Online retail is just one example of the power of a web application. Come and acquire the skills to build your own web app. Maybe even put the power of a web app to use for a business idea.
Come and explore this hands-on opportunity to take an idea and put it into motion. You will find the energy in this course contagious as your instructor, Derek Jacoby, takes you on an exciting journey in web app development.
Note: Be prepared to be challenged in this face-to-face class and at home; homework required.
At the end of this 12-week dynamic course, you will be able to:
Identify how the internet and web apps work for business, basics of servers and an understanding of global availability;
Discuss how and where to run marketing campaigns;
Describe customer acquisition and search engine optimization;
Use freely available web and cloud technologies;
Use analysis tools;
Practice front-end web development, using modern production environments, tools and mobile friendly technologies;
Build a front-end web application;
Develop beautiful web designs that render on all platforms from cell phones to PCs;
Explain how databases and cloud technologies work to make web apps run; and
Describe and build a back-end web application which uses cloud-based UI services to provide functionality such as maps, an online store, speech recognition, etc.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $60 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.