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This course picks up where Harvard College’s CS50 leaves off, diving more deeply into the design and implementation of web apps with Python, JavaScript, and SQL using frameworks like Flask, Django, and Bootstrap. Topics include database design, scalability, security, and user experience. Through hands-on projects, students learn to write and use APIs, create interactive UIs, and leverage cloud services like GitHub and Heroku. By semester’s end, students emerge with knowledge and experience in principles, languages, and tools that empower them to design and deploy applications on the Internet.

Table of Contents

Git

  1. Watch Lecture 0 on or after Fri 9/6.
  2. Attend section on Mon 9/9 or Wed 9/11.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.
  4. Work on Project 0.

HTML, CSS

  1. Watch Lecture 1 on or after Fri 9/13.
  2. Attend section on Sun 9/15 or Mon 9/16.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.

Flask

  1. Watch Lecture 2 on or after Fri 9/20.
  2. Attend section on Sun 9/22 or Mon 9/23.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.
  4. Work on Project 1.

SQL

  1. Watch Lecture 3 on or after Fri 9/27.
  2. Attend section on Sun 9/29 or Mon 9/30.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.

ORMs, APIs

  1. Watch Lecture 4 on or after Fri 10/4.
  2. Attend section on Sun 10/6 or Mon 10/7.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.

JavaScript

  1. Watch Lecture 5 on or after Fri 10/11.
  2. Attend section on Sun 10/13 or Mon 10/14.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.
  4. Work on Project 2.

Front Ends

  1. Watch Lecture 6 on or after Fri 10/18.
  2. Attend section on Sun 10/20 or Mon 10/21.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.

Django

  1. Watch Lecture 7 on or after Fri 10/25.
  2. Attend section on Sun 10/27 or Mon 10/28.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.

Testing, CI, CD

  1. Watch Lecture 8 on or after Fri 11/1.
  2. Attend section on Sun 11/3 or Mon 11/4.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.
  4. Work on Project 3.

GitHub, Travis CI

  1. Watch Lecture 9 on or after Fri 11/8.
  2. Optionally attend office hours.
  3. Work on Final Project.

Scalability

  1. Watch Lecture 10 on or after Fri 11/15.
  2. Attend section on Sun 11/17 or Mon 11/18.
  3. Optionally attend office hours.