Microsoft Offers Free Web Development Program for Beginners

By Sahil Bansal | Views: 1252

So, The software giant, Microsoft has released a free curriculum for total beginners to both programming and web development. The program called 'Web-Dev-for-Beginners' is hosted on GitHub with links to YouTube videos.
This is a 12-week long program that includes a 24 lesson curriculum that includes JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Each lesson has pre and post-lesson quizzes.

Curriculum Structure:

  • Optional sketch note
  • Optional supplemental video
  • Pre-lesson warmup quiz
  • Written lesson
  • For project-based lessons, step-by-step guides on how to build the project
  • Knowledge checks
  • A challenge
  • Supplemental reading
  • Assignment
  • Post-lesson quiz

With the help of this program, students will be able to work on real-world web development projects. Here are the concepts that students will learn

  • Introduction to Programming and Tools of the Trade
  • The basics of GitHub includes working with a team
  • Accessibility
  • JavaScript Data Types
  • Functions and Methods
  • Making Decisions with JS
  • Arrays and Loops
  • HTML in Practice
  • CSS in Practice
  • JavaScript Closures, DOM manipulation
  • Build a Typing Game
  • Working with Browsers
  • Building a form, calling an API, and storing variables in local storage
  • Background processes in the browser, web performance
  • More Advanced Game Development with JavaScript
  • Drawing to canvas
  • Moving elements around the screen
  • Collision detection
  • Keeping score
  • Ending and restarting the game
  • HTML Templates and Routes in a Web App
  • Build a Login and Registration Form
  • Methods of Fetching and Using Data
  • Concepts of State Management

You can enroll in the program on the official website.


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