HTTP & Web Servers

Online Course

HTTP & Web Servers

What is the course about?

HTTP & Web Servers
The course HTTP & Web Servers is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

This course is intended for budding full-stack web developers to master the basics of HTTP, the protocol that underlies all web technology.

Course description
  • HTTP & Web Servers
  • 1 weeks
  • How does HTTP work?
  • In this course, you’ll explore HTTP directly, talking with web servers and browsers by hand. You’ll write and deploy low-level web applications in Python. And you’ll learn more about how HTTP connects with other web technologies.
  • Requests & Responses
  • The Web from Python
  • HTTP in the Real World
  • Explore HTTP by running a web server on your own computer
  • Interact with servers and browsers from the command line
  • Discover HTTP requests and responses, headers, status codes, and other features of the protocol
  • Write code that speaks HTTP both as a server and a client
  • Build Python code that accepts HTML form submissions, accesses web services, and constructs formatted responses
  • Connect your knowledge of HTTP basics with the rest of the world
  • Deploy services you’ve written so that other people can see them
  • Investigate web server capacity, cookies, security, and new developments in the protocol
  • This course is intended for students with a working knowledge of Python, HTML, and the Unix shell. A Mac, Windows, or Linux computer is required.
  • In this course, you will run commands on your computer using a Unix-like shell environment (command line). A basic familiarity with the terminal, working with files and command-line programs, and the git version control software will be very useful.
  • You will read and write object-oriented Python code using a text editor, and will read Python module documentation to learn about new modules. You will also write code that sends HTML to browsers, so a basic knowledge of HTML markup will come in handy. CSS and JavaScript are not required.
  • This course does not use a virtual machine (VM). You will be installing and writing software on your own computer. You will need a text editor and the ability to install software.
  • Elements of this course require communicating with web services including Github and Heroku.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • HTTP is the language of the web. Learning how it works is an essential step to becoming a web developer. It’s also incredibly handy for any developer, given the omnipresence of HTTP today.
  • This course focuses on the backend side of web technology, and at a relatively low level. By writing code that speaks HTTP directly, you will gain a greater understanding of how each piece of the web puzzle fits together.

Prerequisites & Facts

HTTP & Web Servers

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

HTTP & Web Servers

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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