Intro to Backend

Online Course

Intro to Backend

What is the course about?

Intro to Backend
The course Intro to Backend 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 a selection of material from our larger Web Development course.

Course description
  • Intro to Backend
  • 3 weeks
  • Starting Out with Web Serving Technology
  • This course presents an overview of a variety of Web backend topics: handling user input, producing templated output, storing information in databases and data stores, and building systems with secure user accounts.
  • Forms and Inputs
  • Templates
  • Databases
  • User Accounts & Security
  • How do web sites handle user input?
  • Build HTML forms and the validation and escaping logic needed to handle user input correctly.
  • How do web sites produce neatly formatted output for users to see?
  • How do web sites store data?
  • Use both SQL databases and the Google App Engine datastore in this program.
  • What’s a cookie and what does it have to do with logging in a user?
  • How do web sites use cookies, passwords, and other components to provide security?
  • You have a basic working knowledge of the Python programming language, which will be used in this course.
  • If you’re looking to learn or refresh your knowledge of Python and programming, take a look at our courses Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Foundations with Python.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • You want to build Web services and want a place to start. This course gives you the foundational knowledge to do just that.

Prerequisites & Facts

Intro to Backend

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

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



Degree & Cost

Intro to Backend

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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