Building RESTful API's with Flask

Released Aug, 2019

Regardless of platform, you will need to build APIs to serve data between different client applications and endpoints. Good APIs are a necessity for web and mobile projects, especially with the modern, mobile-first approach to development. This course delivers the fundamental knowledge required to enable highly connected interactions between applications via RESTful APIs. Follow along with Bruce Van Horn and learn how to quickly build, secure, and test an effective RESTful API using Python and Flask, the Python microframework. Find out how to use Flask with Python to approach database access, authentication, and other common tasks. Plus, learn about a few key plugins that make using Flask even easier.

Hands On Application Development with React & Bootstrap

Published Jan, 2019

React is one of the most popular front-end JavaScript library for interactive web applications. Bootstrap 4 is a free HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework that allows developers to build responsive, mobile-first websites. Integrating Bootstrap with React allows web developers to write much cleaner code, thus reducing the time spent on the frontend. In this course, the author, Bruce Van Horn, will help you gain a thorough understanding of the Bootstrap framework and will show you how to build impressive web apps. You will build a website with UI elements such as image galleries and custom pricing/shopping tools along with Bruce. He will show you how to use HTML, ES6, CSS, React, and Bootstrap 4 to build your own dynamic website. By the end of the course, you will be able to build real-time responsive web apps using React and Bootstrap and will have learned to use the ES6 Syntax.

C# Essential Training: 1 Syntax and Object Oriented Programming

Published Jan, 2018

Get started in Microsoft application development by learning C#. Fast, capable, and productive, C# combines the best features of C++ and Java—with none of the reference counting or performance concerns. We've broken our C# Essential Training course into two parts, so you can focus on the language features you need to learn most. This part teaches the essential components of the syntax, including variables, strings, operations, classes, and methods. Follow along with instructor Bruce Van Horn, and learn how to build a class inside a reusable library, which is then consumed by a simple user interface. Plus, learn about encapsulation, inheritance, and the extension methods that make C# a great object-oriented programming language. This course is your first and best resource for programming with C#—the simple, modern, and popular choice for Windows developers.
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C# Essential Training: 2 Flow Control, Arrays, and Exception Handling

Published Jan, 2018

Get started in Microsoft application development by learning C#. Fast, capable, and productive, C# combines the best features of C++ and Java—with none of the reference counting or performance concerns. This course is the second half of C# Essential Training, which covers slightly more advanced techniques such as testing code, storing data in arrays and collections, processing lists with LINQ, controlling program flow, and handling exceptions. Get an introduction to unit testing, as well as flow-control mechanisms such as if-else and switch statements, logical operators, and loops. Find out how to run your projects, debug exceptions to understand why code is interrupted at runtime, and handle those exceptions with catch statements. Plus, learn how to create and manage packages of compiled code with NuGet, manage application logs with NLog, and produce a final build.

Learning Python with PyCharm

Published Jul, 2017

Learn Python programming with PyCharm, the cross-platform IDE that "takes care of the routine." Get your development environment set up correctly with instructor Bruce Van Horn's step-by-step guidance, and explore PyCharm's first-rate text editing tools. Learn how to improve your code quality with Lens Mode and Intentions, refactor and debug code, and perform unit testing with the PyCharm test runner. Then dive into working with SQL databases. Lastly, learn how to integrate Python with web projects that include HTML and JavaScript, and create a project with the Flask microframework.

Visual Studio for Mac

Published Jan, 2019

C# on a Mac? Yes, with Visual Studio for Mac, C# programming is possible on macOS. While there are many differences from the classic Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac is as fast, expressive, and capable as its Windows counterpart. This training course provides a basic introduction to the C# syntax and Visual Studio for Mac IDE, in project-based lessons that help you create re-usable code libraries, and then use them to build command-line and desktop applications. Instructor Bruce Van Horn shows how to install Visual Studio for Mac and introduces the core elements of C#—classes, variables, methods, namespace, auto properties, encapsulation, and constructors—while building a reusable class library. He imports the library into a .NET Core command-line app, and then shows how to use arrays, lists, loops, and random numbers to enhance the application. In the final chapter, Bruce uses the same library to build a native macOS desktop app, creating a UI with the Xcode Interface Builder and wiring event handlers from the UI to classes in the library. Each project builds on the last, resulting in a fun and user-friendly Dungeons and Dragons-style character generator.

Unity 5: Network Gaming

Published Mar, 2017

Adding a multiplayer component can enhance a game's overall playability—not to mention its staying power in the marketplace. In this course, boost your network development skills and discover how to use Unity 5 to add multiplayer network components to your games. Bruce Van Horn starts by covering a little network game theory, and then dives into the creation of a multiplayer tank combat game. Learn how to adapt this classic game concept into a network-playable LAN game that can be played over the Internet. Along the way, learn about setting up the Network Manager, adding health indicators, fragging the enemy, and more.