My Start to Finish Review of the Seattle University Web Development Certificate – Weeks 10-13
Posted by Sara Reiner on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 3:07 PM PST
This completes the first two courses in the program: Foundations of the Web and Intro to Web Development.
I heard there are around 40 students enrolled in the program this quarter so they had to get a second classroom for the labs.
The first project was the classic problem FizzBuzz which I’ve heard of but never attempted previously. I was able to work it out pretty quickly.
We also read some articles about choosing a good domain for the Hosting and Servers course. Our project for the course was to host our Github pages URL on our personal domain by creating a CNAME and pointing it to our personal domain. My Github pages URL is now http://portfolio.charlessipe.com/
We also learned about some useful Unix commands to navigate the terminal. There was a “scavenger hunt” which consisted of using Unix commands to answer a list of questions.
The project for the week was to build a fortune cookie webpage that displayed a random fortune when you click the button. My project is live at http://portfolio.charlessipe.com/wats1020-dom-basics/
In the hosting course, we got acquainted with Digital Ocean. We set up a droplet, which is a private server, and cloned a Github repo into the droplet. You can log into your private server from the terminal using the command ssh root@. We also learned about generating a SSH key and adding it to Digital Ocean and Github so that you don’t have to enter your password when pushing Git commits.
The folks at Operation Code let me know about the Github Student Pack which is a collection of freebies and discounts for student developers. It includes a $50 credit to Digital Ocean which is pretty sweet.
This is a repost from Charles Sipe’s blog about his experience in the Web Development Certificate program at the School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University. We will post a snippet from his blog every month. Charles Sipe graduated from the program in Fall of 2016. Contact us to find out more about the certificate.