Course Description

CS50’s Web Programming with Python and JavaScript is an online course offered by Harvard University that focuses on teaching students how to build dynamic and interactive web applications using Python, Django, Flask, SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of web development, including both server-side and client-side programming, and how to integrate them seamlessly to create a full-stack web application. The course is divided into several modules, each covering different aspects of web development. The first module introduces students to the basics of web programming, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and how to use them to create static web pages. The second module covers server-side programming using Python and the Flask framework, including how to handle user input, create dynamic web pages, and work with databases using SQL. The third module focuses on server-side programming using Django, a high-level Python web framework that simplifies the development of complex web applications. Students will learn how to create models, views, and templates, and how to work with databases using the Django ORM. The fourth module covers client-side programming using JavaScript, including how to manipulate the Document Object Model (DOM), create dynamic and interactive web pages, and work with external APIs. Students will also learn how to use AJAX to make asynchronous requests to the server without reloading the page. The fifth module covers web security, including how to protect web applications from common attacks, such as cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. Students will learn how to implement authentication and authorization using OAuth, JWT, and other techniques. Throughout the course, students will work on several programming assignments and a final project, where they will apply the skills and concepts learned in the course to build a full-stack web application from scratch. Overall, CS50’s Web Programming with Python and JavaScript is an excellent course for anyone looking to learn web development from scratch or to expand their existing knowledge. The course covers a wide range of topics and provides hands-on experience with popular web development frameworks and tools. By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge needed to build their own full-stack web applications and to continue learning and exploring the world of web development. Author: Brian Yu, David J. Malan (edX Harvard CS50)