Course Description

Full stack open is an online course designed to teach students the skills and tools necessary to build modern web applications using a full stack approach. The course covers a wide range of topics, including modern JavaScript, React, Node.js, Express, MongoDB, GraphQL, and TypeScript. The course is divided into several parts, each focusing on a specific aspect of full-stack development. The first part of the course covers the basics of modern JavaScript, including ES6 syntax, arrow functions, promises, and async/await. Students will also learn about the React library, including components, state, and props. In the subsequent parts of the course, students will learn about server-side development with Node.js and Express. They will learn how to build RESTful APIs, connect to a database using MongoDB, and deploy their application to the cloud using services such as Heroku. The latter parts of the course cover advanced topics such as GraphQL, TypeScript, and testing. Students will learn how to use GraphQL to build APIs that allow clients to request only the data they need. They will also learn about TypeScript, a superset of JavaScript that provides optional static typing, and how it can be used to build more maintainable and scalable applications. Throughout the course, students will work on several projects that progressively become more complex, giving them the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a real-world context. They will also have access to a community of fellow learners, as well as experienced mentors who can provide guidance and feedback. Full stack open is designed for anyone who wants to learn modern full-stack web development, regardless of their background or experience. The course is free and self-paced, allowing students to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. In summary, Full stack open is a comprehensive and practical course that covers all aspects of full-stack web development. It provides a solid foundation in modern JavaScript, React, Node.js, Express, MongoDB, GraphQL, and TypeScript, as well as practical experience building real-world applications. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, Full stack open is an excellent resource for anyone looking to advance their skills in full-stack web development. Author: University of Helsinki, Houston Inc., Terveystalo, Elisa, K-ryhmä, Unity Technologies, Konecranes