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Lesson 1: Changing ExpectationsWe'll first start by building a project the way you already know how: without an overarching organizational paradigm. Specifically, we'll discuss pain points and difficulties that are easy to run into when you don't use an organizational model. Then, we'll discuss a paradigm that will help us in the future, and we’ll see some examples of that paradigm in action.
Lesson 2: RefactoringWe'll spend some time discussing how our new paradigm applies to the project we worked on in Lesson 1. Then we'll rebuild the project with the new organizational paradigm.
Lesson 3: Using an Organizational LibraryWe'll explore how to use KnockoutJS, an organizational library, to organize our code and to reduce the amount of boilerplate code we write. Our resulting application will be well-organized, easy to understand, and extendable.
Lesson 4: Exploring Unfamiliar CodeIn this final lesson, we'll spend some time talking about how to explore code that you didn't write, possibly even using a library or framework that you aren't familiar with. Exploration is one of the most important skills for a developer to foster. and this lesson will get you started on that journey.
- Ben Jaffe - After a long and wandering path through technical theatre, motion graphics, and audio engineering, Ben landed at Udacity working as a web developer and front-end course developer. He cohosts GeekSpeak, a weekly radio show and podcast about science and technology. He also sings, and plays piano, clarinet, and guitar. When Ben is not teaching, developing, or doing radio, you can find him writing and recording music, wood-working, baking desserts, and traveling the world. He is usually smiling.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.