Programming for Entrepreneurs – jQuery – NEW COURSE

Programming for Entrepreneurs - jQuery

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Websites and HTML5 apps need to be interactive, dynamic and smooth to the end user.

jQuery is the world’s most used JavaScript library to create rich web applications that just feel natural to use. In this comprehensive course you’ll learn how to use jQuery to work with the DOM, use events, effects and animations, AJAXJSON and to create interactive AJAX forms.

This course is taught by Pablo Farias Navarro, founder of ZENVA and web application developer. Pablo has been using jQuery since 2007. More than 20,000 students are learning how to code with our courses, in particular our Programming for Entrepreneurs course series. This course builds on our previous HTML and JavaScript free courses and takes you to the next step, which is to make your website or HTML5 interactive and dynamic.

Some of the things you will learn in this course:

  • When to use jQuery 1.x or 2.x.
  • CSS selectors and DOM traversing functions in depth to find any element you want.
  • DOM manipulation to add or remove custom HTML content anywhere, whenever you decide.
  • Working with events to create interactive sites.
  • Listen to changes in select dropdowns and checkboxes.
  • jQuery animations and effects. Slide, fade, show, hide.
  • AJAX to load dynamic HTML from the server.
  • Working with JSON from the server.
  • Interactive forms that display extra fields according to the values of other fields.
  • AJAX form submission the easy way.
  • Dealing with cache issues in AJAX requests.

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Programming for Entrepreneurs JavaScript

Programming for Entrepreneurs - JavaScript

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As an entrepreneur have you experienced any of the following symptoms?

  • You have a great idea for a website, an app or a video game and you don’t have the coding skills or the money to hire a developer.
  • You can’t move forward with your idea because you don’t have a technical co-founder and you don’t know how to code.

If the answer is yes let me say that you are not alone. I work with many entrepreneurs and I hear these complaints every single week. The causes of this problem as:

  • All startups, no matter their size and industry, need development. From a simple website that shows who they are and what they do, to more complex solutions such as mobile apps and information systems.
  • Developer as expensive and scarce. But you probably know this already :)
  • They say Programming is the new Math as it is an essential skill to get around nowadays and in the works that’s taking shape, but you weren’t taught how to program at school.

At ZENVA, we’ve decided to tackle this problem and bring you a solution by creating our Programming for Entrepreneurscourse series, aimed to give entrepreneurs the basic programming skills and knowledge so that they have higher chances of success with their business ideas.

In Programming for Entrepreneurs – JavaScript we move on to the next step and teach you all the basics of the JavaScript language. JavaScript can be used to create things such as:

  • Interactive websites
  • Mobiles / TV apps
  • Videogames
  • Server-side applications

In this course, we’ll cover the basics of the language and we’ll work though out a mini-project: an interactive prototype of a dating app.

Programming for Entrepreneurs – HTML & CSS (FREE course by Zenva)

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“Programming” can seem like an extraterrestrial capacity to all of those who don’t know much about it. Nevertheless, it also is a valuable skill, specially in a context that appreciates technical and programming abilities.

Zenva is well aware of the obstacles that many entrepreneurs deal with on a daily basis due to the fact that they have very little knowledge on programming. That is why we have developed the free course “Programming for entrepreneurs”  which is specially designed to resolve the most common programming problems of entrepreneurs, like:

  • Spending too much money in development and don’t even understanding what the developer is talking about.
  • Every time you need something fixed in your website (like adding a new link or changing an image) you need to wait weeks and spend a lot of money to get it done.
  • You can’t move forward with your business idea because you don’t have a technical co-founder and you don’t know how to code.

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In Programming for Entrepreneurs / HTML & CSS you’ll learn basic web development concepts and skills that will allow you to build simple websitesmodify existing websites and create interactive prototypes of your business idea so that you can use it as a communication tool with your developer, customers and investors.

In this course, just like in all courses by ZENVA, we’ll follow a project-based approach. Through out the course you’ll be building a “Metro style” homepage that looks great in a desktop computer and in a mobile phone.

PHP Web Application Development with Symfony

php web application development with symfony online course

Learn how to build PHP webapps following Best Practices with the robust Symfony framework

Symfony is a PHP framework design to build modular, robust and scalable web applications. In this course, we’ll cover the basics of the Symfony framework with the usual Learn by Doing approach found in all other Zenva courses.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create basic web applications such as the sample workout log demo we make from scratch through out the course.

In particular, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • What is Symfony and what are the benefits of using it in your webapps.
  • Installation and new project creation.
  • Controllers. How to send back HTML or JSON to the user.
  • Routing URLs to specific actions.
  • View and the Twig templating language.
  • Intro to Doctrine ORM.
  • Creating a simple CRUD webapp.
  • Including external assets in your projects.

 

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WordPress Plugin Development for Beginners

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Did you know that 20-30% of all websites on the Internet are powered by the WordPress platform?

One of the reasons behind the success of WordPress is it’s flexible Plugin system, which allows developers to give superpowers to any website on a modular and easy manner.

In this course we’ll cover the art and science of WordPress Plugin Development from scratch. By developing 8 simple plugins we will cover everything you need to know to be able to create awesome plugins that will run in most of the web.

By following the video lessons and having a play with the numerous downloadable examples you will get quite comfortable with the following topics:

  • Plugin basic structure and life cycle.
  • How to use filters and actions to have our code executed at the right moment.
  • Accessing posts through The Loop.
  • Creating your own shortcodes to give your users superpowers and allow them to save time.
  • How to add custom metadata to posts and users.
  • Widget creation from scratch.
  • Dashboard widgets.
  • How to create our own admin pages with global settings.
  • Using Ajax and external JavaScript libraries in our plugin. Including JQuery.
  • Task scheduling with Cron.
  • Creating custom tables to extend WordPress beyond your dreams.

No previous WordPress experience is required to take this course. Although we do need you to be familiar and have basic knowledge of PHP, MySQL and web development in general.

This course is taught by Pablo Farias Navarro, founder of Zenva (www.zenva.com) and Super Colegio (www.supercolegio.com). Just like all other Zenva courses, this course follows the methodology of learning by doing, where video lessons consist in live coding and students are encouraged to modify the course code and get started with their own projects from the very beginning.

If you’ve always wanted to create your own WordPress plugins or you need to learn how to do it quickly for work reasons, this is definitely the best way to go.

Don’t postpone your dreams, GET STARTED TODAY 🙂

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