Learn how to build back-end web APIs using Express.js, Node.js, SQL, and a Node.js-SQLite database library.
Time to complete8 weeks
Certificate of completionYes
About this skill path
What we see is just the surface of the Internet. From posting to streaming, everything happens on the back-end of the web. Get ready to learn the technologies behind the scenes of companies like Twitter and PayPal.
Skills you'll gain
- Understand the architecture of a web application
- Connect web apps to databases
- Build an API
Syllabus8 units • 29 lessons • 19 projects • 18 quizzes
Learn how to create more flexible programs using conditionals, control flow, functions, and scope.
Learn how to use Arrays, Loops, and built-in Array methods, and then apply your skills in the Beat Mix project.
Building Back-End Servers with Express.js
Learn to build back-end servers with the popular and powerful Express.js library, then build your own API server in the Boss Machine project
SQL for Back-End Development
Learn how to create tables, create, retrieve, and update data in SQL databases, and build a data-intensive web app.
Learn the Node-SQLite to connect JS and SQL in web apps, and build your first fully-integrated app back-end in the Codestrips project.
Hands-on learningDon't just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You'll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
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