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Thirty years after Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the idea of a globally connected information system (World Wide Web), software development for the web remains one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand careers around the world. Today, there are more than 4 billion internet users globally, and not enough web developers to build all of the websites and apps that companies need. This demand is a big part of why Udacity launched our first Nanodegree programs in web development, and it’s why we’ve decided to relaunch our Front End Web Developer and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree programs today. 

Front End and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree Programs

What’s New?

Originally launched nearly five years ago, Udacity has just released the newest generation of our Full Stack and Front End Web Developer Nanodegree programs. Whether you’ve explored our web developer Nanodegree programs before or not, we know you’ll be excited to see the updates we have made:

  • Technology refresh: We’ve updated our Nanodegree programs to use the latest versions of popular tools and best practices. We’re using the latest version of JavaScript and Python, and important web development tools like Webpack, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Brand new projects: Both programs will include brand new projects designed to help you practice and demonstrate your growing skills in web development.
  • All new instructors: We’ve partnered with incredible web developers from across the industry representing every kind of company, from startups to major corporations. These developers share their expertise to give you the practical experience you need to succeed as a web developer.

The latest versions of both programs are designed to take four-months if you can commit 5-10 hours to your learning weekly. Our flexible subscription plan allows you to finish the program on your schedule, at the pace of learning that works best for you. 

Which program is right for me?

Web developers are the individuals who code, build, analyze, and maintain websites and the applications that support and connect them. But oftentimes you’ll see a distinction between certain kinds of web developers, especially “Front End” and “Full Stack” developers. Depending on your goals and interests, either or both can be a great fit.

Front End Web Development

Students who complete the Front End Web Developer Nanodegree program will have the skills needed to design and build high-quality websites and to create dynamic applications for the web. A Front End Web Developer Nanodegree graduate will be able to:

  • Construct responsive websites using CSS, Flexbox, and CSS Grid
  • Develop interactive websites and UI (User Interface) applications using JavaScript and HTML
  • Connect a web application to backend server data using JavaScript
  • Automate application build and deployment
  • Improve offline performance of websites

It’s also important to note that students beginning the Front End Web Developer Nanodegree program should be comfortable using basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or another object-oriented programming language).

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Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program

Students who complete the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program will have the skills needed to program the servers and infrastructure that power websites and applications behind the scenes. A Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree graduate will be able to:

  • Design and build databases for software applications
  • Create and deploy database-backed web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces)
  • Secure and manage user authentication and access control for an application’s backend
  • Deploy web applications to the cloud

Before beginning the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program, you should have intermediate-level programming ability (including functions and classes) in any language.

Learn More about the Full Stack Nanodegree Program

Become a Web Developer Today

Demand for web developers is projected to grow 15% between 2016 and 2026, so there’s no better time than now to skill up and meet the demand. Whether you want to build stunning user experiences as a Front End Web Developer or design and develop powerful modern web applications as a Full Stack Web Developer, Udacity is here to help you meet your goals.

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