About this Course

This course covers everything a developer needs to know to asynchronously send and receive data in their web applications. You'll dive into how asynchronous requests work by using the XHR object to create and send asynchronous requests for image and news article data. Then, you'll see how you can perform async requests more easily using third-party libraries and APIs like jQuery's Ajax and the Fetch API.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 3 weeks
Skill Level
Intermediate
Included in Course
  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

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This free course is your first step towards a new career with the Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree Program.

Free Course

Asynchronous JavaScript Requests

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

  • Richard Kalehoff
    Richard Kalehoff

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Ajax with XHR

  • Learn why you should use asynchronous data requests
  • Use the XHR (XMLHTTPRequest) object to send and receive data asynchronously
Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Ajax with XHR

  • Learn why you should use asynchronous data requests
  • Use the XHR (XMLHTTPRequest) object to send and receive data asynchronously
Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Ajax with jQuery

  • Compare using XHR with using a third-party library like jQuery's Ajax
  • Send and receive data using jQuery's Ajax methods
  • Learn how jQuery's Ajax works under the hood
Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Ajax with jQuery

  • Compare using XHR with using a third-party library like jQuery's Ajax
  • Send and receive data using jQuery's Ajax methods
  • Learn how jQuery's Ajax works under the hood
Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Ajax with Fetch

  • Use JavaScript promises to create a fetch request and handle the data asynchronously
  • Learn how to handle errors for failed requests
Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Ajax with Fetch

  • Use JavaScript promises to create a fetch request and handle the data asynchronously
  • Learn how to handle errors for failed requests

Prerequisites and Requirements

This course is ideal for students with intermediate level knowledge of JavaScript. You should have experience working with JavaScript's Object Oriented (prototypal inheritance) capabilities and using native JavaScript Promises. To brush up on these skills, check out Object Oriented JavaScript and JavaScript Promises.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Retrieving data asynchronously is now the norm with apps like Twitter, Facebook, and Google sending and retrieving mountains of data without having to stop and wait for processes to finish or to reload the page. Create smooth, modern web applications by using Ajax techniques to retrieve data asynchronously.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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