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Client-Server Communication

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This course will guide you through how a client communicates with a server. You'll learn about the HTTP request and response cycle, HTTP headers and verbs, and differences between HTTP/1 and HTTP/2.

This course will guide you through how a client communicates with a server. You'll learn about the HTTP request and response cycle, HTTP headers and verbs, and differences between HTTP/1 and HTTP/2.

Last Updated March 7, 2022

Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

HTTP's Request/Response Cycle

You'll learn the ins and outs of requests. You'll look at how a page is requested, the headers that are received, HTTP codes, and how data is transferred.

Lesson 2

HTTP/1

You'll take a deep dive into HTTP verbs. You'll dig in deep to the vital headers used in HTTP. You'll also learn how to efficiently structure applications using REST.

Lesson 3

HTTPS

You'll discover just how important security is to the web. You'll learn about TLS, discover issues with loading mixed content, have a quick primer on cryptography and verify Certificate Authorities.

Lesson 4

HTTP/2

HTTP/1 is great, but the future is HTTP/2! You'll learn about the changes that HTTP/2 brings. You'll learn the current "best practices" that HTTP/1 extols, but that are now anti-patterns in HTTP/2.

Lesson 5

Security

Security is vital for every web application! You'll learn about common security pitfalls and how to avoid them. You'll also get a chance to don your white hat and hack into a (sample) bank's website.

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Surma

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Richard Kalehoff

Instructor

Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.

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