About this Course

This course will introduce you to web deployment platforms. You’ll begin by deploying your first web application to the Heroku platform, making it publicly available on the internet. In the process, you will learn about the underlying mechanics of web hosting. You will also learn how to configure your app, from accessing log output to configuring environment variables.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 1 week
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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Course Leads

  • Diego Lugo
    Diego Lugo

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Deployment in a Flash

  • Deploy your very first web application with Heroku.
  • Learn the basics of deployment.
  • See how to make your application public on the internet.
Lesson 1

Deployment in a Flash

  • Deploy your very first web application with Heroku.
  • Learn the basics of deployment.
  • See how to make your application public on the internet.
Lesson 2

Common Functionality

  • Learn the underlying mechanics of how web servers work.
  • Identify common challenges when working with a deployed application.
  • Set up a database, read logs, and activate a permanent file upload feature.
Lesson 2

Common Functionality

  • Learn the underlying mechanics of how web servers work.
  • Identify common challenges when working with a deployed application.
  • Set up a database, read logs, and activate a permanent file upload feature.

Prerequisites and Requirements

You should have experience with Git, GitHub, and using the command line. Experience with at least one object-oriented language like Ruby or Python is also expected. Knowledge of micro-frameworks like Sinatra or Flask is recommended, but not required.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

By taking this course, you will learn exactly what application deployment is, and why you would want to do it. As a web developer, you’ll want to deploy your applications so the software you create is available to users. But, you should also understand how the process of deployment works, so you’re ready to tackle challenges along the way. This course will walk you through many of the common deployment scenarios, and give you the solid foundation you’ll need to successfully get your apps online.

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