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Full Stack Web Developer

Nanodegree Program

Learn how to create server-side, data-driven web applications that support any front-end and can scale to support hundreds of thousands of users.

Learn how to create server-side, data-driven web applications that support any front-end and can scale to support hundreds of thousands of users.


4 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated March 5, 2024

Skills you'll learn:

SQLAlchemy • Flask • HTTP • Docker


Command line interface basics • Basic computer programming • Relational database basics

Courses In This Program

Course 1 20 minutes

Welcome to the Program!

Lesson 1

Welcome to the Full-Stack Web Developer Nanodegree Program

Welcome to the program!

Course 2 4 weeks

SQL and Data Modeling for the Web

You'll learn the skills needed to traverse the stack and develop an entire database-backed web application. By the end of the course, you'll have the fundamentals you need to start building web applications, including how to do Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations on a database, how to apply these operations across both databases and web applications, how to set up relationships between elements of an application, and ultimately how to think about important principles and patterns in building data models for a web application

Lesson 1

Instructor Interview

Meet your instructor!

Lesson 2

Course Introduction

Understand what this course will cover and the learning objectives achieved.

Lesson 3

Interacting with Databases

Interact with relational databases. Review SQL and the Client-Server Model. Use Postgres, understand DBAPIs, and use psycopg2.

Lesson 4

SQLAlchemy Basics

Learn to use SQLAlchemy and SQLAlchemy ORM to work with a relational database in Python.

Lesson 5

SQLAlchemy ORM in Depth

Get to know Model.query and the SQLAlchemy Object Lifecycle to master how to query for and change records in a database.

Lesson 6


Handle changes to your database schema over time using a version control system involving migration files.

Lesson 7

Build a CRUD App with SQLAlchemy - Part 1

Build out the ability to read and create todo items in our To-do app, handling changes from the database to the views.

Lesson 8

Build a CRUD App with SQLAlchemy ORM - Part 2

Finish developing our To-Do app with update and delete functionality. Model relationships with To-Do lists.

Lesson 9 • Project

Project: Fyyur

In this project, you'll demonstrate your new SQL and data modeling skills by creating a site to help coordinate bookings between artists and venues.

Course 3 3 weeks

API Development and Documentation

In this project, you will use the skills you’ve developed to build a Trivia API. The goal of this project is to use APIs to control and manage a web application using existing data models. You’ll be given a set of data models and the application front end. Your task will be to implement the API in Flask to make the Trivia game functional.

Lesson 1

Introduction to APIs

In this lesson, you'll learn what APIs are, how they're implemented, and why they're important. We'll also dive into the concepts of Internet Protocols and REST.

Lesson 2

HTTP and Flask Basics

In this lesson, you'll learn about HTTP—including methods, requests, responses and status codes— as well as how to set up a Flask app, and implement and test endpoints using Curl.

Lesson 3

Endpoints and Payloads

In this lesson, you'll learn about how Flask is extensible in itself to handle different kinds of methods, more complex endpoints, and to return formatted data to the client.

Lesson 4

API Testing

This lesson teaches students the benefits and purposes of testing an API, Test-Driven Development for APIs and implementing the tests using unittest.

Lesson 5

API Documentation

To round out the course, students will consider and write API documentation and project documentation so their projects can be hosted, shared, and used by other developers with clarity.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Trivia API

In this project, you'll use your new API and API documentation skills to build a trivia API.

Course 4 3 weeks

Identity Access Management

In this part, you will build the backend for a coffee shop application. You’ll add user accounts and authentication to your application and use role-based access management strategies to control different types of user behavior in the app.

Lesson 1


Set the groundwork for understanding information security and refresh your understanding of the technologies used in future lessons.

Lesson 2

Identity and Authentication

Explore frequently used methods of identifying who is making requests on web systems. Implement modern software patterns to accomplish this goal across the stack.

Lesson 3


Understand and overcome common pitfalls of the ubiquitous password authentication design pattern.

Lesson 4

Access and Authorization

Limit access to specific resources or actions by restricting requests only to authorized request to particular users and groups of users. Implement role-based access controls (RBAC) across the stack.

Lesson 5

Thinking Adversarially

Stay one step ahead of attackers by implementing a secure development process and knowing how to keep informed on the cutting edge of security research.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Coffee Shop Full Stack

In this project, you'll demonstrate your new authentication and authorization skills by creating a full-stack application for a coffee shop menu.

Taught By The Best

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Kennedy Behrman


Kennedy is a veteran consultant and author, specializing in architecting and implementing cloud solutions for early-stage startups. He is experienced in data engineering, data science, AWS solutions, and engineering management.

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Gabriel Ruttner


Gabe is the CTO at Ursa & Tech Advisor for Start-Ups. Gabe has expertise in building cloud-based machine learning and natural language processing services at early stage tech companies. He holds technical degrees from Cornell University and Stony Brook University.

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Caryn McCarthy


Caryn has worked as a software developer and as Coach and Experience Manager at Code Next at Google. She is passionate about diversity and equity in tech, is always working to create positive impact in the tech industry and the world.

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Amy Hua


Amy has 6+ years of experience as a software professional, building everything from data visualizations to self-driving cars. She's been a bootcamp instructor, StartupBus mentor, and Girls Who Code instructor.

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating: 4.6 Stars

449 Reviews

Eduardo H.

March 26, 2023

Love it! I learned a lot while doing it.

Scott W.

February 15, 2023

The content covered is really nice, but it can be VERY difficult when encountering a problem.... I've gotten stuck a few times and the knowledge/help forum is not always helpful.

ŸêAbdulmajeed Alshahrani

January 16, 2023


Obame G.

December 22, 2022


Joel M.

December 6, 2022

The program perfectly matched my expectation.

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