About this Course

This course is a selection of material from our larger Web Development course.

This course presents an overview of a variety of Web backend topics: handling user input, producing templated output, storing information in databases and data stores, and building systems with secure user accounts.

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

Join the Path to Greatness

This free course is your first step towards a new career with the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree Program.

Free Course

Intro to Backend

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

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Course Leads

  • Steve Huffman
    Steve Huffman

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Forms and Inputs

  • How do web sites handle user input?
  • Build HTML forms and the validation and escaping logic needed to handle user input correctly.
Lesson 1

Forms and Inputs

  • How do web sites handle user input?
  • Build HTML forms and the validation and escaping logic needed to handle user input correctly.
Lesson 2

Templates

  • How do web sites produce neatly formatted output for users to see?
Lesson 2

Templates

  • How do web sites produce neatly formatted output for users to see?
Lesson 3

Databases

  • How do web sites store data?
  • Use both SQL databases and the Google App Engine datastore in this program.
Lesson 3

Databases

  • How do web sites store data?
  • Use both SQL databases and the Google App Engine datastore in this program.
Lesson 4

User Accounts & Security

  • What's a cookie and what does it have to do with logging in a user?
  • How do web sites use cookies, passwords, and other components to provide security?
Lesson 4

User Accounts & Security

  • What's a cookie and what does it have to do with logging in a user?
  • How do web sites use cookies, passwords, and other components to provide security?

Prerequisites and Requirements

You have a basic working knowledge of the Python programming language, which will be used in this course.

If you're looking to learn or refresh your knowledge of Python and programming, take a look at our courses Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Foundations with Python.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

You want to build Web services and want a place to start. This course gives you the foundational knowledge to do just that.

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