About this Course

In this course, you’ll learn how to setup your development, get super productive during daily work and iteration, prevent yourself and your site from disasters and save a lot of time and effort with automatic optimization and automation. Finally, you’ll learn how to do all this while being confident your code runs on a multitude of devices in the real world.

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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

Web Tooling & Automation

by Google

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

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Course Leads

  • Paul Bakaus
    Paul Bakaus

    Instructor

  • James Williams
    James Williams

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Introduction

  • Being pragmatic vs. idealistic when choosing tools.
  • Identify the real value of the tool.
  • Keep things modular and replaceable.
Lesson 1

Introduction

  • Being pragmatic vs. idealistic when choosing tools.
  • Identify the real value of the tool.
  • Keep things modular and replaceable.
Lesson 2

Productive Editing

  • Set up your editor.
  • Install Sublime Text.
  • Install Plugins.
Lesson 2

Productive Editing

  • Set up your editor.
  • Install Sublime Text.
  • Install Plugins.
Lesson 3

Powerful Builds

  • Getting started with Gulp.
  • Install gulp plugins.
  • Create gulp tasks.
Lesson 3

Powerful Builds

  • Getting started with Gulp.
  • Install gulp plugins.
  • Create gulp tasks.
Lesson 4

Expressive Live Editing

  • Why live edit?
  • Approaches for live editing.
  • Testing with Browser Sync.
Lesson 4

Expressive Live Editing

  • Why live edit?
  • Approaches for live editing.
  • Testing with Browser Sync.
Lesson 5

How to Prevent Disasters

  • Code correction with linting.
  • ESLint.
  • Unit testing in Gulp.
Lesson 5

How to Prevent Disasters

  • Code correction with linting.
  • ESLint.
  • Unit testing in Gulp.
Lesson 6

Awesome Optimizations

  • CSS concatenation.
  • JS concatenation and minification.
  • Sourcemaps.
Lesson 6

Awesome Optimizations

  • CSS concatenation.
  • JS concatenation and minification.
  • Sourcemaps.

Prerequisites and Requirements

We expect that you have basic experience with JavaScript and a text editor, like Sublime Text or Atom.

If you need more experience with JavaScript, check out our JavaScript Basics course.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Front-end developers need to work quickly and efficiently to be productive. Having a good set of tools and libraries is crucial. This course will introduce you to a opinionated set of tools and libraries to improve your workflow.

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