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  • Copyright 2023
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-809271-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-809271-9

36+ hours of Video Instruction

The Learn Enough Programming Skills to Be Dangerous video collection teaches you the foundational skills of software development and website creation, including core developer tools with the command line, text editors, and Git, web basics with HTML and CSS, and programming with JavaScript and Ruby. The tutorials start from scratch with no prior knowledge assumed other than general computer skills. The Learn Enough curriculum fits together with interlocking projects that build on each other. These videos begin with instructive "Hello, World" examples and quickly take advantage of the latest tools and best practices for front-end and beginning back-end software development to quickly build interactive websites that can launch immediately.

An essential aspect of using computers is the ability to figure things out and troubleshoot on your own--or technical sophistication. Developing technical sophistication means not only following systematic tutorials . . . but also knowing when it's time to break free of a structured presentation and just start googling around for a solution.

This master class includes the following courses:

  • Learn Enough Developer Tools to Be Dangerous: Command Line, Text Editor, and Git Version Control Essentials
  • Learn Enough HTML, CSS and Layout to Be Dangerous: An Introduction to Modern Website Creation and Templating Systems
  • Learn Enough JavaScript to Be Dangerous: Write Programs, Publish Packages, and Develop Interactive Websites with JavaScript
  • Learn Enough Ruby to Be Dangerous: Write Programs, Publish Gems, and Develop Sinatra Web Apps with Ruby

In Learn Enough Developer Tools to Be Dangerous: Command Line, Text Editor, and Git Version Control Essentials, renowned instructor Michael Hartl teaches the foundational tools and skills you need to work with developers or become a developer yourself. This video teaches you three essential tools for modern software development: the Unix command line, a text editor, and version control with Git. All three are ubiquitous in the contemporary technology landscape, and yet there are surprisingly few resources for learning them from scratch and seeing how they all fit together. Learn Enough Developer Tools to Be Dangerous, which assumes no prerequisites other than general computer knowledge, fills this gap.

In Learn Enough HTML, CSS and Layout to Be Dangerous: An Introduction to Modern Website Creation and Templating Systems, renowned instructors Lee Donahoe and Michael Hartl teach the concepts, skills, and approaches you need to make modern websites and deploy them to the World Wide Web. Learn Enough HTML, CSS and Layout to Be Dangerous teaches you how to make modern websites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The video includes several much-neglected yet essential techniques for page layout, including more advanced CSS techniques such as flexbox and CSS grid. It also covers the use of a static site generator to make websites that are easy to maintain and update. Finally, Learn Enough HTML, CSS and Layout to Be Dangerous shows you how to register and configure custom domains, including both custom URLs and custom email addresses. You can think of this tutorial as "a website in a box": everything you need (and nothing you don't) to design, build, and deploy modern, professional-grade websites.

In Learn Enough JavaScript to Be Dangerous: Write Programs, Publish Packages, and Develop Interactive Websites with JavaScript, renowned instructor Michael Hartl teaches the concepts, skills, and approaches you need to be professionally productive with JavaScript for both interactive websites and for general-purpose programming. Even if you're new to programming, Hartl helps you quickly build technical sophistication as you gain a solid understanding of JavaScript for object-oriented and functional programming, including making JavaScript modules using test-driven development and Node.js. Focused exercises help you internalize what matters, without wasting time on details pros don't care about. Soon, it'll be like you were born knowing this stuff--and you'll be suddenly, seriously dangerous.

In Learn Enough Ruby to Be Dangerous: Write Programs, Publish Gems, and Develop Sinatra Web Apps with Ruby, renowned instructor Michael Hartl teaches the concepts, skills, and approaches you need to be professionally productive with Ruby for both general-purpose programming and beginning web app development. Programmers love Ruby for its elegance, power, and flexibility: that's why it was chosen for the Ruby on Rails framework that launched websites from Shopify to Coinbase. You'll love Ruby too, but you don't need to learn "everything" about it--just how to use it efficiently to solve real problems. Best-selling author and leading Rails developer Michael Hartl gets you started writing practical and modern Ruby programs as fast as possible, with a focus on the real tools used every day by software developers. You'll learn how to use Ruby interactively, write shell scripts in Ruby, and use Ruby to make simple dynamic web applications.

About the Instructors

Michael Hartl is the creator of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, one of the leading introductions to web development, and is cofounder and principal author at Learn Enough. Previously, he was a physics instructor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a graduate of Harvard College, has a PhD in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Y Combinator entrepreneur program.

Lee Donahoe is a Learn Enough cofounder, an entrepreneur, designer, and frontend developer. In addition to doing the design for Learn Enough, Softcover, and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, he is also a cofounder and frontend developer for Coveralls, a leading test coverage analysis service, and is tech cofounder of Buck Mason, a men's clothing company once featured on ABC's Shark Tank. Lee is a graduate of USC, where he majored in Economics and studied Interactive Multimedia & Technologies.

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Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format. Look for the green arrow in each lesson.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Learn Enough Developer Tools to Be Dangerous: Command Line, Text Editor, and Git Version Control Essentials


Module 1: Command Line

Lesson 1: Basics
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Running a terminal
1.3 Our first command
1.4 Man pages
1.5 Editing the line
1.6 Cleaning up

Lesson 2: Manipulating Files
2.1 Redirecting and appending
2.2 Listing
2.3 Renaming, copying, deleting

Lesson 3: Inspecting Files
3.1 Downloading a file
3.2 Making heads and tails of it
3.3 Less is more
3.4 Grepping

Lesson 4: Directories
4.1 Directory structure
4.2 Making directories
4.3 Navigating directories
4.4 Renaming, copying, and deleting directories
4.5 Conclusion

Module 2: Text Editors

Lesson 5: Introduction to Text Editors
5.1 Minimum Viable Vim
5.2 Starting Vim
5.3 Editing small files
5.4 Saving and quitting files
5.5 Deleting content
5.6 Editing large files

Lesson 6: Modern Text Editors
6.1 Choosing a text editor
6.2 Opening
6.3 Moving
6.4 Selecting text
6.5 Cut, copy, paste
6.6 Deleting and undoing
6.7 Saving
6.8 Finding and replacing

Lesson 7: Advanced Text Editing
7.1 Autocomplete and tab triggers
7.2 Writing source code
7.3 Writing an executable script
7.4 Editing projects
7.5 Customization
7.6 Conclusion

Module 3: Git

Lesson 8: Getting Started
8.1 Installation and setup
8.2 Initializing the repo
8.3 Our first commit
8.4 Viewing the diff
8.5 Adding an HTML tag
8.6 Adding HTML structure

Lesson 9: Backing Up and Sharing
9.1 Signing up for GitHub
9.2 Remote repo
9.3 Adding a README

Lesson 10: Immediate Workflow
10.1 Commit, push, repeat
10.2 Ignoring files
10.3 Branching and merging
10.4 Recovering from errors

Lesson 11: Collaborating
11.1 Clone, push, pull
11.2 Pulling and merge conflicts
11.3 Pushing branches
11.4 A surprise bonus
11.5 Advanced setup
11.6 Conclusion


Learn Enough HTML, CSS and Layout to Be Dangerous: An Introduction to Modern Website Creation and Templating Systems


Module 1: HTML

Lesson 1: Basic HTML
1.1 Introduction
1.2 HTML tags
1.3 Starting the project
1.4 The first tag
1.5 An HTML skeleton

Lesson 2: Filling in the Index Page
2.1 Headings
2.2 Text formatting
2.3 Links
2.4 Adding images

Lesson 3: More Pages, More Tags
3.1 An HTML page about HTML
3.2 Tables
3.3 Divs and spans
3.4 Lists
3.5 A navigation menu

Lesson 4: Inline Styling and CSS
4.1 Text styling
4.2 Floats
4.3 Applying a margin
4.4 More margin tricks
4.5 Box styling
4.6 Navigation styling
4.7 A taste of CSS
4.8 Conclusion

Module 2: CSS and Layout

Lesson 5: Introduction to CSS
5.1 You're a front-end developer
5.2 CSS overview and history
5.3 Sample site setup
5.4 Start stylin'
5.5 CSS selectors

Lesson 6: The Style of Style
6.1 Naming things
6.2 When and why
6.3 Priority and specificity
6.4 How to be a good styling citizen

Lesson 7: CSS Values: Color and Sizing
7.1 CSS color
7.2 Introduction to sizing
7.3 Pixels (and their less-used cousin, the point)
7.4 Percentages
7.5 em
7.6 rem isn't just for dreaming
7.7 vh, vw: The new kids on the block
7.8 Pleasing fonts

Lesson 8: The Box Model
8.1 Inline vs. block
8.2 Margins, padding, and borders
8.3 Floats
8.4 A little more about the overflow style
8.5 Inline block
8.6 Margins for boxes
8.7 Padding ... not just for chairs
8.8 Fun with borders

Lesson 9: Laying It All Out
9.1 Layout basics
9.2 Jekyll
9.3 Layouts, includes, and pages (oh my!)
9.4 The layout file
9.5 CSS file and reset
9.6 Includes intro: Head and header
9.7 Advanced selectors
9.8 Positioning
9.9 Fixed header
9.10 A footer and includes in includes

Lesson 10: Page Templates and Frontmatter
10.1 Template content
10.2 There's no place like home
10.3 More advanced selectors
10.4 Other pages, other folders

Lesson 11: Specialty Page Layouts with Flexbox
11.1 Having content fill a container
11.2 Vertical flex centering
11.3 Flexbox style options and shorthand
11.4 Three-column page layout
11.5 A gallery stub

Lesson 12: Adding a Blog
12.1 Adding blog posts
12.2 Blog index content loop
12.3 A blog post page

Lesson 13: Mobile Media Queries
13.1 Getting started with mobile designs
13.2 Mobile adaptation
13.3 Mobile viewport
13.4 Dropdown menu
13.5 Mobile dropdown menu

Lesson 14: Adding More Little Touches
14.1 Custom fonts
14.2 Favicons
14.3 Custom title and meta description
14.4 Conclusion and Further Reading

Lesson 15: CSS Grid


Learn Enough JavaScript to Be Dangerous: Write Programs, Publish Packages, and Develop Interactive Websites with JavaScript


Lesson 1: Hello World!
1.1 Introduction to JavaScript
1.2 JS in a Web Browser
1.3 JS in REPL
1.4 JS in a File
1.5 JS in a Shell Script

Lesson 2: Strings
2.1 String Basics
2.2 Concatenation and Interpolation
2.3 Printing
2.4 Properties, Booleans and control flow
2.5 Methods
2.6 String Iteration

Lesson 3: Arrays
3.1 Splitting
3.2 Array Access
3.3 Array Slicing
3.4 More Array Methods
3.5 Array Iteration

Lesson 4: Other Native Objects
4.1 Math and Numbers
4.2 Dates
4.3 Regular Expressions
4.4 Plain Objects
4.5 Application: Unique Words

Lesson 5: Functions
5.1 Function Definitions
5.2 Functions in a File
5.3 Method Chaining
5.4 Iteration for Each

Lesson 6: Functional Programming
6.1 Map
6.2 Filter
6.3 Reduce

Lesson 7: Objects and Prototypes
7.1 Defining Objects
7.2 Prototypes
7.3 Modifying Native Objects

Lesson 8: Testing and Test-Driven Development
8.1 Testing Setup
8.2 Initial Test Coverage
8.3 Red
8.4 Green
8.5 Refactor

Lesson 9: Events and DOM Manipulation
9.1 A Working Palindrome Page
9.2 Event Listeners
9.3 Dynamic HTML
9.4 Form Handling

Lesson 10: Shell Scripts with Node.js
10.1 Reading from Files
10.2 Reading from URLs
10.3 DOM Manipulation at the Command Line

Lesson 11: Full Sample App: Image Gallery
11.1 Prepping the Gallery
11.2 Changing the Gallery Image
11.3 Setting an Image as Current
11.4 Changing the Image Info
11.5 Conclusion


Learn Enough Ruby to Be Dangerous: Write Programs, Publish Gems, and Develop Sinatra Web Apps with Ruby


Lesson 1: Hello World!
1.1 Introduction to Ruby
1.2 Ruby in a REPL
1.3 Ruby in a file
1.4 Ruby in a shell script
1.5 Ruby in a web browser

Lesson 2: Strings
2.1 String basics
2.2 Concatenation and interpolation
2.3 Printing
2.4 Attributes, Booleans, and control flow
2.5 Methods
2.6 String iteration

Lesson 3: Arrays
3.1 Splitting
3.2 Array access
3.3 Array slicing
3.4 More array methods
3.5 Array iteration

Lesson 4: Other Native Objects
4.1 Math
4.2 Time
4.3 Regular expressions
4.4 Hashes
4.5 Application: Unique words

Lesson 5: Functions and Blocks
5.1 Function definitions
5.2 Functions in a file
5.3 Method chaining
5.4 Blocks

Lesson 6: Functional Programming
6.1 Map
6.2 Select
6.3 Reduce

Lesson 7: Objects and Classes
7.1 Defining classes
7.2 Inheritance
7.3 Derived classes
7.4 Modifying native objects
7.5 Modules

Lesson 8: Testing and Test-Driven Development
8.1 Testing and Ruby gem setup
8.2 Initial test coverage
8.3 Red
8.4 Green
8.5 Refactor

Lesson 9: Shell Scripts
9.1 Reading from files
9.2 Reading from URLs
9.3 DOM manipulation at the command line

Lesson 10: A Live Web Application
10.1 Setup
10.2 Site pages
10.3 Layouts
10.4 Embedded Ruby
10.5 Palindrome detector
10.6 Conclusion



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