At the risk of sounding totally high: Websites are sort of like restaurants, when you think about it.
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You’ve got your front-end developers, who function just like an establishment’s front-of-house staff in that they’re responsible for the things that come into direct contact with customers — but instead of bussing tables and serving tasty food, they’re designing functional navigation menus and installing pretty fonts.
That would make back-end developers much like a kitchen staff in that they make the things that power their front-end counterparts, though instead of washing dishes and cooking grub, they’re cleaning up data and developing applications.
Much like a chef’s career, which often requires formal culinary training, most back-end development positions necessitate a bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer programming. And while we don’t have an in at Le Cordon Bleu, we happen to have a special offer for aspiring back-end developers in the form of the Complete Back-End Developer Bundle, now on sale in the Mashable Shop.
Divided into nine different courses, it’ll fast-track a lucrative coding career and give you the knowledge required to create professional web apps from scratch. By the time you’ve wrapped up all 60-plus hours of training, your work will be worthy of a Michelin star’s programming equivalent. (Or something like that.)
Here’s what’s included:
Bootstrap 4 From Scratch (a $149.99 value)
As one of the world’s most popular front-end frameworks for site and app development, Bootstrap is a must-know for any wannabe developer. In this 74-lecture class, you’ll code alongside an instructor to build mobile-friendly websites that both work well and look great while exploring Bootstrap 4’s different theme-building features.
Angular 4 Crash Course For Busy Developers (a $159.99 value)
Useful for building ultra-fast client apps that can be developed for multiple platforms, Angular is another essential tool for developers. Over the course of 12 hours, this course will familiarize you with Angular apps’ components and programming languages like TypeScript so you can start streamlining your own app development process.
Ruby & Ruby On Rails Starter (a $99.99 value)
Start coding more efficiently with this hands-on training in Ruby on Rails, the tool that powers platforms like Twitter, Hulu, and Airbnb. It’s comprised of almost 70 lectures, which address topics like object-oriented programming and cloud-based Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) through various mini-projects.
R Programming Hands-on Specialization For Data Science: Level 1 (a $134.99 value)
As a developer, you’re nothing if you don’t know how to use the R programming language. This course will get you up to speed with it (and fast) with 87 easy-to-follow lectures on R development environments and real-world practice with a web-scraping app.
The Complete Java Developer Course (a $149.99 value)
Speaking of indispensable programming languages: Heeere’s Java. This class will walk you through various levels of Java expertise across nine hours of content, beginning with lessons on installing the Java development environment and wrapping up with a tutorial on how to construct a functional tic-tac-toe game.
Data Analysis With Python & Pandas (a $64.99 value)
Familiarize yourself with Python and its various libraries by enrolling in this five-hour class on the powerful programming language. It’ll show you how to write your own Python scripts and build data visualization programs from scratch so you can start analyzing data like a pro.
Build Your First App With React Native (a $19.99 value)
Developing an app that’s functional on both Android and iOS? Yep, it’s possible with the React Native and Expo frameworks. This course will walk you through the essentials of both tools as you develop a real-world weather app.
Python Fundamentals (a $99.99 value)
Take an even deeper dive into Python with this four-hour class on its core concepts and applications. By the time you’ve wrapped up all 37 lessons, you’ll have built a number game, a word ranking program, and other rad projects.
SQL: Ultimate SQL and DataBase Concepts (a $64.99 value)
As the go-to language for databases, Structured Query Language (SQL) plays an important role in today’s digital-first workforce. Take this two-hour class to explore SQL’s uses in data extraction, conditioning, query writing, and more.
A $944.91 value, you can score lifetime access to the Complete Back-End Developer Bundle for just $41 when you visit the Mashable Shop.