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Important Prepwork For NEXT Academy Coding Students

It's going to be an exciting journey ahead. Prepare yourself ahead of the journey. Get your computers set up and get ready to code!

Audrey Ling
June 28, 2019

Learning to code is going to be an exciting journey. We won't promise you that it is going to be easy, but we will be there for you when you are facing obstacles. Just see this as a fitness bootcamp but for your brains!

The fitness trainers can't do the hard work of exercising for you, you have to do it yourself. The trainers are here to guide you, alert you when you do things wrongly, push you and encourage you through those obstacles. Our coding bootcamps does the same.

Be it the full time or part time course, you would have to put in effort to gain the skill that would give you the ability to create amazing things.

For now, the more you prepare yourself, the better it will be!

Installation

You will need to install a code editor so that you can edit your code in a more effective manner.

  • Install VSCode beforehand - It's free

Make sure you install an appropriate browser, we prefer Google Chrome.


Frontend Web Development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript

HTML + CSS Basics

follow the tutorial and learn some HTML and CSS
you can get this view by clicking "change view"
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JavaScript

Frontend Web Development with ReactJS

Note: This prepwork assumes you already have prior knowledge or understanding of HTML & JavaScript. If you are not confident in JavaScript, take some time to go through the previous JavaScript exercises first before attempting this work.

You will build a simple clicker app through the following CodePen, complete the challenges and exercises. You may need to go off and do your own research into React and how it works in order to complete the exercises.

It will be very beneficial to your learning experience if you can complete the work before starting the bootcamp. Good Luck!

Python for Backend Web Development

While you are doing this, think about how similar JavaScript and Python is. Do they have similar data types?


Useful Skills To Help You Code Better & Faster

Type code (fast)


Code Editor Shortcuts

VSCode

  • During the bootcamp, we will be using VSCode to write and edit code. If you have time, learn some VSCode shortcuts (windows / mac) shortcuts for a faster code writing and editing experience!

Ready to learn?

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