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Anthony Wrather

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Senior Software Engineer

Education, Courses & Certifications

I am Tony and this is a bit about my recent training.

Education, Courses & Certifications

Become a Full-Stack Web Developer, April - May 2018

Certificates

18 Courses covering HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Angular, MySQL, Node.js, Gulp.js. Browserify, Express.js and more.

Get the skills to work with both back-end and front-end technologies as a full-stack developer. You'll develop a solid foundation for working with servers and host configurations, performing database integrations, and troubleshooting front-end development issues.

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Ruby on Rails 5 Essential Training, May 2018

Certificate

Learn how to create full-featured, object-oriented web applications with the latest version of the popular, open-source Ruby on Rails framework. Ruby on Rails 5 Essential Training covers the essential features of the framework, along with best practices and real-world development techniques, resulting in a complete application with dynamic, database-driven content. Follow along to build your own version of the example project, a data-driven content management system, while you learn how to route browser requests, structure databases, render pages with dynamic content, process and validate form data, and configure authentication. Instructor Kevin Skoglund, founder of web development agency Nova Fabrica, also introduces the design principles of CRUD and helps you master Rail's built-in helpers. By the end of the course, you should be able to use Ruby on Rails to build robust web applications that are both easy to scale and maintain.

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Building a Website with Node.js and Express.js, May 2018

Certificate

In this course, Ray Villalobos walks through the process of creating full-featured websites with these technologies. First, find out how to install each package and leverage Node.js features from within Express. Then learn how to build a basic application with templating engines like EJS; create more flexible, modular code with includes and conditional statements; build APIs to manage HTTP requests to add and delete content dynamically; and configure more complex routing. Along the way, Ray implements features like customer feedback forms and real-time live chat, so you can see exactly what Node.js and Express are capable of.

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Gulp.js, Git, and Browserify: Web Project Workflows, May 2018

Certificate

Modern front-end development means more than just writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Developing an efficient workflow will help you write better code and test and deploy your web applications easily and efficiently. Staff author Ray Villalobos is here to show you how to generate a workflow that makes it easier to build websites with processed languages like Sass, Compass, and CoffeeScript. He'll show how to automate development and production versions of your sites, track and share project files with Git and GitHub, and add libraries like jQuery and Mustache.js with Browserify. All of these techniques should easily translate to building your own web projects.

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Ionic 3.0 for Mobile App Developers, May 2018

Certificate

In a landscape where mobile apps are at the forefront of technology, it can be challenging to pick an appropriate strategy for reaching users on different platforms. In this project-based course, Sani Yusuf walks through the ins and outs of the Ionic 3.0 framework, and shows how to develop highly performant mobile applications targeting iOS, Android, and Windows while still making use of a single code base. Sani provides an overview of Ionic, and introduces key features in the latest version of the mobile SDK. To help provide a practical context for the course concepts, he takes you through how to build three separate mobile applications with Ionic.

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Node.js: Test-Driven Development, May 2018

Certificate

Create scalable and rock-solid applications for desktop, web, and mobile devices using a test-driven development process and Node.js. In this short course Alex Zanfir shows how to plan and write tests with Node.js and useful Node.js-based frameworks such as Mocha and Should.js. He'll test both the data and web layers of an example API and show how design solutions can emerge from testing.

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Angular Essential Training, May 2018

Certificate

Angular was designed by Google to address challenges programmers face building complex, single-page applications. This JavaScript framework takes care of the back end so you can take care of the client side. Angular Essential Training introduces you to the essentials of this "superheroic" framework, including powerful features such as rich templates, change detection, user interactions, two-way data binding, comprehensive routing, and dependency injection.

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Blockchain Basics, May 2018

Certificate

We're on the precipice of a radical and disruptive new way of conducting all manner of transactions over the Internet. While still in its infancy, blockchain technology demands attention. In this introductory-level course, learn what blockchain is and what it might mean to you. Jonathan Reichental (named one of the world's top 100 CIOs in 2017) dives into blockchain technology from a conceptual perspective. The course is primarily non-technical by design, intended for those working in business leadership positions, data science, and IT management.

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Blockchain: Beyond the Basics, May 2018

Certificate

Blockchain is an exciting new technology that is redefining how we store, update, and move data. Learn about the blockchain and the implications of decentralized, encrypted data storage for business and society, in this course with Dr. Jonathan Reichental. He begins by explaining exactly how the blockchain works, including the concepts of cryptography, mining, distribution, and smart contracts. Next, he describes how the blockchain enables the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Learn how new bitcoin is generated, how it is transacted, and the requirements for participating as either an exchange, a trader, or a miner. The course also covers other popular technology manifestations of blockchain, such as Hyperledger and Ripple. Dr. Reichental then puts blockchain technology in context in several different industries, including energy and security, and helps learners understand how to think about the blockchain in ways that can be applied in any field.

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Learning Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies, May 2018

Certificate

Bitcoin is a form of money that only exists online. While it's making headlines around the world, many people don't really understand how bitcoin works or the underlying concepts of cryptocurrency. In this course, Tom Geller demystifies bitcoin, revealing the promise and perils of the new crypto economy. Tom begins by explaining what bitcoin is, how it originated, and how it compares with other cryptocurrencies. Next, he explains how to get started by creating a bitcoin wallet, buying and selling bitcoin, and protecting your transactions. He discusses other top cryptocurrencies (Ripple, Ethereum, and IOTA) and explains how "initial coin offerings" (ICOs) have changed the investment landscape. Finally, he covers bitcoin mining, threats to the bitcoin economy, and how to connect with others in cryptocurrency communities.

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Developing Android Apps, Feb 2016

As the first course in the Android Developer Nanodegree, Developing Android Apps is the foundation of our advanced Android curriculum. This course blends theory and practice to help you build great apps the right way. In this course, you'll work with instructors step-by-step to build a cloud-connected Android app, and learn best practices of mobile development, and Android development in particular.

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Android Development for Beginners, Jan 2016

We will walk you through the process of making Android apps, but to get the most out of this course, you must bring your enthusiasm for learning, and budget time on your calendar to learn with us. By the end of the course, you'll build two simple (but powerful) apps that you can share with your friends.

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UX Design for Mobile Developers, Jan 2016

This course is optimized for the developer who is looking to efficiently learn the most important design techniques that will help them make better apps (with a focus on mobile/Android). This is a UX design course built for current (and aspiring) mobile developers. In this short course, you'll step back from your IDE and dive into the techniques that great designers use to plan and prototype amazing apps before any code is written.

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