Have you ever wanted to learn about a new technology, but not worry about the time commitment of a full-length course? Well, not you can! Udacity just announced their second “mini-course”, a MOOC that is structured just like all their other courses except that it only contains 2 or 3 lessons and can be completed in about a week.
The videos in these courses take on a very personal vibe, showing one person “teaching” another. These make it seem less like a lecturer bestowing knowledge on you (the unknowing student), but more like a friend sitting down with you and showing you something new.
The game 2048 went viral earlier this year. Called the “latest addictive game”, this course walks you through how to modify it (for example, change the numbered tiles to photos) using the source code.
- Use developer tools to look at and download all the code that goes into the game
- Modify some files to customize the game
Note that right now, only lesson 1 (of 2) is available.
In the age of instantaneous access to information, consumers want webpages to load as fast as possible. Slow websites can even lose customers and business, studies have shown. This course teaches you how to optimize websites for speed.
- Investigate the differences between how mobile and we browsers display information
- Experiment with tools that measure performance