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Each instructor and class stays agile so the curriculum can adapt as tools and languages evolve with demand in local markets, but we ensure that each student graduates with the same core front-end development skillset.
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We’ll use advanced CSS interpreters to get all the latest & greatest features without leaving any users behind. Tools you may see: SASS, Compass, Jade, Stylus, Bourbon/Neat, Bootstrap
If it ain’t broke, keep it that way! We’ll explore testing and how to ensure your projects work across devices & through updates. Tools you may see: Jasmine, Mocha, QUnit, Werckr, TravisCI
We’ll go from HTML foundations to HTML5 APIs. In CSS, we cover layout, typography and CSS3 animations. Every student learns strong fundamentals in design, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). We use media queries and responsive design to make sure every layout is fully functional across all screen sizes.
Bring it all together with structured tools to create applications quickly and integrate them seamlessly. We cover common design patterns like MVC (Model-View-Controller) in-depth before launching you into enterprise-grade development. Tools you may see: Backbone, Angular, Ember, React
Our front-end students can do a massive amount of database work on their web apps with some great online tools for data management and aggregation. Tools you may see: Parse, Firebase
Master version control for personal and team workflows. All of your code will live online from day one. Tools you may see: Git, Github
We use local build tools & package managers to speed up your development process and collaborate more consistently. Tools you may see: Gulp, Grunt, Yeoman, Bower
Guest speakers and more! Our students get real world exposure early and often during class.
We do mock interviews, resume writing and portfolio building. Grads have weekly meetings with our team to help find exciting jobs and projects.
Seasoned contractors show you how to find good work, write contracts, set expectations, price well and communicate with clients.
We offer this course in 2 formats: a full-time, 12-week program and a part-time, 24-week program. Each program covers the same topics and are extremely rigorous. In general, the material gets really hard, really fast. All of the work is very do-able, but if you think you’re going to develop professional skills just by showing up to class, this isn’t the school for you. All of our students work extremely hard in and outside of class and the part-time course in particular requires requires a very high level of discipline and time-management skill. We don’t require you to know code to start with, but you need to have tried it and enjoy it. If that’s you, go ahead and apply now. If not, try a few exercises to see.
We’re family people, so our goal is for you to work as hard as possible in class so you can find joy in a great job, freelance work, or starting your own company when you’re done. We’re proud of all of the different types of people who have come through The Iron Yard, and we don’t have stereotypes of what a programmer is like. We’ve taught students from 18 to 50 years old, from different countries and all sorts of backgrounds.
• Quickly build prototypes for websites and apps
• Build fast, production-quality web applications
• Create robust, beautiful interfaces
• Optimize designs for desktop and mobile
• Most importantly, learn how to learn
You can read about tuition, financing and scholarships on our Tuition Page. We offer great financing options, have significant discounts for enlisted military personnel/veterans, and sponsor a Women in Tech Scholarship.
Like we said above, this won’t be a walk in the park. Prepare for a rigorous course.
If you need to be micro-managed, this isn’t the place for you.
You’ll be assigned to groups for projects, and each person’s role will be crucial.
Even if you know basics (or more), you might have to unlearn some things. We’ll start from the ground up as a team, and there won’t be room for egos.
We work hard, play hard, and laugh every single day. We do the best work we possibly can, but we make sure not to take ourselves too seriously.
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