Let's develop a message-driven microservices application

Learn how to build scalable applications using multiple frameworks and languages in one knowledge-packed crash course

What you'll learn

  • How to combine several current technologies and frameworks into one multifaceted application
  • The essentials of front- and backend development, microservices, messaging and more
  • Each step of the development cycle that goes from an idea to a plan to implementation
  • How to implement your own solutions during many coding exercises
  • Without the need to install or configure anything except git and vagrant

Testimonials from my YouTube page where I post some of the lectures as a preview:

"Very nice. To the point. I went through the official tutorial first (6 chapters) then saw your video. Everything became crystal clear." -- Chankey Pathak

"Very informative and well explained in short time. Superb!!" -- Kalyan Gondrala

"Thanks a lot, this was very helpful and easy to understand" -- Ali Mizan

Dive into modern application development while you build a bookmarking and scraping website from scratch. Understand the whole development process that goes from an idea to a plan to the implementation of a multifaceted application.

Get a profound understanding of many important frameworks and tools in one single class.

  • Web design using Bootstrap
  • Javascript frontend development using the elegant Knockout.js library
  • REST API design and hypermedia-driven APIs
  • Spring & Java backend development
  • Rapid prototyping with Spring Boot
  • Microservices architecture
  • Messaging with RabbitMQ
  • Web scraping with Python

This class offers a unique distraction-free learning experience that allows you to start coding anytime just by clicking a link.

It ships with a virtual machine image that has all requirements installed and a tutoring application that guides you through the course.

Instead of wasting your time with installation or configuration issues that regular courses require, you just open your console and type in vagrant up. I developed a tutoring application that guides you through the lectures and manages your source code and exercises. You start coding just by clicking a link and having the tutor taking care of the rest.

Most courses either focus on too much theory without practice or are not more than a guided hacking tutorial ignoring deeper concepts. My class delivers the material in a concise form by teaching just enough essentials so you can start coding on your own.

Why watch hours of videos and forget most of it when I can get the same knowledge in a fraction of the time?

Contents and Overview

This course will take you from an idea to a complete application. We start with the requirements of our application that we have gathered with our fictive client. We plan the development as we would do in a real life software company.

Then we develop each part of the application. We start with the frontend that we implement in two steps. First, we use Bootstrap to layout the website. Second, we make the website interactive using Knockout.js.

After that we move on to the backend side and talk about REST API development. Using Spring Boot and Java we demonstrate how to create an API quickly that clients consume.

In the final part of this course, we add a web scraping service to our application. We gain an understanding of the microservices architecture and learn how to increase modularity by taking advantage of messaging with RabbitMQ.

I developed this course especially for the busy developer who wants to maximise the time spent on learning.

By taking advantage of virtual machines, git and our unique tutoring application, you can jump right into coding anytime and anywhere you want. Develop worry-free by quickly applying new insights and when done just move ahead. I believe the best way to learn and understand software development is to coding and tinker with applications and frameworks as much as possible.

As a bonus for my students I personally answer every open question you may have in the forum regarding the course material. My motivation is to help you succeed!


Your Instructor

Bernhard Wenzel
Bernhard Wenzel
I started programming when I was nine years old and have been working as an independent software architect for more than a decade. What I care most about in my day job is to find simple solutions to complex problems. Over the years I realised that this is even truer in good teaching.

I believe that how we teach and learn can be vastly improved and that we are still at the beginning of what is possible. As an avid learner myself, I know very well how scattered the process of acquiring new skills can be, where we constantly jump between books, videos, StackOverflow, tutorials and so on. Nowadays, the sheer amount of new technologies can be overwhelming.

In my courses, I want to encourage tinkering and having fun with coding as I believe this is the most efficient way to advance coding skills. I truly believe that the ability to quickly learn something new and apply human creativity to knowledge is the most important skill of the 21st century. I hope to help you with my courses to acquire this skill.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
No worries. If you feel the class doesn't help you, just drop me a line and I refund you, absolutely no questions asked. All my courses come with a 30 days money-back guarantee.
What software do I need for the course?
You need Git, Vagrant and Virtualbox installed to follow the lessons. And your favourite editor of course ;-)
What do I need to know to follow the course?
You should have some programming experience (intermediate level). You may also profit from this course if your focus has been at one specific area (e.g. frontend) and you would like to dive into other parts

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