Diploma in Modern Application Development - Alison

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Advanced Diploma in Modern Application Development

Learn detailed knowledge for creating applications with this free Diploma Course in Modern Application Development.

Software Development
Free Course
In this free online course, you will learn key concepts and step by step methods to build an application from scratch in the 2020s. This online diploma course will teach you some important programming languages such as HTML, Java, and MySQL. This course also includes modern, need-to-know details of modern application development including database setup, cookies, encryption as well as protocols that will help you in application development.
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    20-30 Hours
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This free modern application development course will give you the technical details and on-hand experience of creating modern apps in the 2020s. This course is ideal for those who are already a computer or web programmer and wants to enhance their skills or for newbies who want to learn how to build apps.

You will be introduced to the concept of App ideas and the difference between Modern and Traditional Applications. You will learn how to identify problems and provide the best solution. The course will continue with the command line approach, concepts of design consideration in the CL app and java programming. It will include the key ideas of protocols, layering, HTTP headers, and firefox web dev tools. You will understand how servlets work, details of Tomcat and idea of sessions as well as cookies and the Java version of templates. You will also look deeper into application logging, log libraries & logs used by servers. This free online course will help you learn the details of the MySQL database from the designer's perspective and how to design tables and records.

The course will help you learn about the importance of URL in web applications which includes bookmarking, caching, and back button. You will be introduced to navigating the app state problem and the post-redirect-get solution. It will explain the structure of cookies and the most important concepts of encryption that will help you to secure your application.

If you want to enhance your career in application development or just want to add a new skill in the field of programming then this course is ideal for you. Start this course today and you'll be on your way to becoming a professional application developer.

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Introduction to Modern Application Development

Command Line Approach in Web Application

Comparing CLI, GUI, and HTTP Header & Protocol

Introduction to HTML CSS and Application Logs

Diploma in Modern Application Development - First Assessment

Developing Web Applications with Servlets & JSP

Introduction to MYSQL Database and Java

Introduction of URL in Web App and Post Redirection

Diploma in Modern Application Development - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between Traditional Programs vs Modern Apps.
  • Discuss the design consideration for a command-line approach app.
  • Identify the use of HTML and CSS in fairshare program.
  • Describe the functions of servers and their interactions with the application.
  • Explain the process of setting up a HTTP server with Java and HTML.
  • Evaluate the testing methods of debugging errors with the help of curl.
  • Summarize the installation and configuration method of Tomcat Application.
  • Explain how to create JSP forms, identify the errors and perform debugging.
  • Explain the details of MySQL databases and design database tables and records.
  • Describe the post redirect get a solution.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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