Prework is the first semester of the bootcamp. The class time is the second semester.
Welcome to the prework. Here, you will find everything you need to get set up and ready to go before entering class. There are three parts to the prework:
- Creating your CNM and Deep Dive student accounts.
- Setting up the toolset.
Your first steps will be setting up your CNM Student Account and Deep Dive Coding Account. Next, you will set up your toolset, and learn how to download and install core tools used in the class and by web developers in the real world. In the self-study section, you will engage in reading and practical exercises to introduce you to material before the class starts.
We recommend that you do not stop at the minimum required self-study. Do the supplemental and advanced reading and exercises to further and deepen your understanding. There is a very strong causational relationship between those who invest extra time into prework and success in class.
Items marked with a checkmark () are required. Items marked with an open circle () are optional, but strongly recommended.
- Create your CNM Student Account
- Create your Deep Dive Coding Student Account
- Set Up Your Toolset
- Watch The Deep Dive Basic-Screencasts
- Contact Your Instructors for a Prework-Checkin
- Self Study: "Supplemental Material"
- Self Study: "Advanced Material"
Create Your Student Accounts
Step 1: Create your CNM Student Account
View the following screencast for instructions on how to sign up for a CNM Student Account. If you are currently enrolled as a CNM student, you may not have to complete this step.
Step 2: Create your Deep Dive Coding Student Account
After you have your CNM account created, you should have a CNM username, CNM email address, and a CNM password. You will need your CNM username and password handy. Follow the link below.
HINT: Your CNM username is your CNM email address without the "@cnm.edu" extension.
Set Up Your Toolset
The following screencasts will instruct you on how to create SSH Keys, install Git, install PhpStorm, and connect GitHub. Watch and follow along with the screencasts for your Operating System below.
Be Comfortable with the Toolset!
Having a complete and correctly configured toolset is required for success in the class. Familiarity and comfort with your toolset will be expected by the first day of class. The time to practice the toolset is during the prework phase. Specifically, be comfortable and familiar with:
- Creating new repositories on GitHub
- Setting deployment configurations
- Uploading files to the server
The more you learn the toolset during prework, the more you can focus on actual material during class.
The self-study material has been split into three categories:
- Required Reading - "The Basics". You MUST complete this material prior to the first day of class.
- Supplemental Material - Optional, if you need extra help with "The Basics".
- Advanced Prework - Optional. HIGHLY recommended if you have finsihed "The Basics", and are ready for more.
Required Viewing - "Deep Dive Basics"
|Deep Dive Basics|
|HTML and CSS|
|Variables and Types|
|Conditionals and Functions|
|APIs Objects and Interfaces|
|Color Picker Part I|
|Color Picker Part II|
|Shopping List Part I|
|Shopping List Part II|
Now Contact your Instructors!
After you have completed the Deep Dive Basic-Screencasts schedule a time for the Prework-Checkin.
Failure to complete a Prework-Checkin will result in being dropped from the class
Required Reading - "The Basics"
|1||Introduction to Dynamic Web Content||1 - 14|
|3||Introduction to PHP||35 - 49|
|8||Introduction to mySQL||165 - 186|
|Mozilla Developer Network: Introduction to HTML|
|Mozilla Developer Network: HTML Elements|
Khan Academy: DOM Events
Attempting this tutorial is very important to create a foundation you will use in Angular.
Supplemental Material - Extra Help Here!
The following resources are optional, but highly recommended if you need additional coverage or help with "The Basics".
Residents of Bernalillo County can acquire a free membership to Lynda.com by applying for a library card and signing into Lynda.com using the following link: https://www.lynda.com/portal/Patron?org=cabq.gov.
Students and staff of the University of New Mexico can also access Lynda.com using this link: https://login.unm.edu/cas/login?service=http://www.lynda.com/portal/unm.
Advanced Prework - Beyond "The Basics"
|4||Expressions and Control Flow in PHP||63 - 93|
|5||PHP Functions and Objects||95 - 122|
|6||PHP Arrays||123 - 138|
|9||Mastering MySQL||209 - 232|
|11||Form Handling||265 - 286|
|12||Cookies, Sessions, and Authentication||287 - 308|
|Lynda.com: Creating Secure PHP Web Sites|
|Lynda.com: Accessing Databases with Object-Oriented PHP|
|Lynda.com: Object Oriented Programming with PHP|
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. We are here to help! Please direct all questions to:
- Senior Program Manager: Andrea Sisneros-Wichman: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bootcamp Assistant Instructor: George Kephart: email@example.com
- Bootcamp Assistant Instructor: Chloe Edeal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct all program related questions to Andrea and all technical and curriculum related questions to either George or Chloe.