Why JRS Coding School Teaches Full-Stack JavaScript

Why JRS Coding School Teaches Full-Stack JavaScript

JavaScript is everywhere. It runs on your TV, your watch, your smartphone, and your computer. JavaScript even runs inside hardware electronics; during our fall 2016 course, we were able to build a functional robot with JavaScript. In fact, JavaScript is the most used programming language on earth, according to StackOverflow’s 2016 Developer Survey.

For developers, there are generally two ways to work on an application: as a front-end developer or a back-end developer. Front-end developers work on the outward facing portion of an application, while back-end developers work on how the data of an application is stored, which drives the user interface created by front-end developers.

These two aspects of development are called “stacks.” The front-end stack of an application handles how software interacts with users, and is different based on the environment in which that interaction occurs. For example, if a user experiences one application on both a mobile device and a television, the front-end of the application needs to operate correctly in each unique setting.

“Students who are new to software programming often don’t know what aspects of programming they want to master. JRS teaches full-stack JavaScript, providing our students with exposure to the JavaScript development spectrum, so they can begin to focus their interests and preferences.”

Back-end developers work on the data storage and rules that make a successful front-end experience possible. For example, Amazon, one of the most successful companies today, allows users to search and sort a wide range of products, as well as view products related to the items that interest them. In order for that user experience to be successful, Amazon needs its software to be able to successfully sort and display a massive amount of data. That data storage and organization is the back end of an application.

At JRS Coding School, we focus on teaching full-stack JavaScript. The term “full-stack” refers to the entire landscape of technical pieces required to build an application, including presentation, business rules, data storage, networking, security, etc. Professionals who are experienced in full-stack JavaScript can program the entire stack, or front- and back-end of an application, in JavaScript.

Related: Coding School Founder and Lead Instructor Tom Wilson shares the story behind JRS Coding School.

Students who are new to software programming often don’t know what aspects of programming they want to master. JRS teaches full-stack JavaScript, providing our students with exposure to the JavaScript development spectrum, so they can begin to focus their interests and preferences.

JavaScript has been arguably the most in-demand coding language for the past two or three years now. That means that when you’re looking at jobs in the industry, you’ll find that many of them ask for JavaScript experience or knowledge. That’s why, at JRS Coding School, we’ve chosen to focus our curriculum on full-stack JavaScript. By studying full-stack JavaScript programming, you’ll familiarize yourself with both aspects of software development, and by learning functional programming, you’ll learn both stacks while leveraging a single logic.

Ready to take on the challenge? Contact us today to learn more about JRS Coding School.

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