Microsoft Free Online Course on Writing Professional Code

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Microsoft is offering free online course on Writing Professional Code. In this four-week course, applicants will learn how to elevate your game to the next level.

Students will learn and practice key skills that developers use every day. Work with a collection of code in a version control system like Git, use open source (OSS) libraries, make updates to existing code, improve its readability, and even take a look at security.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Microsoft and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. Computing is ubiquitous, and experiences span devices and exhibit ambient intelligence. Billions of sensors, screens and devices – in conference rooms, living rooms, cities, cars, phones, PCs – are forming a vast network and streams of data that simply disappear into the background of our lives.

About This Course

“Professional” sounds boring, right? Wrong! Join expert Andrew Byrne, who has more than 25 years of software development experience, and see how fun it can be to apply your coding skills to actual problems. Create an online portfolio of code on GitHub, and receive feedback from your peers through code reviews and discussions.

Why Take This Course?

Being a professional developer is about managing change, evolving a codebase, maintaining quality, and keeping your users and your business safe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Work with code that’s maintained in a version control system, such as Git.
  • Improve code and make it easier to understand using refactoring, code comments, naming conventions and documentation.
  • Update an existing code base.
  • Code with confidence with the help of unit tests.
  • Give and receive meaningful feedback in a peer code review.
  • Contribute to Open-Source Software (OSS) projects on GitHub.
  • Learn how to keep your code secure and respect your user’s privacy.

Instructors

Andrew Byrne

Andrew is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft. His passion for software and teaching comes from 20+ years of software development experience at Microsoft, Siemens, Ericsson and his own startup.

Requirements

Knowledge of C# is required

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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