This course will teach you some of the advanced development concepts used in the top tech companies today. How do I know this? Because I’ve been leading tech teams in both large enterprise as well as startup companies in New York City for the past 15 years.
The course goes through the process of building a social web application using Python Flask and the most popular document store database in the market: MongoDB. We will go over modeling best practices, how to build efficient indexes and how to interact with it using the popular MongoEngine ORM.
Step-by-step we will go over the user registration, login and management, the relationship model for users to become friends, and a scalable news feed system using the same architectural design that Twitter and other popular social applications have been using to handle massive amounts of user data.
Additionally we will setup and use Amazon’s AWS cloud infrastructure for this social application, and you will learn how to manage thousands of images using Amazon S3 and best-of-class email distribution using Amazon SES.
If you already know the basics of Python and Flask and you are interested in advancing your knowledge, this course will go over some of the advanced concepts of web application development, architecture design, database modeling and leveraging cloud infrastructure services.