Are you new to software development and need a simple, no-frills crash course to get up to speed? This course will teach you the fundamental methodologies, design patterns, and tools needed to begin your journey.
Software development can appear a daunting and complex topic. In this course, Getting Started with Software Development using Cisco DevNet, you will become a productive member of any software development or IT operations automation team. First, you will learn about the various software development methodologies and design patterns available for a given project. Next, you will discover the value of using the Git version control system for your source code, including integration with GitHub. Finally, you will explore how to communicate with REST APIs using Cisco's Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center appliance, hosted in Cisco DevNet's sandbox. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of software development basics to perform the daily duties of a junior software developer.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my course on Getting Started with Software Development using Cisco DevNet. This course primarily follows a company's software development of a web application and all the peripheral design and technical considerations along the way. You'll learn the fundamentals of software development, including development methodologies and design patterns, understanding the different types of APIs, version control using local and remote Git repositories, basic HTTP operations and components, how to utilize the Cisco Developer Network resources, and using Python to interact with real‑life APIs. After completing this course, you'll understand how to design, develop, and manage simple software projects. This is a beginner's course, so there aren't many prerequisites; however, I'd recommend the following course. You'll need basic Python programming skills first. This includes data types, collections, loops, functions, and file management. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about software development and APIs in the context of Cisco DevNet, at Pluralsight.