About This Course
This course is intended for budding full-stack web developers to master the basics of HTTP, the protocol that underlies all web technology. In this course, you'll explore HTTP directly, talking with web servers and browsers by hand. You'll write and deploy low-level web applications in Python. And you'll learn more about how HTTP connects with other web technologies.
Why Take This?
HTTP is the language of the web. Learning how it works is an essential step to becoming a web developer. It's also incredibly handy for _any_ developer, given the omnipresence of HTTP today. This course focuses on the backend side of web technology, and at a relatively low level. By writing code that speaks HTTP directly, you will gain a greater understanding of how each piece of the web puzzle fits together.
Prerequisites and Requirements
HTTP is the fundamental protocol of the Web. Explore how it works using Python code and command-line tools.