Code 401

Advanced Software Development in Full Stack JavaScript

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Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm
10 weeks


* A 13% discount applies if you enroll in all four courses (102-401).

Next Class
May 15th – July 26th, 2023

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Languages & Frameworks

  • Advanced Server-Side JavaScript
  • Advanced Client-Side JavaScript
  • React and component frameworks
  • Advanced HTML, CSS, and CSS Preprocessing with Sass


  • Group Projects
  • Whiteboard Challenge Groups

Agile Values & Practices

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Modern Agile
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Behavior-Driven Development
  • Unit, Integration, and End-to-End Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Kanban & Scrum


  • Structural Design Patterns
  • Async Design Patterns
  • Client / Server architecture
  • TCP and HTTP
  • NoSQL Databases
  • RESTful API
  • Authentication / Authorization
  • Data Modeling
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Behavior-Driven Development
  • Unit, Integration, and End-to-End Testing
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Functional Programming
  • Code Readability and Maintainability
  • Version Control
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • Debugging
  • Real-time apps with
  • Event-Driven Applications
  • Asynchronous Programming
  • UI Component Frameworks Programming
  • UML

Environments and Tools

  • Unix
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Node.js
  • ESLint
  • MongoDB
  • Heroku
  • Continuous integration
  • ES6
  • React
  • Redux
  • Webpack
  • SCSS
  • JSDoc
  • Swagger
  • Jest
  • Redux
  • React-Native
  • Socket.IO
  • Express JS
  • Cloud integration and deployments with AWS tools like S3, Lambda

Data Structures & Algorithms

  • Linked Lists
  • Stacks/Queues
  • Trees
  • Binary Search Trees
  • Sorting Algorithms
  • Hash Maps
  • Graphs
  • Whiteboard Interview Practice


  • Code 301
    Students with previous experience can test out of this requirement in their application. If you’d like to test straight into this course, please make sure you have experience with all of the topics listed on the Code 201 and Code 301 course pages.
  • All students are expected to complete the prework for this course before the first day of class.


Build full-stack web applications with server-side Node.js and modern, client-side, front-end libraries and frameworks, including React. Throughout this intensive course, you will study data structures and algorithms, professional software development techniques, and established industry best practices as you advance your skills in full-stack JavaScript.

This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects.


By the end of this course, you will:

  • Build and contribute to a server-side and client-side application, each using an architecture/framework that promotes maintainability, scalability, and collaboration. These skills will be fully demonstrated during project week during their team development of a prototype, adhering to industry best practices and patterns.
  • Apply Computer Science fundamentals in analyzing the trade-offs between competing solutions when choosing algorithms; JavaScript coding patterns and practices; and byte formats that do not degrade the performance or Node browser functionality of their applications.
  • Be given a series of career development workshops and the web development knowledge, experience, habits, and practices learned in this course, students will create an online brand, network, and resume; and will demonstrate aptitude in personal and technical interviews of varying formats, in order to conduct a successful job search and obtain a job as a Full-Stack JavaScript or Front-End Web Developer.


Once you are accepted into the course, please complete the Code 401 Prework. This important Prework makes up a part of your 401 grades!

Career Development Curriculum

  • Two full days of Code 401 are dedicated to workshops and presentations that teach students the skills they’ll need for their job search, such as personal branding techniques, effective networking practices, how to create an attractive resume, mastering personal and technical interviews, job search best practices, and more.
  • Additionally, during each Project Week, students present projects that will go into their professional portfolio. Learn More »

Computer & Material Requirements

You are required to supply your own laptop that meets the below requirements. Chromebooks are not suitable for this course, since you can’t directly control installed software. You are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of your computer throughout the course. The course pre-work will have specific instructions for configuring your computer to be ready for the first day of class.

  • 64-bit Operating System, like macOS, Ubuntu or Windows 10
  • Fully up to date, with the latest version of the operating system and all security updates installed
  • At least 100GB of free space on the hard drive
  • At least 16GB of RAM. 32GB RAM strongly preferred
  • Free of viruses, Zoom-ready (reliable webcam and microphone), and in general working order

By the first day of class, you will need:

  • The latest version of Google Chrome
  • The Visual Studio Code editor
  • A GitHub account
  • Hombrew
  • The latest version of Node.js
  • Xcode from the Mac App Store with the command line tools

Learn with Stacked Modules

Concepts in each of our courses are taught using stacked modules, where a new concept is introduced in each class session, building upon what came before it. This is a challenging style that requires persistence, practice, and collaboration, but allows more concepts to be introduced over the length of the course. This method helps students learn and retain more information in a short period of time. Learn more about stacked modules »

Homework Policy

DeltaV Code School provides only a pass/fail transcript and does not assign letter grades to each student. However, to monitor student progress throughout each program, DeltaV Code School uses a point-based grading system that is introduced to the students on the first day of each program. In order to pass the class, students must attain at least 90% of available points. For more information, see Grading System and Disciplinary Action For Low Grades.


Punctuality, participation in discussions, completion of assignments, and demonstration of professional courtesy to others are required. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class. Passing requires at least 90% attendance. Students should always contact the instructors ahead of time if they are unable to attend all or part of a class session.