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Create a Discord Bot with Node.js

Build a Discord Bot that forecasts weather & astronomical information, and acts as a sandbox to practice everything related to Node and backend programming.

3 Days

Average time students take to complete this course.

Last updated: June 2024

Overview

Not only will you build an awesome portfolio project, but we’ll cover Node.js best practices, how to work with APIs (including both REST and WebSockets) and we’ll even security-related topics!

What you'll learn

  • Utilize Node.js to create a versatile Discord Bot capable of predicting weather and providing astronomical forecasts.
  • Apply Node.js skills in a real-world project, integrating with professional APIs such as Discord's and Weather API.
  • Learn best practices for backend development in Node.js, including how to efficiently work with REST and WebSockets APIs.
  • Address security considerations in backend applications to ensure your project remains robust and secure.
  • Experience the convenience of developing for an existing frontend, utilizing Discord as a platform to deploy and test your bot.
  • Enhance your backend programming portfolio, showcasing your Node.js capabilities to potential employers through a practical, user-driven project.

Why Is This Nodejs Project Awesome?

One of the questions we're asked most often by Node.js developers is: what's the best way to practice my backend skills without getting bogged down in the frontend?

The beauty of this project is that the front end to our project already exists – it’s the widely used Discord application. Your bot will be usable by all of Discord’s hundreds of millions of existing users on desktop, web, and mobile. One of those users could be your future employer!

You’ll apply your Node.js skills to build a backend application that integrates with two sets of professionally built APIs: the Discord APIs and the Weather API. We’ll cover Node.js best practices, how to work with APIs (including both REST and WebSockets) and we’ll even touch on one or two security related topics.

Wait... What's a Project?

One of the most common things we hear from students is: "I want to build more projects!"

We love hearing that, because building projects is really the best way to learn. And unique, challenging projects can really make your portfolio stand out for potential employers.

But also...it just feel so good when you actually build something real!

That's why we've created ZTM Projects. A collection of comprehensive portfolio and practice projects that you can use to advance your knowledge, learn new skills, build your portfolio, and sometimes even just have fun!

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But you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.

Most importantly, you'll be learning from an industry professional (Adam) that has actual real-world experience as a Senior Software Developer. He teaches you the exact strategies and techniques he uses in his role.

Finally, as with all ZTM courses, this course is a living thing. It will be constantly updated as the landscape changes so you can use it as your go-to resource for building Excel projects now and throughout your career.

Join 1,000s of Zero To Mastery graduates that have gotten hired and are now working at companies like Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies.

They come from all different backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Many even started as complete beginners.

So there's no reason it can't be you too.

And you have nothing to lose. Because you can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, we'll refund you 100% within 30 days. No hassles and no questions asked.

When's the best time to get started? Today!

There's never a bad time to learn in-demand skills. But the sooner, the better. So start building this Nodejs project today by joining the ZTM Academy. You'll have a clear roadmap to developing the skills to build your own projects, get hired, and advance your career.

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Course curriculum

Here's an overview of what you'll learn in this Nodejs project.

Introduction

5 lectures

Project Demo8:11

PREVIEW

Project FAQ

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Project Resources

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Exercise: Meet Your Classmates and Instructor

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Set Your Learning Streak Goal

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Let's Build!

19 lectures

Project Setup with Discord.js6:12

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Creating a Discord Application2:40

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Starting Your Own Discord Server1:37

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Inviting our Bot4:50

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Logging In with our Bot9:33

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Implementing the "ping" Command5:20

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Getting Ready to Register Commands5:03

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Getting Data from the Discord Client2:58

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Registering Slash Commands13:16

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Executing Slash Commands6:33

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Improving the Slash Command Handler7:40

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Improving our Workflow2:24

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Setting up our Weather API8:25

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Fetching the Weather Forecast17:59

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Defining the Forecast Command10:04

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Executing the Forecast Command14:40

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Fetching the Astronomical Forecast2:46

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Astronomical Forecast Command6:49

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Next Steps3:17

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Where To Go From Here?

1 lectures

Review This Project!

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Meet your instructor

Your instructor (Adam) isn't just an expert with years of real-world professional experience. He has been in your shoes. He makes learning fun. He makes complex topics feel simple. He will motivate you. He will push you. And he will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Adam Odziemkowski

Hi, I'm Adam Odziemkowski!

Adam has been working as a senior software developer for many years and has worked for some of the top companies in the world. Adam aims to instill his students with his love for learning and development, while helping them achieve real world success.

SEE MY BIO & COURSES

Adam Odziemkowski

Senior Software Developer

Frequently asked questions

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You can even adjust the text size, color, background and more so that the subtitles are perfect just for you!

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