This has been a great week of deals for prospective programmers, but we’ve also featured a nice phone bundle and some backup power — here is a roundup.
94% off the UI/UX Designer Bundle
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Design is about more than just a pretty face — it is about making your users smile. The five courses in this bundle show you how that can be achieved, with each course focusing on a different aspect of the craft.
Topics include the fundamentals of design, understanding the UX process, building habit-forming products, and optimizing your designs with data and user testing. It is a total of 25 hours of video coaching, and you get a certificate of completion when you finish each part.
Order this bundle now to improve your design skills for just $34.
92% off the Ruby On Rails Rookie-to-Rockstar Bundle
The popularity of Ruby has soared among developers recently, in part because it is a great language to work with. This bundle of six courses is designed to be beginner-friendly, but the instruction extends to advanced techniques.
The 45 hours of tuition starts with two courses teaching the basics — such as objects, classes, strings, numerics, and control structures. With this grounding, you can then move on to the specific Ruby skills needed to launch a web app, or learn the higher-level concepts of Rails mastery. Order it from TNW Deals for $49 and receive lifetime access to the courses.
Pay what you want for the Back-End Developer Course Bundle
If you prefer substance over style when it comes to digital product-building, then this bundle might be more your flavor. It includes eight courses which teach the fundamentals of back-end development. That includes working with PHP, Python, Django, and Ruby on Rails, and with each language or framework, the courses start from scratch.
In total, it amounts to over 95 hours of tuition, but the best part is that you get to name the price you want to pay. To pick up this deal, head for the link below.
65% off the Nexus 5 with One Year of Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop
The Nexus 5 remains one of the best handsets money can buy, especially since it runs the premier available version of Android, straight from Google. It is powered by a 2.26 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, and it sports a stunning 1080×1920 display, plus an 8MP rear-facing camera.
This deal bundles the handset with a year of wireless service from FreedomPop. The Unlimited Talk-and-Text plan offers what the name suggests, along with 500MB of 4G LTE data per month, with no contract.
You can order this killer combination now for $199.99 with free shipping.
72% off the Power Vault 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack
Rather than being paranoid about your battery fading at a critical moment, it might be worth investing in a backup battery. The Power Vault is barely bigger than an iPhone, but it holds enough juice to recharge any handset or tablet several times over, or even enough to save a dying laptop.
It also offers dual USB ports for side-by-side charging (1A and 2.1A for fast charging), and it is encased in aluminum for safe transport. Grab one now for $29.99 with free shipping to the US, and just $5 more for international shipping.