Introduction to Programming: Categorize a Value as a Data Type

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level
Introductory
Subject
Software Development
Course Length
50 minutes
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Course Description

Programmers need to understand the concept of data types because every computer language has them. In this course, you will learn what data types are and why you need to be able to categorize a value as a specific data type. Nearly every line of code that you write will in some way use or produce data. As a programmer, you need to be aware of and appropriately handle various data types. This course is not focused on any one specific computer language: your instructor may use examples from JavaScript, C#, Python, and several other languages.

Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructors

Wallace Kelly

Wallace Kelly has been teaching software development for about 14 years, focusing mostly on .Net, including C#, F# and WPF. His passion for teaching started as a little kid when other parents would hire him to teach programming to their kids. Wallace is an experienced, interdisciplinary researcher and program manager. He has vast expertise in intelligent systems, software development, and innovating for next-generation systems. He'll bring this diverse, real-world experience to you as he introduces you to programming basics.