Introduction to Programming: Identify the Elements of a Computer Language

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level
Introductory
Subject
Software Development
Course Length
1 Hour
Subscription
Foundation

Course Description

Have you ever looked at source code and wondered how anyone could interpret something that seems so cryptic? Once you learn the basics of programming languages, you'll discover that they're a lot like human language. While programming languages are designed specifically for listing out instructions for a computer, they still use grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation. In this course, your instructor will show you how to identify those language elements in sample code. Specifically, you'll learn the rules of language, or grammar, the different types of words that are used, or vocabulary, and how to make sense of all the symbols, or punctuation. Being familiar with these elements will help you learn your first computer language.

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.