Introduction to Computer Programming (Coursera)

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Introduction to Computer Programming (Coursera)
This MOOC provides you with the foundational skill set required to write computer programs. If you are interested in learning how to write interactive, graphical programs from an introductory level in a real programming language, this is the course for you.

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You will begin by learning the basics of editing and running programs. Then you will learn how to create 2D graphics using shapes and coordinates. Finally, you will learn how to create interactive graphics that you can control with the mouse. You will even solve a set of interactive puzzles using your coding skills in the Sleuth game which has been created especially for this course. The course uses the Javascript language and the p5.js library.


Course 1 of 3 in the Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Specialization.


Syllabus


Week 1

Your development environment

In this topic you will learn about three key concepts:

• The toolkit we will use to develop programs.

• Drawing using simple shapes and 2D coordinates.

• The process and experience of writing code.


Week 2

Drawing in 2D

In this topic you will learn about three key concepts:

• Set of 2D drawing functions in p5.js

• Colour representation and styles

• Debugging with the console


Week 3

Variables, objects and interaction

In this topic you will learn about three concepts:

• Variables and data

• Simple interaction

• Code organisation



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