Introduction to Programming

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Welcome to the Introduction to Programming. This course is part of the School of Computer Sciences curriculum, and so new visitors should familiarize themselves with the Introduction to Computer Science course before beginning these lessons on programming.

Since this is an introductory course, we won't be dealing with any programming language in particular. Examples will be taken from a number of programming languages or given in a pseudocode. Wikiversity offers more in-depth courses on Java and C++.

Periodically throughout this course there will be instructions to work on a lesson from your chosen language.


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This course assumes no prior experience with programming. We do, of necessity, assume that the student is able to operate their own system to, at a minimum, install and set up the tools needed to program in at least one computer programming language.

While not strictly necessary, some comfort with math—at least at the high school algebra level—would be useful in understanding some of the supporting material referenced in this course.

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Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource.
Completion status: Almost complete, but you can help make it more thorough.
  1. About Programming
  2. Programming Languages
  3. Organization
  4. Variables
  5. Numeric Variables
  6. Boolean Variables
  7. Control Structures
  8. Subprograms
  9. Scope
  10. Debugging

See Also

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