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Programming Languages


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
University of Washington

Type
University

Instructor
Dan Grossman

Category
Computer Science

Duration
10 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
Learn many of the concepts that underlie all programming languages. Use functional programming and contrast it with object-oriented programming. Through experience writing programs and studying three different languages, learn the key issues in designing and using programming languages, such as modularity and the complementary benefits of static and dynamic typing. This course is neither particularly theoretical nor just about programming specifics – it will give you a framework for understanding how to use language constructs effectively and how to design correct and elegant programs. By using different languages, you learn to think more deeply than in terms of the particular syntax of one language. The emphasis on functional programming is essential for learning how to write robust, reusable, composable, and elegant programs – in any language. Beginning with the Fall 2014 offering, verified certificates are available for this course. The certificates look slightly different than for courses from other institutions. Here is an example.