Coding for Writers: Basic Programming

Learn to both code and write about code

Course Description

What you’ll learn

  • Write simple JavaScript programs.
  • Understand basic programming concepts.
  • Write documentation for functions, constants, and enumerations.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Programming –> 3 lectures • 17min.
  • Programming with data –> 8 lectures • 38min.
  • Functions, Conditionals, and Loops –> 10 lectures • 40min.
  • More Advanced Concepts –> 4 lectures • 23min.
  • Advanced Capabilities –> 7 lectures • 24min.
  • Final Project and Review –> 3 lectures • 12min.

Coding for Writers: Basic Programming


Course Description

There aren’t many people who can both code and write well, so if you can do both, you will find there many exciting, highly-paid opportunities in the technology industry. This course teaches basic programming to writers so that you can begin to document code.

The course uses JavaScript, but talks about other programming languages as well, including providing a survey of common programming languages. It covers common Computer Science concepts, such as variables, functions, conditionals, loops, etc.

You’ll have hands-on exercises in both writing JavaScript code and documenting constants, functions, and enumerations. You’ll end with a final project where you build a therapist bot. (It’s not as hard as it sounds, although it’s really not a very good therapist.)

What Is in This Course?

By the end of the course, you will understand the basics of programming and be able to write simple JavaScript programs. In addition, you will learn how to document constants, functions, and enumerations. In this course you’ll find:

  • 2+ hours of videos
  • 17 hands-on exercises to lead you through writing and documenting JavaScript
  • Multiple choice and code quizzes
  • PowerPoint presentations as a resource for every video lecture

The course takes approximately 4 hours complete, depending on how fast you are with the exercises.

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