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Coding for Writers: Basic Programming

Learn to both code and write about code
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 33m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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

You will learn

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


• Love of writing and interest in coding
• A modern browser, a text editor (you can use a free one), and a word processor (Word, Google docs, etc.)

This course is for

• This course is meant for writers who want to learn programming.
• No coding knowledge or experience is necessary.
President, SDK Bridge
Peter founded SDK Bridge to bring together his love of technology and writing. After 10 years as a software developer, he learned the skill of API writing at Microsoft. Since then, he has worked as an API writer to describe APIs for eCommerce, automobile traffic prediction, electric utilities, mobile phones, and tractors, just to name a few.  In addition to API and SDK documentation, he creates video tutorials for software developer audiences. Peter received his BA in Physics from the University of Chicago and his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 33m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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