About this Course

This class will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of programming languages. Key concepts include how to specify and process valid strings, sentences and program structures.

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Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 2 months
Skill Level
Intermediate
Included in Course
  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

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Course Leads

  • Westley Weimer
    Westley Weimer

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

String Patterns

  • Find and specify classes of strings using regular expressions.
  • Learn how to escape problematic characters.
  • Represent a Finite State Machine.
Lesson 1

String Patterns

  • Find and specify classes of strings using regular expressions.
  • Learn how to escape problematic characters.
  • Represent a Finite State Machine.
Lesson 2

Lexical Analysis

  • Breaking strings down into important words.
  • Write your own lexer that can tokenize HTML strings.
  • Use regular expressions to parse, lex, and tokenize HTML and JavaScript.
Lesson 2

Lexical Analysis

  • Breaking strings down into important words.
  • Write your own lexer that can tokenize HTML strings.
  • Use regular expressions to parse, lex, and tokenize HTML and JavaScript.
Lesson 3

Grammars

  • How to specify and deconstruct valid sentences.
  • Parsing grammars and discovering errors using regular expressions.
  • Use generators to parse strings.
Lesson 3

Grammars

  • How to specify and deconstruct valid sentences.
  • Parsing grammars and discovering errors using regular expressions.
  • Use generators to parse strings.
Lesson 4

Parsing

  • Turning sentences into trees.
  • Discover malformed input.
  • Set precedence to prioritize parsing of strings.
Lesson 4

Parsing

  • Turning sentences into trees.
  • Discover malformed input.
  • Set precedence to prioritize parsing of strings.
Lesson 5

Interpreting

  • Simulating programs.
  • Write an HTML interpreter.
  • Calling functions and interpreting function definitions.
Lesson 5

Interpreting

  • Simulating programs.
  • Write an HTML interpreter.
  • Calling functions and interpreting function definitions.
Lesson 6

Building a Web Browser

  • Interpreting HTML and JavaScript
  • Build your own web browser.
  • Optimize the performance of your web browser.
Lesson 6

Building a Web Browser

  • Interpreting HTML and JavaScript
  • Build your own web browser.
  • Optimize the performance of your web browser.
Lesson 7

Wrap-up

  • Use regular expressions to parse HTML and JavaScript
  • Write an HTML interpreter.
  • Write a JavaScript interpreter.
Lesson 7

Wrap-up

  • Use regular expressions to parse HTML and JavaScript
  • Write an HTML interpreter.
  • Write a JavaScript interpreter.

Prerequisites and Requirements

This course assumes previous programming experience, comparable to what is covered by the Udacity CS101 course.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Take this class and learn how to build your own simple web browser complete with the ability to parse and understand HTML and JavaScript.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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