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What is Programming?


Uncover the basics of programming and explore the world of coding.

Uncover the basics of programming and explore the world of coding.

Last Updated February 27, 2024


No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Web Development Languages

Learn how to explain and categorize web development languages.

Lesson 2


Experience what "programming" is like by looking at what a developer does every day.

Lesson 3


Learn the lingo related to what web standards are and how programming languages are developed.

Lesson 4

Version Control

Get familiar with what Version Control is, how it works, and what related tools are used.

Lesson 5

Disparate Web Terms

Learn a variety of disparate web terms and how they work together in the digital world.

Taught By The Best

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Richard Kalehoff


Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.

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