Play by Play: Getting Started with Programming

In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals as well as best practices, and by the end of the presentation you will be well prepared to go on to learn the language of your choice.
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(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 2, 2018
Duration
1h 41m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 2, 2018
Duration
1h 41m
Description

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Getting Started with Programming, John Papa and Jesse Liberty teach the fundamentals of programming. Learn what you need to know to get started as a programmer, including variables, assignment, equality, loops, collections, and objects. By the end of this course, you’ll have an understanding of the fundamentals and best practices of programming that will help prepare you to learn the language of your choice.

About the author
About the author

Jesse Liberty is an independent programmer and consultant who specializes in mobile development and ASP.NET. He is a Xamarin MVP, Certified Mobile Developer, and Microsoft MVP. Jesse is also an author and an internationally renowned speaker. He hosts the popular Yet Another Podcast and his blog is considered required reading for developers.

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John Papa is a Principal Developer Advocate with Microsoft and an alumni of the Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director, and MVP programs.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, this is Jesse Liberty. I'm a software developer with three decades of professional programming experience. I'm a Microsoft MVP and an author with over two dozen books and as many Pluralsight courses. I speak at developer conferences worldwide and I'm a senior consultant for Wintellect. In this course, John Papa of Microsoft and I will teach you the fundamentals of programming. We assume you have no programming experience and we define and explain each topic in turn building on what you learn as we go. We use JavaScript and TypeScript to illustrate each concept, though everything we teach in this course applies equally well to C#, Java, and hundreds of other programming languages. We cover everything you need to know to get started as a programmer, including variables, assignment, equality, loops, collections, and objects. We also teach best practices so that what you learn in this course will be the foundation for excellent programming as you move on to intermediate and advanced programming courses. All the software we use in this course is absolutely free, and with this course you'll be well on your way towards being an excellent programmer.