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Oct 27, 2021
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TCL is a high-level programming and scripting language. The language itself seems simple, yet it can be a struggle to start with TCL. In this course, TCL: The Big Picture, you’ll learn what TCL is and what its role is in today’s programming. First, you’ll explore what TCL is and what it is used for. Next, you’ll discover how to set up the TCL development environment. Finally, you’ll learn how TCL is used to create apps. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of TCL needed to understand and describe the big picture of TCL.

About the author
About the author

Maaike is trainer and software developer. She has trained professionals in the field of Java, Spring, C#, Python, Scrum, React and Angular. Next to the practical training and programming experience, Maaike has a lot of experience with short technical consulting projects and providing learning solutions for complex software development departments.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi there. My name is Maaike van Putten, and welcome to my course, TCL: The Big Picture. I am a software developer and trainer at Bright Boost. In this course, we will be dealing with Tcl and the big picture around it. Tcl stands for Tool Command Language and was created by John Ousterhout in the late 80s, mainly to be embedded in other applications. It is a high‑level, multipurpose, interpreted programming language, and it actually supports multiple programming paradigms, such as functional and procedural programming, but even object‑oriented programming. During this course, you'll learn about the fundamental concepts, such as what to use it for, how to set the Tcl environment, the basics of the language, and the next steps to take. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include what is Tcl and what to use it for, setting up your Tcl environment, executing Tcl applications, creating apps with the Tcl and TK language, and your next steps to take to improve your Tcl skills. By the end of this course, you should understand the bigger picture of Tcl development, and you'll be capable of setting up Tcl in your own system and even running some basic Tcl and TK scripts. It's also a great foundation for starting your programming journey with. Before beginning this course, you don't really need to have experienced with Tcl or coding, but it definitely helps to understand what programming is and if you know the ultimate basics of using the command line. Let me tickle your brains with my TCL: The Big Picture, course here, at Pluralsight,