Programming


Perl Programming for Beginners
Hours: 7.5
Lectures: 72

The world of programming has become almost saturated with different languages, all created for different purposes but developed for use in multiple applications. For those just delving into the world of programming, this can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of languages that are simple to learn, highly versatile to use, and make a great starting point for gaining fluency in the coding universe. Perl is one of those languages, and this course will teach you everything you need to know.

Perfect Perl the Easy Way

  • Work with different data types including strings, numbers, variables and user input
  • Create and use array, subroutines, hashes, and regular expressions in Perl applications
  • Gain a conceptual understanding and practical skills to construct your own levels
  • Become competent with the Perl language family and its use in various applications
  • Prepare a foundation of knowledge for learning other more complex languages.

Become an Expert in Perl Applications

This course has been specifically designed for those who have an interest in programming, but still consider themselves to be beginners. Those who already have programming experience but want to learn the basics and concepts of Perl will also find it perfectly suitable.

With over 70 lectures and 7.5 hours of content, this is a true crash course that will get you up to speed in no time. You'll get to grips with Perl fundamentals and design a Perl application, as well as creating automated applications that do the work for you and advanced text analyser applications. But don't worry – you'll work from the bottom up and progress at a pace that suits you, starting off with installation and creating more complex applications with each stage.

Along the way you'll pick up various Perl fundamentals like scalar data, arrays and lists, subroutines, input and output, hashes, and regular expressions before tackling your final project. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to use Perl in a wide range of real world applications.

Tools Used

Perl is a family of general purpose dynamic programming languages originally developed for text manipulation. Over time it has undergone many expansions and revisions and is now used for everything from system administration to GUI development. As it borrows elements from many other programming languages, it makes an excellent jumping-off point for those just beginning to expand their knowledge of programming.

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Fundamentals of HTML
Hours: 4
Lectures: 34

This course is focused on beginners, and will take you all the way from 'what does that even stand for' to creating real life projects using -- and understanding why and how you just did it.

What About HTML5?

HTML5 will become the new HTML standard version in the coming years. To understand HTML5 you must have knowledge of HTML and how it works. HTML5 modifies HTML to allow you to create more modern websites.

Projects and Source Codes

You will learn the basics, then create real projects that use the skills you just learned so you can understand how HTML works in the real world. You will also get access to all lesson source codes so you can deconstruct each lesson -- another valuable learning and time saving tool.

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HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals
Hours: 6
Lectures: 63

When it comes to the world of technology, staying ahead of the curve is always a challenge. In the last year one aspect of this – the world wide web – has kicked up a gear with the introduction of HTML5, the newest version of the code that makes the web tick. If you learn HTML5 along with CSS3 (the next level of web design used on all modern websites), you'll have a recipe for success; and this course will show you how.

Create a website from scratch with HMTL5 and CSS3

  • Build a complete functioning website section by section
  • Gain a solid knowledge base of HMTL5and CSS3 for future, more complex projects
  • Control your website's appearance, functionality and navigability
  • Discover how HTML5 and CSS3 can be used in other areas of the web
  • Learn best practice techniques for building websites and web pages

Build Like a Pro with HMTL5 and CSS3 Design

The only way to effectively learn HTML5 and CSS3 is by diving right in and building websites from the ground up. That's exactly what this course does. Designed for complete beginners, you'll create a complete website section by section during 35 lectures and 5 hours of content.

You'll start by becoming familiar with HTML tags and how they're used, followed by the use of attributes and common settings. Once you've got a handle on basic HTML, you'll move on to the fun stuff: CSS. You'll use CSS for fonts, colours, lists, navigation menus, and more, adding a new element to your website with each section. Links, layouts, tables, forms and videos are all covered too.

If you know how to use a web browser and a text editor, you're all set up for this course already. No extra software or tools are needed, and you can choose your preferred option of each to get going. By the time you finish, you'll know everything you need to know to create beautiful, functional, easy to use websites of any kind.

About HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5

HTML or Hyper Text Mark-up Language is the language used for presenting websites and web content. HTML5 is the latest version, made official by the World Wide Web Consortium in 2014. Having a good grasp of HTML means you'll be able to create, present and edit a whole variety of content on the web.

CSS3

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) essentially 'enhances' HTML, giving developers and users more control over how pages and content is displayed. It is responsible for creating more visually engaging web pages, applications and interfaces. CSS3 is the latest version, and has many more extended features than previous versions – although it is backwards compatible.

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Fundamentals of CSS and CSS3
Hours: 5
Lectures: 32

With over 13 hours of video content, you can be sure you'll learn everything you need without having to read hundreds of pages of text. No eBook here, just great video content.

If you have ever wanted to become a web developer, then you know you need to know both CSS and CSS3. It's your choice how you learn it. You can read through a textbook or eBook, or you can have your own personal tutor showing you how to do everything every step of the way. That's what this course is all about.

How the Course is Taught

This course is taught via a step-by-step tutorial system. You will start with tutorials for beginners who are new to CSS and CSS3 programming and move through progressively more difficult skills, including everything you need to know to build a fully functional, modern and sleek website.

Course Length

There are well over 11 hours of video lectures in this course. It is estimated that you would spend anywhere from 30 - 100 hours in total after viewing all the lectures to practice and master each skill on your own.

Why Take this Course?

You should take this course because it is comprehensive, easy to follow, inexpensive, fun and exciting! Web development is a huge industry, and if you really want to become an app developer, it starts with CSS and CSS3.

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PHP Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals
Hours: 5
Lectures: 64

PHP Object Oriented Programming is now the gold standard expected by a large number of companies (and especially among e-commerce websites). The problem? There are never enough programmers out there who really, really know what they’re doing with PHP OOP. By getting to grips with it, you can not only build better websites; you can reduce the many hours of coding normally needed to create them too. This online course will show you how.

Build high performance, dynamic web pages with PHP OOP

  • Learn the modern day programming approach demanded by most companies
  • Build, design, create and structure advanced dynamic web pages
  • Understand how to maintain and organise PHP code
  • Separate code into objects to harness the full power of PHP
  • Gain an extensive knowledge of Object Oriented Programming

Maintain PHP code more efficiently in web projects

This PHP Object Oriented Programming course contains over 63 lectures and 5 hours of content; that’s more than enough to set you on the path to becoming a PHP OOP expert. Although not designed for complete beginners, anyone with some basic HTML development experience will be more than capable of following along.

The course begins with installation of the local PHP server, then it’s straight into the essential constructs of PHP (i.e. class constructs, attributes, methods and constants). Section 3 covers the the PHP Object in depth, from how to create an object to obtaining and changing its attributes. From then on things get more advanced with an extensive look at the Constructor/ Destructor Magic Method, then static class attributes, constants and methods.

With each section you will complete a practical exercise to put your knowledge to the test and gain hands-on experience of the material you’ve just covered. By the time you’re done, you’ll know the basics of PHP OOP inside out, and plenty more besides.

About PHP OOP

PHP is a widely used programming language that’s especially suitable for web development and e-commerce. Object Oriented Programming is a programming model often used with PHP. With OOP, programmers define not just the data type of a data structure, but the functions that can be applied to it too.

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Learn PHP Model View Controller Pattern (PHP MVC)
Hours: 4.5
Lectures: 32

In this course you will learn how PHP Model View Controllers (PHP MVC) work and how to create one yourself.

Using the open source and well documented PHP MVC Project as a starting point, you will learn how to incorporate Model View Controllers into your development and solidify your skills by building your own MVC based framework.

What Is Model-View-Control?

The Model-View-Control (MVC) pattern, originally formulated in the late 1970s, is a software architecture pattern built on the basis of keeping the presentation of data separate from the methods that interact with the data. In theory, a well-developed MVC system should allow a front-end developer and a back-end developer to work on the same system without interfering, sharing, or editing files either party is working on.

Even though MVC was originally designed for personal computing, it has been adapted and is widely used by web developers due to its emphasis on separation of concerns, and thus indirectly, reusable code. The pattern encourages the development of modular systems, allowing developers to quickly update, add, or even remove functionality.

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Python Programming for Beginners
Hours: 3
Lectures: 27

Delving into the world of coding can be intimidating. With so many complex languages and implementation possibilities, it's easy to become overwhelmed. By starting off with Python programming, you'll learn a simple, versatile and highly readable code that you can execute on a wide variety of systems quickly and easily.

Master one of the most popular programming languages in the world

- Understand and implement basic Python code
- Create and run a real-world Python program
- Gain a knowledge of basic programming concepts

Learn a simple, streamlined coding language quickly and easily

If you've never written a single line of code or if you're well-versed in multiple program languages, Python Programming for Beginners will enable you to better understand programming concepts.

Widely regarded as one of the most simple and versatile programming languages out there, Python is used for web programming, video game building, microchip testing, desktop apps, and so much more. Used by programmers, developers, designers and everyone in between, it's one of the easiest programming languages to learn, and definitely the best starting point for new coders. This course will not only give you an understanding of the code, but will enable you to create and run real world Python programs too.

Course Overview

This course includes over 26 lectures and 3.5 hours of content, designed specifically for Python programming beginners.

You will be guided through the installation process and the basic concepts of Python programming, understanding with the language as a whole. From there, you'll dive straight into the specifics, learning the variables, loops and statements of the language and understanding the function parameters, variables and common errors.

During this course you'll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to practical use by working with files and classes, importing syntax and making modules, and most importantly, by building your own Python program from scratch.

You'll walk away with detailed knowledge of one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. You'll have gained a foundation of skills that will enable you to progress to more complex coding languages, as well as understanding the underlying principles of all programming languages. In short, you'll have everything you need to become a proficient programmer.

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Python Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals
Hours: 4
Lectures: 10

Python is a big deal. More and more beginner programmers are choosing it as their first language to learn, which means its future is more than just bright - it’s dazzling. It makes coding faster, easier and fun. When combined with the object oriented programming approach these qualities are further enhanced, which means Python is virtually unstoppable. If you want to future-proof your programming skills, this is exactly what you need to learn.

Build and Enhance Python Applications

  • Maintain and organise Python code more efficiently
  • Build as you go for practical, real-world experience
  • Learn a new, easy approach to programming
  • Separate code into objects to maximise power and minimise stress

Get to Grips with Object Oriented Programming

This online course is designed with beginners in mind. Although it helps to already know the basics of Python, it’s not a requirement. You’ll be guided through the entire installation process before hitting the more challenging material. If your goal is to learn how to enhance, maintain and build highly-driven applications, then this is the course for you regardless of your skill level.

Once installation is complete you’ll dive straight into the various features and functions of Python including the class construct, attributes, methods, class variables and more. Then you’ll get to grips with the more advanced concepts. Object oriented programming in relation to Python, the constructor/destructor magic methods, and class inheritance are all given dedicated sections with live exercise demos and explanations at every stage.

As you progress through the course you’ll complete a final project based on real-world examples, to prepare you for undertaking your own OOP Python projects. By the end of this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of Python, the object oriented programming approach, and how to combine the two.

About Python

Python is a high-level, general-purpose, dynamic programming language that is becoming ever more widespread in the programming world. It is readable, succinct, scalable, and can support multiple programming paradigms. It is now the most common ‘starter’ language taught on university programming courses and is seen by many as the future of coding.

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Swift 1.x Programming for Beginners
Hours: 5
Lectures: 48

Swift is one of the hottest new languages on the market today, and essential if you want to develop iOS apps. However, if you’ve ever tried to learn it yourself by reading manuals or following complicated tutorials, you’ll know it’s not the simplest language in the world. This course gives you a head start on your way to becoming a solid Swift engineer by explaining everything you need to know in a straightforward manner, from a beginner’s perspective. Using both practical examples and easy-to-follow theory, you’ll be a Swift expert in no time.

Swift Programming – in More Ways than One

  • Write your own basic programs in Swift
  • Understand the most important language features
  • Create functions, classes, structs and more
  • Hook up a basic UI with events
  • Debug with playground and Xcode environments

Start Developing iOS apps today

With 48 lectures and 4 hours of content, this course takes a step-by-step approach to learning Swift so you’ll be guided through all of the fundamentals. You’ll need XCode 6+ / OS X, and you’ll find is much easier if you’re already comfortable installing software. This course is designed with Swift beginners in mind, but students should have some prior programming experience in order to get the most benefit from it.

After a brief introduction, the course starts off with laying out the concepts of variables and strings; two of the most important you need to know to get to grips with Swift. After that, you’ll start creating your first app, learning the various features of the language as you go. You’ll cover branching, collections and loops, functions, enumerations, structures and classes, gaining practical skills and preparing yourself for using Swift in real world situations.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to write your own basic programs in Swift and understand its most important features. Don’t be intimidated, you can and will learn Swift!

Tools Used

Swift is a multi-paradigm programming language created for Apple. Deemed by its creators to be a ‘modern programming language that is safe, fast, and interactive’, it is designed to work with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS applications. It was introduce by Apple in 2014 and is currently in its second version.

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