Kyle Harms received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2017 at Washington University in St. Louis. Under the supervision of Dr. Caitlin L. Kelleher, he investigated leveraging completion problems to help enable middle school students to learn computer programming independently. He has completed and published research on a variety of topics relating to young learners and learning how to code, both through structured programs and through self-taught methods. His software work is available on the novice programming environment, Looking Glass, and the open source program github.
In this course, you will begin by organizing data in the form of indexed and associative arrays. From here, you will begin combining programming constructs in order to perform more complex actions on data through the use of loops and nesting. In order to build more resilient programs, you will practice implementing means of recognizing and recovering from errors in your programs. Finally, you will tie this all together by writing code to create a program based on a specification document that incorporates the constructs and error handling covered throughout the course.
The following courses are required to be completed before taking this course:
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Writing Programs That Make Decisions
- Combine programming constructs to code multi-part problems
- Structure and organize related data in order to help better solve a problem
- Code programs that recognize and recover from failure
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Novice and self-taught programmers
- Web development career starters
- Small business owners managing a website