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 using libraries to expand the functionality of your programs, such as using an API to dynamically generate content. You will use multidimensional data with a library to simplify the implementation of your programs. Through this work, you will also learn how to evaluate whether a new library will provide you the functionality you need for your specific problem or implementation. Finally, you will use various methods of programming to load data asynchronously.
Fundamentals of Programming, Writing Programs That Make Decisions, Coding Multi-Part Problems, and Solving Problems Using Functions are required to be completed prior to starting this course.
- Organize, structure, and utilize multidimensional data to simplify the implementation of programs
- Employ programming libraries to expand functionality and reduce development effort
- Use documentation to effectively utilize new libraries
- Recognize and write programs that load data asynchronously
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Novice and self-taught programmers
- Web development career starters
- Small business owners managing a website