The Big Question in Programming

How do we plan, write, execute, and test instructions a computer can understand and process?

Description and resources for Programming

Programming is planning, writing, executing, and testing instructions for a computer.

There are a few really basic ideas you need to understand when you are learning how to program a computer.

  1. output
  2. input
  3. variables
  4. iteration
  5. selection
  6. data types
  7. mathematical operators
  8. comparison operators
  9. fundamental operations

Once you master the ideas above, you will then need to better understand:

  1. common data structures
  2. objects
  3. classes
  4. calling an API
  5. parsing API reply
  6. file input / output
  7. File Formats: XML, plain text, JSON
  8. connecting to a database
  9. making database queries
  10. processing database results
  11. creating a graphical user interface

If you understand the above ideas, you can solve most problems with a computer.

A few more points:

  1. There is a difference between writing code and executing code. You should understand what happens when you execute a program.
  2. You should have a pretty good understanding of interpreted vs compiled languages.
  3. You should be familiar with two programming paradigms, procedural and object-oriented.

Transfer goals

You should be able to solve novel problems using your understanding and skill in programming. You should also apply your understanding of programming to understand other programing languages. You should be able to "computationally think" through a problem. 

Daily notes with the topic Programming

Notes for current academic year (2022 - 2023).

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Wednesday 24 August 2022 Designing Solutions Through Programming grade_9 html vscode
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Wednesday 5 October 2022 Solving Complex Problems Through Programming grade_10
Wednesday 5 October 2022 Designing Solutions Through Programming grade_9 databases
Thursday 6 October 2022 IB Year 1 Higher Level Computer Science grade_11
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Thursday 6 October 2022 Designing Solutions Through Programming grade_9
Friday 7 October 2022 Designing Solutions Through Programming grade_9
Friday 7 October 2022 Solving Complex Problems Through Programming grade_10
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Wednesday 12 October 2022 Designing Solutions Through Programming grade_9
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Monday 17 October 2022 Solving Complex Problems Through Programming grade_10
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Friday 21 October 2022 Designing Solutions Through Programming grade_9
Friday 21 October 2022 Solving Complex Problems Through Programming grade_10
Thursday 20 October 2022 Designing Solutions Through Programming grade_9