Taking an intro to programming class...

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  1. Necromancer

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    I had some space to fill on my schedule so I'm taking an online intro to programming class. What should I expect to learn within this next semester?
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    If/Then/Else/End If
    Do While/Loop Until
    Statically-declared Variables (as opposed to variables that get created while the program is running, as it need them)
    Hopefully, PROPER COMMENTING
     
  3. Penguin Man

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    Really depends on your school and the prof.

    The following topics are covered in my school's "intro to computing science" course (from http://ugweb.cs.ualberta.ca/~c101/F06/):
    * writing and representing algorithms
    * analyzing algorithms
    * C++ Programming
    * number Representation
    * boolean logic/gates/circuits
    * Von Neumann architecture/ machine language
    * operating systems

    However, it is really intended as an introduction to _computing science_, not just programming.
     
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    Hopefully you won't be learning Pascal like my beginning programming class used. Profs keep telling me that it's important to know that language but when I ask why, they don't seem to have many acceptable answers. IMO it was a waste of time and money. They have since switched the language used in that class to Java.
     

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