Learn Programming From Stanford University For Free

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Stanford University videoA couple of years ago, Stanford University in the US launched a short course that teaches the fundamentals of computer programming. Being from Stanford, you'd expect it to be top-quality. And it is. The lecturer is very good at explaining all the key points. If you want to see for yourself, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkMDCCdjyW8 as you can watch the full set of lectures online for free.

One common criticism of the course is that the programming language it teaches is Java, which is not particularly easy to learn. But as a way of grasping the fundamentals of programming, it's fine. Stanford has recently started on a new course, using the Javascript language instead (despite the similar names, Java and Javascript are very, very different).

At present, the new Javascript lectures aren't online. When they are, we'll let you know. But for now, check out the Java ones, which start at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkMDCCdjyW8 and you can then follow the links on the site to subsequent episodes.

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