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CS 124 daily lessons mix text, interactive walkthroughs, video content, and small practice and homework problems.

Each one brings you one step closer to mastering the basics of computer science and programming. And the course staff will accompany you every step of the way, to ensure that you are not alone.

Spring 2023

02/08/2023: null

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How many problems can nothing cause? Quite a few! We'll learn more about the nothing that is a huge problem in this lesson.

02/07/2023: Algorithms and Strings

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Our next lesson is on algorithms and strings, and gives us a bit more practice with both.

02/06/2023: Strings

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Next we meet a new type of data and our first example of an object.

02/03/2023: Functions and Algorithms

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In this lesson we'll explore the connections between functions and algorithms.

02/02/2023: Practice with Functions

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Let's pause for a bit more practice with functions before we continue our journey together.

02/01/2023: More About Functions

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Next we'll continue discussing functions and introduce several common algorithm patterns.

01/31/2023: Errors and Debugging

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Let's examine errors, debugging, and maintaining a healthy mindset as you learn to work with computers.

01/30/2023: Functions

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As we begin writing algorithms, let's stop and discuss how to organize our code into reusable units called functions.

01/27/2023: Practice with Loops and Algorithms

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In this lesson we'll pause for more practice with loops and algorithms, including several chances to get practice solving real problems.

01/26/2023: Algorithms

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Next we'll pull together everything we've learned so far and use our new skills to start solving real problems. Or, put another way, we'll start designing algorithms.

01/25/2023: Loops

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In this lesson we'll cover our last core computer capability: the ability to repeat something multiple times, very quickly.

01/24/2023: Arrays

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Let's learn about our first data structure: arrays, which put data values in order.

01/23/2023: Compound Conditionals

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Next we'll examine how to make our conditional statements a bit more complex, allowing us to make more interesting decisions based on data in our programs.

01/20/2023: Conditional Expressions and Statements

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One of the things that makes computers so powerful is their ability to make decisions. We'll explore that capability in our programs in this lesson.

01/19/2023: Operations on Variables

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Our journey continues as we examine how we can manipulate the data stored by variables in our programs.

01/18/2023: Variables and Types

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Java

Let's begin our journey in computer science by presenting two of the basic building blocks of computer programs: variables and data types.

01/17/2023: Welcome to CS 124

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Welcome to CS 124! We're excited to join you as you start your journey in computer science and programming. Today!