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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Programming Language Video Lectures

This month I present to you my findings on programming language video lectures. I found some good introductory lectures on C++, Java, Perl, Python and a full blown course on Symbolic Programming from UC Berkeley. Have fun! :)

Introduction to Symbolic Programming (University of California Berkeley)

Topics covered are the following:
  1. Exploration: introduction to the course and to programming.
  2. Procedures and functions: evaluation, words and lists, functional programming.
  3. Variables: data types, inputs to procedures and functions, scope of variables, assignment.
  4. Predicates: conditional evaluation.
  5. Recursion (several models): linear- and tree-recursive operations.
  6. Planning and debugging.
  7. Functional operators.
  8. Other control structures, e.g. iteration, non-local exit.
  9. Other data structures, e.g. trees, hash tables, property lists, files.
  10. Programs as data.

C++ for Particle Physicists

Series of 13 lectures that was presented at CERN in Geneva by Paul Kunz from Stanford University. The lectures are very clear and start with the basics in an attempt to teach C++ to Particle Physicists. Each lecture is about an hour and a half long.

More information about these 13 lectures can be found here:

C++ Programming Tutorial

Bjarne Stroustrup’s Video Lecture on C++0x Standard

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup is the original designer and implementer of the C++ Programming Language.

Quoting Him: "A good programming language is far more than a simple collection of features. My ideal is to provide a set of facilities that smoothly work together to support design and programming styles of a generality beyond my imagination. Here, I briefly outline rules of thumb (guidelines, principles) that are being applied in the design of C++0x. Then, I present the state of the standards process (we are aiming for C++09) and give examples of a few of the proposals such as concepts, generalized initialization, being considered in the ISO C++ standards committee. Since there are far more proposals than could be presented in an hour, I'll take questions."

Java Programming basics

An excellent video lecture course in Java Programming.
Students who view the complete video course will:
  • Understand fundamentals of programming such as variables, conditional and iterative execution, methods, etc.
  • Understand fundamentals of object-oriented programming, including defining classes, invoking methods, using class libraries, etc.
  • Gain exposure to the important topics and principles of software development.
  • Have the ability to write computer programs to solve specified problems.
  • Be able to use a software development environment to create, debug, and run programs.

Introduction to Perl: The Friendly Programming Language

Adam Trickett gives a short talk introducing the Perl scripting / programming language. This talk does not require any previous knowledge of Perl.

The talk covers history of Perl, Perl's parent programming languages, Hello world program, Perl's books, CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) and Useful Perl resources/websites.

Beginning Perl for Nonprogrammers

This is an instructional video outlining the basics of the Perl scripting language.

Audrey Tang - Perl 6 Today

Introducing Python

This 24 minute video contains interviews with luminaries from the Python community interspersed with A Python Love Story. It was created for use as an introductory activity in a computer science course using Python.

Why I Like Python

Jim Dennis gives a short talk on the aspects of the Python programming language that he most appreciates. This talk requires some basic programming knowledge.

Intro to programming with Python and Tkinter

(Sorry, I couldn't find lectures 1 and 2). Starts with lecture 3:

More details on these tutorials at Intro to programming with Python and Tkinter wiki.

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