CS101.Lect23.AboutProgramming.ppt

CS101.Lect23.AboutProgramming.ppt - CS101 Lecture 23: The...

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1 1 Aaron Stevens 25 March 2011 CS101 Lecture 23: The Way of the Program Introducing Python 2 Overview/Questions – Review: Programmability – Why learn programming? – What is a programming language? – What is Python?
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2 3 Early History of Computing Joseph Jacquard (1801) Jacquard’s Loom, the punched card 4 3 What tricks does your computer do? – Web browsing, email, instant messenger – Play games – Watch movies, organize photos – Word processing, spreadsheets, database Programmability The ability to give a general-purpose computer instructions so that it can perform new tasks. Review: Programmability
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5 Why Learn Programming? –Programming … • is a challenging and intellectually engaging experience. • is an important part of computer science. • can be a lot of fun. • is a skill that can pay the bills. Very well. –Why learn programming in CS101? 6 Why Learn Programming? The fundamental ideas of CS are:
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course CS 101 taught by Professor Stevens during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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