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This class will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of programming languages. Key concepts include how to specify and process valid strings, sentences and program structures.
String PatternsFinding and specifying classes of strings using regular expressions
Lexical AnalysisBreaking strings down into important words
GrammarsSpecifying and deconstructing valid sentences
ParsingTurning sentences into trees
Wrap-upExam testing your knowledge
- Westley Weimer - Westley Weimer is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia where he teaches computer science and leads research in programming languages and software engineering. He has won three awards for teaching and over half a dozen "best paper" awards for research. He has MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.