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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Computer Architecture and Data Basics
  • Chapter 2: How Programming Languages Work
    • A Programming Language is a Program - Compiling and Interpreting
    • The Tradeoff: Speed vs Effort and the Level of the Language
  • Chapter 3: How the Internet Works
    • Servers and Clients: Digital Conversation Participants
    • Digital Conversation Medium: Requests and Responses
    • The Browser: A Window to the Internet
    • Browser Development Tools
  • Chapter 4: Command Line Basics
    • A Program to Run Programs
    • Basic Navigation, Folder, and File Commands: pwd, ls, mkdir, cd, touch, cp, mv, rm
    • Other Useful Commands: clear, echo, history, zip, tar, sudo, cat, man
  • Chapter 5: Text Editor Basics with Vim
    • Text Editor Overview
    • Vim Overview
    • The VimTutor
  • Chapter 6: HTML Basics
    • The Skeleton of a Website
    • Tag Format
    • Data vs Metadata
    • Base tags: <html>, <head>, <body>, <title>
    • Content Tags: <p>, <hx>, <img>, <a>, <form>, <input>, <div>, <span>
  • Chapter 7: CSS Basics
    • CSS Selectors
    • Common CSS Properties: color, background-color, font-size, font-family, margin, padding, height, width, display, text-align
    • Media Rules
    • The <link> HTML Element
  • Chapter 8: JavaScript Basics
    • Node.js
    • Variables and Assignment
    • Data Types: integer, float, string, boolean, array, object
    • Basic Statements: console.log, alert, length
    • Comments
    • Program Flow Control Statements: if/else, loops, break, continue
    • Functions, Methods, and Variable Scopes
    • jQuery Basics
    • The HTML <script> Tag
    • Revisting the Browser Console
  • Chapter 9: Python Basics
    • Background
    • Installing Python
    • Variables and Assignment
    • Data Types: integer, float, string, boolean, list, dictionary
    • Common Statements: print, input, length, range, casting
    • Comments
    • Program Flow Control Statements: if/else, loops, break, continue
    • Functions
    • Working with Files
    • Creating and Running Python Programs
    • Exceptions
    • Modules and Imports
  • Chapter 10: Java Basics
    • Installing Java
    • Variables and Assignment
    • Data Types: integer, short, long, char, string, boolean, array
    • Common Statements: System.out.println(), length
    • Comments
    • Program Flow Control Statements: if/else, loops, break, continue
    • Functions, Methods, and Variable Scopes
  • Chapter 11: Git Basics
    • Structure of a Software Project
    • Version Control Systems (VCS)
    • Installing Git
    • Creating and Cloning Git Repositories: init, clone
    • Basic Git Usage: status, add, commit, rm, log, .gitignore
    • Working with Git Branches: branch, checkout, merge
    • Pushing and Pulling
  • Chapter 12: Databases and SQL Basics
    • Installing MySQL
    • Basic Read SQL Statements: SELECT, FROM, FUNCTIONS, WHERE, GROUP BY, ORDER BY, JOIN
    • Basic Write SQL: CREATE TABLE, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
  • Chapter 13: Web frameworks and MVC Basics
    • MVC - Models, Views, and Controllers
    • MVC Example: Java Spring Framework
  • Chapter 14: Package Manager Basics
    • Mac OS X: Homebrew
    • Linux: Apt and Yum
    • JavaScript: NPM
    • Python: Pip
    • Java: Apache Maven
  • Conclusion