An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

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An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

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This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
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8 years, 1 month ago
Wonderful, wonderful course on learning Python. The professors seem to like teaching the class (and really seem to like each other, which come across and actually makes the class even more enjoyable). The lessons and mini projects are perfectly calibrated to be challenging without being impossible -- after the first week I started each homework assignment saying "I DON"T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS!!", but then realized that they did indeed teach us everything we'd need to know to complete the assignment. I think I read there were something like 40,000 students taking the course. How do you grade 40,000 assignments in one week? You provide a very careful rubric and you do peer review. This is actually the toughest part of the class, because your peers are even less forgiving than the professors would be. All in all, I'm glad to be taking this course, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Python.
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Malavika Krishnakumar

10/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Well structured. The instructors are engaging and informative. There are plenty of practice exercises and assignments that you'll have to work fairly hard to complete, and it may be a tad frustrating to get through the whole eight weeks, but it all pays off well in the end because you'll have a solid foundation of knowledge. Your skill definitely improves with the learning curve.
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Justin Driskell

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 1 week ago
I really liked this class and thank everyone who contributed to its creation. It is helpful and very useful, thank you. As a sixteen-year-old, I found this class very useful. I highly recommend this class to not only people who are looking for a future job in computer programming, but also to people who are looking for something challenging to learn.
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1 month, 1 week ago
LEARN BY DOING. The course is quite challenging, even for those who have previous experience with programming languages. But never walking alone: explanations, tips, comments, guidance, common errors, examples, more explanations, more examples, and over all, FUN.
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1 month, 3 weeks ago
I had a lot of fun taking this class. It goes all the way from the basics to building a game in just a few weeks. The teachers are great. I finally have a better understanding of object oriented programming. I highly recommend it to everyone seriously looking into programming. However it is more challenging than other courses I took. So really expect to put some work into it. Thanks Joe, John, Scott and Stephen
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Jinjin Liu

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 1 week ago
Fantastic course for beginners! The classes are interesting and organized! The tool fo programming is easy to get started! The assignments are not difficult but do require you spend some time.
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Aryan Mishra

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 2 weeks ago
I have completed both IIPP-1 and IIPP-2. You would be hard-pressed to find an Introduction to the python programming as lucid and as fun as this course. Personally , I took this course to practice python programming as I had a bit of programming experience in my first sem of college. But , I must say I wish I had taken this course earlier ie. as a complete beginner. The approach followed by the professors is "Just in Time" and not flooding the lectures with as much info as they can. The highlight of the course are ofcourse the Games that you get to make using SimpleGui. ( My personal favourite is the Black Jack - taught me a great deal of things about OOPS). After completing both IIPP-1 and IIPP-2 I now feel a lot more comfortable while reading other people's code. So, all in all even though you will be making games here, the skills you learn will be applicable everywhere. One thing I was worried about before taking this class ... I have completed both IIPP-1 and IIPP-2. You would be hard-pressed to find an Introduction to the python programming as lucid and as fun as this course. Personally , I took this course to practice python programming as I had a bit of programming experience in my first sem of college. But , I must say I wish I had taken this course earlier ie. as a complete beginner. The approach followed by the professors is "Just in Time" and not flooding the lectures with as much info as they can. The highlight of the course are ofcourse the Games that you get to make using SimpleGui. ( My personal favourite is the Black Jack - taught me a great deal of things about OOPS). After completing both IIPP-1 and IIPP-2 I now feel a lot more comfortable while reading other people's code. So, all in all even though you will be making games here, the skills you learn will be applicable everywhere. One thing I was worried about before taking this class was that it is in Python 2. I can assure you this won't be a problem as- The only difference you will notice in Python 3 is that print is a function now and / is used a little differently that's all. For advanced and semi-advanced people this course may be a bit dull just like any Introduction Course. But for beginners and those who are not yet comfortable in writing long lines of code this course is simply one of the best. At last, I would like to Thank all the 4 professors to create this gem.
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Mauro Giunti

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Awesome. I learnt in few weeks basic concepts of Python and now i am going to specialize my Python knoledge practicing it with more and more excercises. Great teachers and great CodeSkulptor ! Professors let's continue on this way!
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2 months, 2 weeks ago
The teachers poured a wealth of experience into the course together with a dedication to provide a high quality, these courses demands a lot and also give a lot back. The feedback from mentors and teachers when you need help with a problem is a big differentiator.
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Nunya Buznes

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
I really enjoyed this course. I am in high school, and I didn't have a lot of time this year, taking PIB and AP classes, but with the self-paced structure, I was able to fit it into my schedule. Thanks, guys. Great course.
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Thomas Noname

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Excellent. All the teaching material is well organized and although many projects seem intimidating to be completed, there are helpful tips to make you overcome any difficulties.
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Uildson Santos dos Santos

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 3 weeks ago
A great course for beginners. The classes are well explained with an easy didactic that is complemented with exercises that at first seem difficult, but that with the guide, the templates and as tips for possible mistakes, it is very stimulating to continue and overcome the challenges and finish the course.
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Emilia Matthews

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 3 weeks ago
This was an amazing course; thoroughly enjoyable and informative. There was plenty material and guidance at every stage of the class and the mini projects were fun to implement. Most of all, the instructors were very engaging, entertaining and good at explaining things. I have learnt a lot of new skills from completing this course.
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Vicki McCormack

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 3 weeks ago
As someone who had never used Python and had only coded in C++, I found this course very helpful. Emailing the CodeClinic produced fast resolutions to any issues I encountered, and the quizzes in particular I found very helpful, they were that perfect level of making your brain work hard but also always able to pass once you reviewed the class material. I encountered no problems with Coursera, and if I could give the instructors 6 stars I would, even though they sometimes went through material a bit vaguely for my taste.
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Martin Bakardjiev

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months ago
It's a great course. Detailed. Challenging. Extensive. Practice exercises are a good start but projects are really the core of it. I recommend it. However this course is just the start. You take it from there and continue developing your skills.
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James Heffers

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months ago
An amazing course. Loved the instructors, they had a sense of humor (but if it's "good" is left to you to decide :) ), the course was organized well, and the difficulty seemed to (for me at least) pace quite well from beginner material to more challenging in depth programming by the end!
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Charlie Robertson

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 1 week ago
i've tried a number of times to pick up programming, and this is by far the best educational resource i've found. just brilliant, I highly highly recommend
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Daniel Lee

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 1 week ago
Excellent in every way! Genuinely passionate instructors offering a gradual (yet adequately challenging), natural progression to learn Python. Easy to understand materials, good community support, fantastic exercises, and fun projects!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 1 week ago
good course! I like the structure and mini projects. I learned a lot from this course. I don't need to download anything for the projects. Highly recommend to people who is a beginner in Python program.
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Rishab Narang

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 3 weeks ago
experienced instructor teaches us best platform is good to study from beginner level we have done lot of assignments This is actually the toughest part of the class, because your peers are even less All in all, I'm glad to be taking this course, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Python. The mini projects are fit to each week's lessons and are a great way to apply the new concepts learned and turn them into really exciting projects You will for sure be glad you signed up.
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4 months, 3 weeks ago
Amazing! As a high school student and a complete beginner in programming, this course has allowed me to create things I could have never even imagined of creating a while ago. The professors are very dedicated to making each class enjoyable and engaging. The resources are very helpful and organised. The mini projects are fit to each week's lessons and are a great way to apply the new concepts learned and turn them into really exciting projects. I never thought I would be able to understand any of the concepts I learned in this class, but the professors sure do make it easy and fun! I would recommend this course to anyone hoping to become a python programmer. You will for sure be glad you signed up.
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Carlos Mier y Leon

8/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Excellent course. I really enjoyed it. Teachers are excellent, very clear and knowledgeable. The material is great and the projects are very interesting and motivating. It is very satisfying to complete the projects and watch them working and they open your mind to a thousand ideas - games AND other... I wish there were more courses like this, it is just so much fun!
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Evan

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months ago
Great course with concise, thorough instructors. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to start from scratch in programming. The structure around interactive games keeps it interesting while teaching many concepts at once.
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Gorav Singal

8/10 starsCompleted
5 months ago
Wonderful, wonderful course on learning Python. The professors seem to like teaching the class (and really seem to like each other, which come across and actually makes the class even more enjoyable)The lessons and mini projects are perfectly calibrated to be challenging without being impossible -- after the first week I started each homework assignment saying "I DON"T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS!!", but then realized that they did indeed teach us everything we'd need to know to complete the assignment. I think I read there were something like 40,000 students taking the course. How do you grade 40,000 assignments in one week? You provide a very careful rubric and you do peer review. This is actually the toughest part of the class, because your peers are even less forgiving than the professors would be. All in all, I'm glad to be taking this course, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Python. read less
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David Wang

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months ago
The course flowed seemlessly across topics and introduced new concepts efficiently. I now understand the framework of interactive programming in a little over a month, without any prior experience.
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Erich Simon

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months ago
Great and thorough introduction to programming in general and python specifically. The progression the instructors lead you through is well thought out and covers all the content you need to be successful with the projects they assign.
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Saad Bounhar

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 1 week ago
One of the Greatest class on python. Really enjoyable. It gets you to learn python while playing. It's suited for beginners on programming and people who are just generally interested in computer sciences.
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Chris Chou

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 1 week ago
This is an excellent course to learn Python and programming as a beginner. The weeks are progressive at the right rate. The projects allow students to practice what they've learned as well as learn to overcome bugs and think through problems. The quizzes are themselves good exercises to learn the material. The instructors teach well and bring a lot of fun and excitement to the course.
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Guanyu Bi

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
This course is so great! The course is very friendly to beginners. And there are numerous projects so that students have plenty of exercise experience to code. The project description is very detailed, which gave me a clear route to code.
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Ed Walters

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Great course. I have taken a couple of other introductory Python courses but this was the first to introduce event driven programming. The object-orientated programming concepts really sink in by making fun games! Lecturers are engaging and entertaining.
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