Intro to Programming for Communicators - Intro Slides

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Introductory slides to accompany my workshop on Intro to Programming - Javascript.

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Intro to Programming for Communicators - Intro Slides

  1. 1. PROGRAMMING FOR Cindy Royal Texas State U COMMUNICATORS cindyroyal.com @cindyroyal
  2. 2. WHY SHOULD I LEARN TO PROGRAM? Its fun! Helps you think logically through problems Important to continue to improve tech skills Good to learn about programming beyond html/ css Communicate with programmers Understand potential of applications Make websites respond to user interaction Build apps and games Access information on the Internet Organize and present data Validate forms It’s fun!
  3. 3. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES Fortran, LISP and COBOL 1950s Basic 1964 Pascal 1970 C++/Perl 1980s Programming in the Internet Age ‘90s  Object-oriented (collections of interacting objects)  Python  Ruby  PHP  HTML/CSS – markup languages  Web Frameworks – rapid application development  JavaScript - 1995
  4. 4. PLACES TO LEARN MORECodecademy.comLynda.comW3 Schools

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