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About the Course

This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes developing interactive applications in Python simple. These applications will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond to buttons, the keyboard and the mouse. In part 2 of this course, we will introduce more elements of programming (such as list, dictionaries, and loops) and then use these elements to create games such as Blackjack. Part 1 of this class will culminate in building a version of the classic arcade game "Asteroids". Upon completing this course, you will be able to write small, but interesting Python programs. The next course in the specialization will begin to introduce a more principled approach to writing programs and solving computational problems that will allow you to write larger and more complex programs....

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IS
Jun 22, 2016

This course is the best course I have ever taken. It covers all the topics very well. And importantly I love the treat at the end of every week. The ultimate showdown between the two best instructors.

JG
Apr 1, 2020

A very elegant yet fun way to explain python. I have used the skills learned here and build very useful scripts and python-based micro-services in my current company that have enabled many use cases.

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By Olga T

Jun 24, 2018

I was enjoying to build the game and getter understanding of games physics

By Daniel O

Feb 6, 2017

Great introduction to programming, made interesting and easy to everyone.

By Prakhar C

Nov 17, 2016

Loved this course! Thank you so much for making this course available.

By tim101

Feb 12, 2019

Very well designed course which teaches the concepts in a fun manner.

By Ivy H

Jan 18, 2017

Great class with useful knowledge! Professors are awesome and so fun!

By Eiaki M

Aug 17, 2020

Only programming course I finished so far, now I know basics of OOP.

By abhishek c

May 21, 2017

Awesome course. Perfect for beginners with a healthy learning curve.

By Mengmeng Y

Dec 23, 2016

Love this course, my introduction course to python, learned a lot

By Zhao Y

May 2, 2016

Very nice! I really learned a lot from it ,it's very interesting!

By Andrés F M

May 18, 2016

An awesome course, I would like to take another course like this

By Jeffrey C

Sep 18, 2019

Good two part series to learn basic principles to learn Python.

By Frank S

Mar 21, 2018

Great Course. Excellent Professors and challenging assignments.

By sunwen

Oct 20, 2017

good course!Worth the time! The teachers are so nice and funny!

By Nikos A

Jan 22, 2018

Understanding how an interactive game is built. The right way.

By Arthur-Lance

May 19, 2017

thanks a lot! the course is very good, it make me happy!! haha

By Dave W

Apr 9, 2018

Great course, had a blast while creating the last project.

By Frederik N

May 13, 2019

Fantastic class, thank you for making it so entertaining!

By Chinmay H

Jun 30, 2017

An amazing course, it has just the right pace to follow!

By Christian T

Sep 10, 2018

Great teachers, great support, well structured program.

By Qing-Qi C

May 31, 2016

Well-organized class, and learn a lot from this classes

By Phil S

May 13, 2018

If you've done IIPP part 1 then it's more of the same.

By Rita I G

Jul 26, 2018

Great course, funny and I learned so much, thank you!

By Divik M

Jun 21, 2018

Awesome course!!! had a lot of fun developing games

By guan f

Sep 27, 2017

beautiful unforgettable team created awesome course

By Thomas P

Apr 3, 2019

A wonderfully amusing and educational experience.