Johns Hopkins University

The Unix Workbench

Taught in English

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Sean Kross
Jeff Leek, PhD
Brian Caffo, PhD

Instructors: Sean Kross

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19 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

This week we'll help you get access to Unix (you may already be using it), and you'll start using the command line. We'll draw parallels between using your mouse and keyboard with your computer's graphics versus only using the command line.

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1 video13 readings1 quiz

Now we'll get into the power of different Unix tools. We'll walk through several scenarios where you could use Unix to perform tasks at a much faster speed than you would be able to normally.

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1 video16 readings1 quiz

During this week we'll unleash the command line's usefulness as a programming language. By the end of this week you'll be writing your own little computer programs that you can use on the command line.

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1 video25 readings1 quiz

First you'll learn how to use Git, which is like "track changes" for your code and plain text files, but much more powerful. We'll then explore how to use Git with GitHub, a social coding network where you can publish you projects and explore other's code.

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1 video16 readings1 quiz1 peer review

Finally we'll set up a cloud computing environment so we can explore how computers communicate with each other using the internet.

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11 readings1 quiz

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4.7 (232 ratings)
Sean Kross
Johns Hopkins University
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Jeff Leek, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
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