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About the Course

Unix forms a foundation that is often very helpful for accomplishing other goals you might have for you and your computer, whether that goal is running a business, writing a book, curing disease, or creating the next great app. The means to these goals are sometimes carried out by writing software. Software can’t be mined out of the ground, nor can software seeds be planted in spring to harvest by autumn. Software isn’t produced in factories on an assembly line. Software is a hand-made, often bespoke good. If a software developer is an artisan, then Unix is their workbench. Unix provides an essential and simple set of tools in a distraction-free environment. Even if you’re not a software developer learning Unix can open you up to new methods of thinking and novel ways to scale your ideas. This course is intended for folks who are new to programming and new to Unix-like operating systems like macOS and Linux distributions like Ubuntu. Most of the technologies discussed in this course will be accessed via a command line interface. Command line interfaces can seem alien at first, so this course attempts to draw parallels between using the command line and actions that you would normally take while using your mouse and keyboard. You’ll also learn how to write little pieces of software in a programming language called Bash, which allows you to connect together the tools we’ll discuss. My hope is that by the end of this course you be able to use different Unix tools as if they’re interconnecting Lego bricks....

Top reviews

RW
Apr 29, 2020

This is a very friendly step-by-step guide to Unix for beginners, it helps to build a solid foundation, and the exercises are designed to explore more about what has been introduced in the course.

KS
Jan 28, 2018

A wonderful course! Answered so many questions I had and gave me a solid background in Git, Bash, makefiles, and working from the cloud. I will definitely be using these skills in my job search!

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By Yohannes d

Aug 26, 2019

it's a helpful course someone who really need to know about Linux, git, shell script and cloud.

By Arun V

Aug 26, 2020

Very good contents to learn the fundamentals of Unix along with Hands-on experience on Git Hub

By Abraham M L

Mar 13, 2021

Even if you are use programming this is a good recap and gives a nice idea about programming.

By Mrinmay B

May 29, 2020

It was a good course , helped me build confidence on UNIX and got familiarised with terminal.

By Kashish M

Jan 2, 2020

I really liked the course structure. It was a brief and practical course. I enjoyed doing it.

By Tushar A

May 12, 2020

This course is very helpful for the begginers and will teach you everything from the scrach.

By Sebastian P

Sep 14, 2020

Excelente Curso, la verdad super util y con mucha practica para reforzar los conocimientos.

By Vanessa L O C

Mar 29, 2021

I really enjoyed taking this course! I had no experience using Unix and I learned a lot!

By Andreu C P

Oct 19, 2017

A well structured course that serves as a clear initiation to Unix. I will recommend it!

By Bruno A M

Oct 8, 2017

Great content with accessible language and good challenges. Will definitely recommend!

By Vaseekaran V

Jun 13, 2020

Great introductory course to learn UNIX/Linux commands and familiarize by using them.

By Jörg S

Dec 31, 2017

You really learn something by doing. And the provided learning path really makes fun.

By Ben Z

Feb 25, 2018

Great way to get an overview of the fundamentals of working with Unix-like computers

By Yang W

Aug 17, 2020

This course is a good starting point to get familiar with the unix system and how c

By Zixuan L

Feb 15, 2021

its pretty useful for beginner to take a look at unix shell, bash, and git command

By Tohaku

Jul 9, 2020

This course introduces bash, git and cloud computing. It is very informative.

By Abhishek k

Aug 29, 2019

I have learnt all the basics of linux and unix commands. Its helped me alot.

By José C

Apr 6, 2018

Pretty interesting approach and broad useful content course. I recommend it

By Ricardo J

Dec 19, 2020

Awesome hands-on course to learn Bash and the tools in the Unix workbench.

By Damian Y R D

Sep 22, 2020

Excellent course for the very basics of Unix. Would recommend to a friend.

By Vinko B

May 26, 2020

A well crafted and easy to follow introduction to Unix. Highly recommend.

By Jebin T R

May 10, 2020

An exceptionally well-laid course. A good place to get started with Unix!

By Fazeel G

May 8, 2018

It was a very educational course, and I would recommend it for beginners.

By T P K

Aug 8, 2020

It was challlenging and I had a great experience while doing this course

By Abanob M K

Jun 7, 2020

This course is very powerful , thanks to every one prepared that course.