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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 Jorge L R Z

Sep 11, 2018

Amazing course!

By Ayush M

May 31, 2019

amazing course

By 刘洋

Apr 7, 2018

Perfect course

By Pari k

Sep 13, 2020

well designed

By Akshay K P

Aug 14, 2020

Great course.

By Bojan D

Jun 5, 2020

Great course!

By ABDUL M F P S

Mar 18, 2019

superb course

By ShuaiZhao

Mar 2, 2018

a nice course

By Valerio M

Jan 1, 2018

Very helpful!

By Pablo G

Sep 13, 2020

Great course

By vikalp r

May 22, 2020

Great Course

By sam f

Oct 2, 2019

讲解详细,练习题很多扩展

By Bongani M N

Jun 25, 2018

Great course

By mohammed r

Oct 19, 2020

It was Good

By Vinyasa V K

Mar 29, 2020

Nice course

By David H

Nov 27, 2018

Good stuff.

By arin w

Oct 28, 2017

interesting

By Patricio R

Jul 15, 2019

Nice book.

By Jorge N

Aug 27, 2018

Very good!

By Shridhara

Sep 5, 2020

Completed

By Ajeet P

Feb 15, 2018

Excellent

By LIS A M G

Jun 18, 2020

excelent

By PATEL H K

Oct 20, 2019

Good one

By Anurag P

Sep 3, 2019

Awesome.