CS101: Week One

I’m auditing Stanford’s CS101 on EdX because while I love Harvard’s CS50x I think I need some back to basics stuff. (All of this recommended by the great FreeCodeCamp article, How to Hack Together Your Own CS Degree Online for Free.)

I’ll be jotting down some notes and reminders to myself here, adding future posts for this course as replies to this one.

If you’re a developer you’re going to be like “Wow, I know that already.” Yeah. It’s a 101 class, y’all.

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  • strings - text between quotation marks, e.g., “Dr. Kimberly Hirsh”

Some Javascript stuff

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Kimberly Hirsh, PhD @kimberlyhirsh