Programming Languages

Online Course

Programming Languages

What is the course about?

Programming Languages
The course Programming Languages is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

This class will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of programming languages. Key concepts include how to specify and process valid strings, sentences and program structures.

Course description
  • Programming Languages
  • 2 months
  • Building a Web Browser
  • String Patterns
  • Lexical Analysis
  • Grammars
  • Parsing
  • Interpreting
  • Building a Web Browser
  • Wrap-up
  • Find and specify classes of strings using regular expressions.
  • Learn how to escape problematic characters.
  • Represent a Finite State Machine.
  • Breaking strings down into important words.
  • Write your own lexer that can tokenize HTML strings.
  • Use regular expressions to parse, lex, and tokenize HTML and JavaScript.
  • How to specify and deconstruct valid sentences.
  • Parsing grammars and discovering errors using regular expressions.
  • Use generators to parse strings.
  • Turning sentences into trees.
  • Discover malformed input.
  • Set precedence to prioritize parsing of strings.
  • Simulating programs.
  • Write an HTML interpreter.
  • Calling functions and interpreting function definitions.
  • Interpreting HTML and JavaScript
  • Build your own web browser.
  • Optimize the performance of your web browser.
  • Use regular expressions to parse HTML and JavaScript
  • Write an HTML interpreter.
  • Write a JavaScript interpreter.
  • This course assumes previous programming experience, comparable to what is covered by the Udacity CS101 course.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • Take this class and learn how to build your own simple web browser complete with the ability to parse and understand HTML and JavaScript.

Prerequisites & Facts

Programming Languages

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Programming Languages

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Computer Science, Programming