How to Code: Complex Data
University of British Columbia
  • Start Date: 20 Jun, 2017
  • Self-Paced
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how to design more complex programs, using new data structures, abstraction, and generative recursion.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: 125.00 USD

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and Edx partnership.

As your program requirements get more complex, you will find that simple additions to the design method make it easy to write well-structured and well-tested code that is easy to maintain.


By learning how to capture common data and control structures using abstraction, your programs will get shorter and better tested.


Building on the core methods from How to Code: Simple Data, this programming course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters program, quickly expands to cover more complex programs on more complex data. Towards the end of the course, you will design programs that even experienced developers would find challenging.


You will also learn how to design search programs. You will design a program to solve Sudoku puzzles, and will be able to design many other puzzle solvers as well.


Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructor and staff.




Learner Testimonial


"It's a great course and maybe one of the most important topics to master if you're a programmer (any level). This course will teach you how to design better, cleaner and faster programs."
- Previous Student

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University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC's West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with Edx.

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