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Jay D Murphy

Jay D Murphy
Washington, DC
Juris Doctor (J.D.)

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Python Data Structures

Written 6 months ago
A very good introduction to what computer programming is. The second in a series of four, this course focuses on how data is structured and how those structures are manipulated to obtain information. I highly recommend this course.
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Jay D Murphy completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Using Python to Access Web Data

Written 5 months ago
This is the third course in the series "Python for Everybody," a great introduction to the concepts of computer programming using an easy-to-learn language. This course focuses on accessing, searching and processing internet data through the World Wide Web and website APIs. The instructor, Dr. Charles Severance, presents the material in a conversational, easy-to-digest manner and supplements his video lectures with a textbook he has adapted to the course. Students are challenged with weekly quizzes and practical assignments, and provided assistance online by fellow students and course mentors, who are especially helpful in guiding student through their problems.

I particularly like the interviews which Dr. Chuck does with luminaries in the profession, highlighting the topics of the course. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting exposure to real-world computer programming.
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Jay D Murphy completed this course.

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

Written 5 months ago
This course is the first in the series, Programming for Everybody, which is a very good initiation into the world of computer programming via the Python language, a very straightforward and easily learned scripting language. Dr. Charles Severance present the material in a very easy-going, conversational manner, using a textbook which he adapted for this series. Video lectures are supplement with interviews with important players in the development of the programming profession. Students are assigned weekly quizzes and programming project, and can obtain assistance in the student-curated wiki and discussion forum, ably moderated by volunteer mentors.

I highly recommend this course to those wanting an exposure to practical programming.
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Jay D Murphy completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Using Databases with Python

Written 4 months ago
Course is the fourth in a five-course specialization--an excellent program for introducing programming for the non-technically inclined. The instructor, Charles Severance, uses the Python programming language--an easily learned language--to demonstrate how programmers work and how their work is applied. This course shows how internet data mining and analysis is accomplished--I highly recommend it.
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