Prerequisites: Principles of Code 4
At SG Code Campus, we think that learning to program the web is a challenging but ultimately rewarding endeavour because there are few skills truly as enabling as being able to create a web application. Our approach to web programming is decidedly opinionated in that it assumes that students have already acquired the skills needed to read and write non-trivial computer programs before learning how those skills can be applied to the web domain.
“Coding” is synonymous with “programming”. It refers to the art of writing computer code, which are instructions that a computer can follow to solve problems. Practically every facet of technology that we encounter in our daily lives - from online banking systems to video games on our iPhone, from the GPS systems we rely on navigation to the security systems that protect our homes and offices, is created from code.
Python is one of the world's most popular languages (consistently ranked within the Top 10 in recent years by Tiobe ) that is known for its learner-friendly syntax, versatility and ubiquity in the workplace. It is also a language that most of our instructors have had the pleasure of using in the workplace. In addition, students and parents might be interested to know that Computing will be available as an examinable subject for the Singapore "O" levels beginning in 2017 and Python will be the language taught in the curriculum.