App Build and Design
Prerequisites: Principles 7
The Level 8 is the capstone course of the Principles sequence - in this offering, we will focus on the practical and build-centric concerns in web and mobile development. Through both individual and group projects, students will learn about the best practices, processes and developer tools used to manage the various phases in the life-cycle of creating an app:
Over the course, students will develop a portfolio of web and mobile apps showcasing their skill and gain both the expertise and confidence needed to prototype, develop and package their own future projects.
“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.