Aiming to Become a Programmer? Get acknowledged with these books

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Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)
Offered By University of Michigan
About this Course
This course aims to teach everyone the basics of programming computers using Python. We cover the basics of how one constructs a program from a series of simple instructions in Python.  The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course. This course will cover Chapters 1-5 of the textbook "Python for Everybody".  Once a student completes this course, they will be ready to take more advanced programming courses. This course covers Python 3.

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Specialization
Offered By UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Get ready for computer science. Create graphical programs, learn computing mathematics, developmental models of computer systems.
About this Specialization
This specialization covers topics ranging from basic computing principles to the mathematical foundations required for computer science. You will learn fundamental concepts of how computers work, which can be applied to any software or computer system. You will also gain the practical skillset needed to write interactive, graphical programs at an introductory level. The numerical mathematics component will provide you with numerical and computational tools that are essential for the problem solving and modeling stages of computer science.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
1. Use the Javascript language to create interactive programs in the browser with 2D graphics.
2. Convert between number bases, work with modular arithmetic, sequences and series and plot graphs.
3. Develop and use mental models to describe the workings of a range of computer systems.

Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Offered By Duke University
About this Course
Learn foundational programming concepts (e.g., functions, for loops, conditional statements) and how to solve problems like a programmer. In addition, learn basic web development as you build web pages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript. By the end of the course, will create a web page where others can upload their images and apply image filters that you create.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Think critically about how to solve a problem using programming;
2. Write JavaScript programs using functions, for loops, and conditional statements;
3. Use HTML to construct a web page with paragraphs, divs, images, links, and lists;
4. Add styles to a web page with CSS IDs and classes; and
5. Make a web page interactive with JavaScript commands like alert, onClick, onChange, adding input features like an image canvas, button, and slider.

Python 3 Programming Specialization
Offered By University of Michigan
Become a Fluent Python Programmer. Learn the fundamentals and become an independent programmer.
About this Specialization
This specialization teaches the fundamentals of programming in Python 3. We will begin at the beginning, with variables, conditionals, and loops, and get to some intermediate material like keyword parameters, list comprehensions, lambda expressions, and class inheritance.

You will have lots of opportunities to practice. You will also learn ways to reason about program execution so that it is no longer mysterious and you are able to debug programs when they don't work.

By the end of the specialization, you'll be writing programs that query Internet APIs for data and extract useful information from them. And you'll be able to learn to use new modules and APIs on your own by reading the documentation. That will give you a great launch toward being an independent Python programmer.

This specialization is a good next step for you if you have completed Python for Everybody but want a more in-depth treatment of Python fundamentals and more practice so that you can proceed with confidence to specializations like Applied Data Science with Python.

But it is also appropriate as the first set of courses in Python if you are already familiar with some other programming language, or if you are up for the challenge of diving in head-first.

Source: HOB