Computer Science Learning Guides

Hi, Shmoopers,

Learning to code is the name of the game these days. But what if you just want to figure out what it even means to code? Our Computer Science Learning Guides have you covered.

If you’re just starting out, you can dig into guides about How Computers Work, How the Internet Works, and How Programming Works.

More advanced Shmoopers can try out How Boolean Logic Works, How Recursion Works, How Iterative Loops Work, and more.

The goal? To show you how the often scary, always daunting world of computer science and technology is actually pretty accessible, if you just give it a shot.
  • Boolean logic? It’s basically just a Google search.
  • Dynamic programming? If you’ve ever played with Legos, you’ve got it down.
  • Iterative loops? Sounds fancy, but it’s really just a programmer’s version of find and replace.
Each guide includes a description of the key concepts, a rundown of the key math and science it relies on, and a detailed guide to—yep—how it works. So, get to it, and let us know once you’ve built the next Shmoop.

Happy coding,

One thought on “Computer Science Learning Guides

  1. I really like that “How the Internet Works” guide. Another benefit of having a basic understanding of coding even if you don’t plan to become a programmer? It will help you communicate better with all of the programmers you’ll come into contact with throughout your career. Very important skill.

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