How to beef up on basic Python/Java and get the skinny on databases?
March 5, 2013 7:02 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in taking this Coursera course
on data science but the description states that "You will need basic programming experience with Java or Python, and some familiarity with databases." I do not have this. How could I get it, preferably online?
posted by foxy_hedgehog to technology (14 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I'd be grateful for recommendations for any sites or tools that offer exercises, tutorials, explanations et al. on the relevant languages and on the subject of databases.
I have zero experience in programming aside from some very simple exercises in BASIC decades ago. I have no idea how easy or difficult it is to require "basic programming experience" in either Java or Python, and I have no familiarity with the technical aspects of databases. If you think it's unrealistic to take this course, I would welcome your opinion and/or suggestions for alternatives.