Essential command line programs

An introduction to the foundational command line skills for professional developers

Learning and using the command line can be intimidating for new developers. Compared to modern graphical and touch interfaces, the command line is much harder to get started with, as you need to memorize hundreds of commands, programs, and options in order to use it fluently. Many developers avoid the command line altogether when they are first starting out, which ultimately becomes a barrier in their professional growth.

This course provides a step-by-step introduction to the essential command line programs that all professional developers should be familiar with. With this foundation, you will be able to use the command line to its full potential and better understand the development environments that professionals use on a daily basis.

Your Instructor

Peter Jang
Peter Jang

Peter Jang is the Dean of Instruction at Actualize, where he designs the web development curriculum and teaches live classes at the Actualize Chicago main campus.

Peter has been programming since 1998, earning a masters in mechanical engineering and writing optimization software as a consultant as well as full stack web applications at a Chicago-based startup. He has been a classroom instructor since 2008, earning a masters in education and working as a high school math teacher for 6 years as well as a web development instructor since 2015. His passion is to blend his teaching and programming expertise to create the best technology educational resources available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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