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In the Pascal Programming course participants learn the generally applicable and original procedural language Pascal for developing reliable and efficient applications. Pascal was created in the early 1970s with the aim of teaching programming as a systematic discipline. Pascal is based on the Algol language and has gained a lot of following in academic circles. Pascal also supports object-oriented programming and the GUI Framework Delphi is based on Pascal.
The course starts with an overview of the program structure of Pascal, the coding style, the division into Units and the Scope rules in Pascal. Attention is also paid to compiler directives, conditional defines and include files.
Next the language syntax of Pascal is discussed with variables, standard data types and control flow constructs such as if clauses and for loops. User Defined Types, Enumerated Types and Exception Handling are also treated.
Special attention is paid to procedures and functions in Pascal. The definition and invocation of procedures is explained as well as the passing of different types of parameters such as reference, default and constant parameters. Also recursive functions and function overloading are treated.
Then it's time to consider arrays and records in Pascal. With regard to arrays, array indexing, array boundaries and static and dynamic arrays are explained and with regard to records Record Data Types, Variant Records and Records with Methods and Constructors are discussed.
Classes and Objects in Pascal are also part of the program of the course. The Pascal implementation of object oriented concepts such as encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and abstract classes is treated.
Finally the course ends with the explanation of parameterized types, also known as generics. Generic constraints, generic results and also smart pointers are part of the subject matter.
The course Pascal Programming is intended for anyone who wants to learn programming in the programming language Pascal.
To participate in this course basic knowledge of programming in another programming language is beneficial to the understanding but is not required.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. The theory is further explained through demos. After discussing a module there is the possibility to practice. Course times are from 9.30 to 16.30.
After successful completion of the course participants receive an official certificate Pascal Programming.
Module 1 : Pascal Intro
Module 2 : Language Syntax
Module 3 : Procedures and Functions
Units and Scope
Lifetime and Visibility
Strings and Characters
User Defined Types
Expressions and Operators
If and Case
For and While
Module 4 : Arrays and Records
Module 5 : Classes and Objects
Module 6 : Generics
Array Data Types
Record Data Types
Records with Methods
Records and Constructors
Private, Protected, Public
Generic Type Rules