Wolfram Research has prepared a 3 part video tutorial (starring me LOL as lecturer) on the Fundamentals of the Wolfram Language.
it can be viewed at
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxn-kpJHbPx0-EbFgHdLUTkiPg9xVVNnR and at http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/s?sx=Gaylord
there are both a notebook and a pdf (42 pages long) containing the material presented in the video and it is a good idea to download it (links are provided to it at the sites), print it our and use it to follow along with the lecture. it also is a a good reference source to have around, and it's free.
i hope this is useful to the community. it sure was fun for me to learn the Wolfram Language (WL), to use it to write code in 4 books and to teach it for many years.
thanks for responding, tim. i don't even know what Entities are.
I watched these yesterday. Excellent stuff. I'd like to see more. :-)
David, he doesn't go into Entities. It is more of an intro to WL and focuses on basic language features. The videos cleared up a few things for me (particularly pattern matching).
Great! I will watch these Richard.
Quick question: do you give an introduction to things like Entities and the ecosystem surrounding them?
That is great material! Thanks a lot for sharing. It will be fantastic for the students in some of the courses I teach.