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Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies (For Dummies)

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ISBN13: 9780470108543
ISBN10: 0470108541
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So you want to be a programmer? Or maybe you just want to be able to make your computer do what YOU want for a change? Maybe you enjoy the challenge of identifying a problem and solving it. If programming intrigues you for whatever reason, Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is like having a starter programming library all in one handy, if beefy, book.

In this practical guide, you’ll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and much more. The concepts are illustrated in several different programming languages, so you’ll get a feel for the variety of languages and the needs they fill. Seven minibooks cover:

  • Getting started
  • Programming basics
  • Data structures
  • Algorithms
  • Web programming
  • Programming language syntax
  • Applications

Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to decide what you want your program to do, turn your instructions into “machine language” that the computer understands, use programming best practices, explore the “how” and “why” of data structuring, and more. You’ll even get a look into various applications like database management, bioinformatics, computer security, and artificial intelligence. Soon you’ll realize that — wow! You’re a programmer!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Synopsis:

* The CD-ROM includes all code and exercises from the book

Synopsis:

7 books in 1 — your key to programming success!

Your one-stop guide to programming concepts in a variety of languages

If you've been curious about what it takes to program a computer and make it do your bidding, here's the place to start! Each of these handy minibooks covers an important element of programming. You'll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and more, illustrated in several programming languages.

Discover how to:

  • Decide what you want your program to do

  • Program in different languages

  • Turn your instructions into machine language

  • Use programming best practices

  • Understand data structures, algorithms, and syntax

Synopsis:

* Featuring six minibooks and nearly 900 pages, this thorough introductory reference focuses on broad, universally applicable programming techniques rather than bogging down in the syntax and technical details of a specific language

* Packed with examples and hands-on exercises based on generic code as well as a variety of real languages, including C++, Java, and Visual Basic, and Basic

* Minibooks cover getting started, programming basics, data structures, algorithms, Web programming, and programming language syntax (including a comparison of how today's most popular languages handle specific programming tasks)

* The CD-ROM includes all code and exercises from the book

About the Author

Wallace Wang is a bestselling author with more than 2.3 million For Dummies books in print. He wrote Beginning Programming For Dummies and moonlights as a stand-up comic.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Getting Started Programming a Computer.

Chapter 2: Different Methods for Writing Programs.

Chapter 3: Types of Programming Languages.

Chapter 4: Programming Tools.

Chapter 5: Managing Large Projects with Software Engineering.

Book II: Programming Basics.

Chapter 1: How Programs Work.

Chapter 2: Variables, Data Types, and Constants.

Chapter 3: Manipulating Data.

Chapter 4: Making Decisions by Branching.

Chapter 5: Repeating Commands by Looping.

Chapter 6: Breaking a Large Program into Subprograms.

Chapter 7: Breaking a Large Program into Objects.

Chapter 8: Reading and Saving Files.

Chapter 9: Documenting Your Program.

Chapter 10: Principles of User Interface Design.

Book III: Data Structures.

Chapter 1: Structures and Arrays.

Chapter 2: Sets and Linked Lists.

Chapter 3: Collections and Dictionaries.

Chapter 4: Stacks, Queues, and Deques.

Chapter 5: Graphs and Trees.

Book IV: Algorithms.

Chapter 1: Sorting Algorithms.

Chapter 2: Searching Algorithms.

Chapter 3: String Searching.

Chapter 4: Data Compression Algorithms.

Chapter 5: Encryption Algorithms.

Book V: Web Programming.

Chapter 1: HyperText Markup Language.

Chapter 2: CSS.

Chapter 3: JavaScript.

Chapter 4: PHP.

Chapter 5: Ruby.

Book VI: Programming Language Syntax.

Chapter 1: C and C++.

Chapter 2: Java and C#.

Chapter 3: Perl and Python.

Chapter 4: Pascal and Delphi.

Chapter 5: Visual Basic and REALbasic.

Book VII: Applications.

Chapter 1: Database Management.

Chapter 2: Bioinformatics.

Chapter 3: Computer Security.

Chapter 4: Artificial Intelligence.

Chapter 5: The Future of Computer Programming.

Index.

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Lion Heart, July 25, 2007 (view all comments by Lion Heart)
Being a new voyage into the mystical land of programing,
I have searched through libraries and book stores for
information on beginning my task. The reward for my efforts
have been tedious and confusing texts, outdated material and scratched
cd's. This manual looks like just the ticket to begin my journey
into programing. With a good start, maybe I can bring
man's accumulated knowledge under my control and conquer
the world, or, some other worth while endeavor.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780470108543
Author:
Wang, Wallace
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.24x7.38x1.55 in. 2.36 lbs.

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Product details 720 pages Wiley Publishing - English 9780470108543 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , * The CD-ROM includes all code and exercises from the book
"Synopsis" by , 7 books in 1 — your key to programming success!

Your one-stop guide to programming concepts in a variety of languages

If you've been curious about what it takes to program a computer and make it do your bidding, here's the place to start! Each of these handy minibooks covers an important element of programming. You'll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and more, illustrated in several programming languages.

Discover how to:

  • Decide what you want your program to do

  • Program in different languages

  • Turn your instructions into machine language

  • Use programming best practices

  • Understand data structures, algorithms, and syntax

"Synopsis" by , * Featuring six minibooks and nearly 900 pages, this thorough introductory reference focuses on broad, universally applicable programming techniques rather than bogging down in the syntax and technical details of a specific language

* Packed with examples and hands-on exercises based on generic code as well as a variety of real languages, including C++, Java, and Visual Basic, and Basic

* Minibooks cover getting started, programming basics, data structures, algorithms, Web programming, and programming language syntax (including a comparison of how today's most popular languages handle specific programming tasks)

* The CD-ROM includes all code and exercises from the book

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