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Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours)by Greg Perry
Synopses & Reviews
If you want to learn computer programming but don’t know which language to start with, this is the book for you! In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, any beginner can get a solid introduction to the basics of computer programming and learn to write simple programs for any platform—Windows, Mac, and mobile.
Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this carefully crafted tutorial builds upon the previous one, allowing you to learn all the essentials of programming from the ground up.
Once you’ve mastered these fundamentals, the book introduces you to several of the most popular computer programming languages today and helps you decide which language to learn first.
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So you want to learn programming, but you’re a complete, true beginner? Most so-called “beginner’s” programming books assume you know plenty about technology – maybe too much. Not this one! Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours starts from the absolute beginning, explains everything you need to know before you start programming, and then presents simple programming techniques you can use wherever your interests or career take you.
Throughout, step-by-step instructions walk you through key tasks... Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises test your knowledge... “Did You Know?” tips offer insider advice... “Watch Out!” alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you’re finished with this incredibly easy and friendly book, you won’t just understand basic programming concepts: you’ll be writing reliable, useful programs of your own.
About the Author
Greg Perry is a speaker and writer in both the programming and applications sides of computing. He is known for bringing programming topics down to the beginner’s level. Perry has been a programmer and trainer for two decades. He received his first degree in computer science and then earned a Master’s degree in corporate finance. Besides writing, he consults and lectures across the country, including at the acclaimed Software Development programming conferences. Perry is the author of more than 75 other computer books. In his spare time, he gives lectures on traveling in Italy, his second-favorite place to be.
Dean Miller is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience in both the publishing and licensed consumer products businesses. Over the years, he has created or helped shape a number of bestselling books and series, including Sams Teach Yourself in 21 Days, Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, and the Unleashed series, all from Sams Publishing. He has written books on C programming and professional wrestling, and is still looking for a way to combine the two into one strange amalgam.
Table of Contents
Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Third Edition
Part I - Start Programming Today
1 Hands-On Programming
2 Process and Techniques
3 Designing a Program
4 Getting Input and Displaying Output
5 Data Processing with Numbers and Words
6 Controlling Your Program
7 Debugging Tools
Part II - Programming Fundamentals
8 Structured Techniques
9 Programming Algorithms
10 Having Fun with Programming
11 Advanced Programming
Part III - Object-Oriented Programming with Java
12 Programming with Java
13 Java's Details
14 Java Has Class
15 Applets and Web Pages
Part IV - Other Programming Languages
16 HTML5 and CSS3
18 Scripting with PHP
19 Programming with C and C++
20 Programming with Visual Basic 2012
21 C# and the .NET Framework
Part V - The Business of Programming
22 How Companies Program
23 Distributing Applications
24 The Future of Programming
B Using the NetBeans IDE for Java
C ASCII Table
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