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Beginning Programming

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Publisher Comments:

A common misconception about programming is that it can only be done on a professional level by someone with years of experience. This book proves exactly the opposite and provides nonprogrammers with assistance in learning the programming basics that will enable them to eventually become professional developers or programming hobbyists.

Written for anyone who wants to learn to program but who doesn’t have a background in the field, this hands-on guide explains programming through numerous examples in a variety of languages, including C++, Java, VBScript, and JavaScript. All the tools and materials you need are either easily available on the Internet or already installed on your computer. By the time you finish the book, you will have a solid foundation for proficiency in programming computers to perform a diverse number of functions and tasks.

What you will learn from this book

  • How computers read, store, and process code
  • The various essential tools necessary to become an effective programmer
  • Key concepts in programming that are consistent from one programming language to another
  • How to create, modify, and delete files and folders
  • Best techniques for making your applications easy to use
  • How text editors, compilers, and other utilities make coding easier
Who this books is for

This book is for novices who want to learn to program but have little or no programming knowledge or experience.

Book News Annotation:

Aimed at novices with no programming knowledge or experience, this hands-on guide explains programming through numerous examples in various languages, including C++, Java, and VBScript. The text covers computers' code processing, general programming concepts, techniques for making applications easy to use, ways to spot and eliminate coding errors, and the use of text editors, compilers and other utilities. The appendices include a glossary and a list of web resources.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Aimed at novices with no programming knowledge or experience, this hands-on guide explains programming through numerous examples in various languages, including C++, Java, and VBScript. The text covers computers' code processing, general programming concepts, techniques for making applications easy to use, ways to spot and eliminate coding errors, and the use of text editors, compilers and other utilities. The appendices include a glossary and a list of web resources. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book is for novices who want to learn to program but have little or no programming knowledge or experience.

Synopsis:

What the book covers: There are many books on the market that cover the programming in certain languages, but very few outside of academic circles introduce programming as a topic itself.  The goal of this book is to give non-programmers assistance in learning the basics of programming so that they might eventually become a professional developer, or a programming hobbyist.  This book will not only help the reader gain new skills, but it will also be beneficial for readers as they want to expand their knowledge on the topic and use that experience to work with other programming languages. This book offers the basic best practices and skills for all novice programmers.

The book offers the following coverage:

What is programming? How computers read code, Compilers, Strings, Variables, Structure of coding, Functions, Conditionals, Looping, Arrays, Debugging, Problem solving, Working with Windows Registry, Version Control, Code distribution, Practical Projects (Scientific calculator, File search tool, Browser bookmarklets, Making a simple network messaging tool, etc), Tips and Tricks, Hands on Programming, Glossary, Extensive Web resources, and an author supported website.

Synopsis:

  • Programming allows developers to create a sequence of instructions that enable computers to perform certain functions and tasks
  • Offering the basic best practices and skills for novice programmers, this book helps readers gain new skills for writing programs and developing applications
  • Teaches programming using C++ and explores scripting with JavaScript and VBScript, which are all free and don't require the reader to purchase any software
  • Includes programming projects and real-world code examples that can be modified and expanded upon

About the Author

Adrian and Kathie Kingsley-Hughes have worked in the PC and programming arena for over 10 years, first using their skills to solve real-world problems for industry before later moving on to teaching others to become programmers. In recent years they have had opportunities to teach programming to thousands of aspiring programmers through online classes. There they discovered the joys of teaching programming to people from all walks of life that had no previous background or experience in programming.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: What Is Programming?

Chapter 2: Why Learn to Program?

Chapter 3: How Computers “Read” Code.

Chapter 4: From Concepts to Code — The Language of Code.

Chapter 5: The Tools for Programming.

Chapter 6: Simple Coding.

Chapter 7: The Structure of Coding.

Chapter 8: Problem Solving.

Chapter 9: Debugging.

Chapter 10: Interface.

Chapter 11: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 12: Interacting with Files.

Chapter 13: The Windows Registry.

Chapter 14: Organizing, Planning, and Version Control.

Chapter 15: Compiling Code and Alternatives to Compiling.

Chapter 16: Distributing Your Project.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Web Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764584060
Author:
Kingsley-hughes, Adrian W.
Publisher:
Wrox Press
Author:
Kingsley-Hughes, Kathie
Author:
-Hughes
Author:
Kingsley-Hughes, Adrian
Author:
Kingsley-Hughes, Adrian W.
Author:
Kathie Kingsley
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Computer programming
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
Wrox Beginning Guides
Publication Date:
20050408
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
479
Dimensions:
9.24x7.44x1.03 in. 1.56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book is for novices who want to learn to program but have little or no programming knowledge or experience.
"Synopsis" by , What the book covers: There are many books on the market that cover the programming in certain languages, but very few outside of academic circles introduce programming as a topic itself.  The goal of this book is to give non-programmers assistance in learning the basics of programming so that they might eventually become a professional developer, or a programming hobbyist.  This book will not only help the reader gain new skills, but it will also be beneficial for readers as they want to expand their knowledge on the topic and use that experience to work with other programming languages. This book offers the basic best practices and skills for all novice programmers.

The book offers the following coverage:

What is programming? How computers read code, Compilers, Strings, Variables, Structure of coding, Functions, Conditionals, Looping, Arrays, Debugging, Problem solving, Working with Windows Registry, Version Control, Code distribution, Practical Projects (Scientific calculator, File search tool, Browser bookmarklets, Making a simple network messaging tool, etc), Tips and Tricks, Hands on Programming, Glossary, Extensive Web resources, and an author supported website.

"Synopsis" by ,
  • Programming allows developers to create a sequence of instructions that enable computers to perform certain functions and tasks
  • Offering the basic best practices and skills for novice programmers, this book helps readers gain new skills for writing programs and developing applications
  • Teaches programming using C++ and explores scripting with JavaScript and VBScript, which are all free and don't require the reader to purchase any software
  • Includes programming projects and real-world code examples that can be modified and expanded upon
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