This book is for anyone who wants to learn computer programming and knows absolutely nothing about it. Of course, if you are wondering whether this book is going to teach you how to create amazing applets or incredible desktop or mobile applications, the answer is "no"—that is a job for other books. So many books out there can teach you those skills in C#, C++, or Java. Many of them even claim that they can teach you in 24 hours! Don’t laugh! They probably can do that, but all of them take one thing for granted—that the reader knows some basics about computer programming. None of those books, unfortunately, bothers to teach you the first thing that a novice programmer needs to learn, which is "Algorithmic Thinking." Algorithmic Thinking involves more than just learning code. It is a problem solving process that involves learning how to code. With over 800 pages, and containing more than 300 solved and 400 unsolved exercises, over 450 true/false, 150 multiple choice, and 180 review questions (the solutions and the answers to which can be found on the Internet), this book is ideal for students, teachers, professors, novices or average programmers, or for anyone who wants to start learning or teaching computer programming using the proper conventions and techniques.Über den Autor:
Aristides S. Bouras
Aristides S. Bouras was born in 1973. During his early childhood, he discovered a love of computer programming. He got his first computer at the age of 12, a Commodore 64, which incorporated a ROM-based version of the BASIC programming language and 64 kilobytes of RAM!!!
He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, and a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Democritus Polytechnic University of Thrace.
He worked as a software developer at a company that specialized in industrial data flow and labeling of products. His main job was to develop software applications for data terminals (originally in TALL and later in VB.NET language), as well as PC software applications for collecting and storing data on a Microsoft SQL Server. He has developed many applications such as warehouse managing systems and websites for companies and other organizations. Nowadays, he works as a high school teacher. He mainly teaches courses in computer networks, programming tools for the Internet/intranets, and databases.
He is married to Loukia V. Ainarozidou and they have two children.
Loukia V. Ainarozidou was born in 1975. She got her first computer at the age of 13, an Amstrad CPC6128 with 128 kilobytes of RAM and an internal 3-inch floppy disk drive!!!
She holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, and a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Democritus Polytechnic University of Thrace.
She worked as a supervisor in the data logistics department of a company involved in the packaging of fruit and vegetables. Nowadays, she works as a high school teacher. She mainly teaches courses in computer networks, computer programming, and digital design.
She is married to Aristides S. Bouras and they have two children.
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