Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

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9781617290923: Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners
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A gentle but thorough introduction to the world of computer programming, it is written in language a 12-year-old can follow, but anyone who wants to learn how to program a computer can use it. Even adults. Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, and reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid-tested and parent-approved.

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Learn to talk to your computer in its own language! Whether you want to create a game, start a business, or solve an important problem, the first step is learning to write your own programs. Programming is a fun challenge, and it's easy to get started!

This updated and revised edition of Hello World! introduces the world of computer programming in a clear and engaging style. Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, it is full of examples that will get you thinking and learning. Reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid-tested and parent-approved. You don't need to know anything about programming to use the book, just the basics of using a computer. If you can start a program and save a file, you'll be off and running!

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

WHAT'S INSIDE

  • Explains concepts in clear language
  • Lots of pictures, cartoons, and fun examples
  • Complete set of practice questions and exercises
  • Illustrated in full color

Hello World! uses Python, a programming language designed to be easy to learn. Using fun examples, it brings to life concepts of computing— looping, decisions, input and output, data structures, graphics—and many more.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Warren Sande is an electronic systems engineer who uses Python both as a "do anything" scripting language and as a way to teach computers and programming. Carter Sande is a high school student who is passionate about technology. When he's not fixing his school's network and helping his classmates recover lost homework, he likes to ride his bike and write retro video games.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Getting Started
  2. Remember This: Memory and Variables
  3. Basic Math
  4. Types of Data
  5. Input
  6. GUIs—Graphical User Interfaces
  7. Decisions, Decisions
  8. Loop the Loop
  9. Just for You—Comments
  10. Game Time
  11. Nested and Variable Loops
  12. Collecting Things Together—Lists and Dictionaries
  13. Functions
  14. Objects
  15. Modules
  16. Graphics
  17. Sprites and Collision Detection
  18. A New Kind of Input—Events
  19. Sound
  20. More GUIs
  21. Print Formatting and Strings
  22. File Input and Output
  23. Take a Chance—Randomness
  24. Computer Simulations
  25. Skier Explained
  26. Python Battle
  27. What's Next?

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Computer savvy kids and can be found surfing the web, chatting with friends, downloading music, and playing games - all at the same time. Many, however, want to do more. Not only do they want to use computers to stay connected to the world, they want to understand what makes them work, and they want to make computers work for them; they want to learn programming. Warren and Carter Sande, a father and son team, created just the book to get them started. Hello World! Second Edition is a fun, easy-to-use guide with copious illustrations and engaging examples. It takes the reader on a playful tour of basic programming concepts and then puts those concepts together to make fun and useful programs. It uses Python, a programming language that is one of the easiest to read, write, and understand. Like the first edition, Hello World! Second Edition is not just for kids. While the tone is light and engaging, it doesn't "talk down" to the reader, and beginners of any age will love its readability and sense of humor. * Uses free open source software * Makes programming fun and easy to use * Contains lots of pictures, cartoons, and fun examples *Hello World! Second Edition is printed in full color Readers don't have to have any programming experience, but they should know the basics of using a computer. This book uses Python version 2.7.3. It's free open source software available for different platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac. Python is a programming language that is one of the easiest to read, write, and understand. Python is not just for beginners though. It used by programmers at places like NASA and Google, so once learned, it's a language that can expand to match the novice programmer's growing expertise. It also serves as a great foundation for learning many other programming languages.

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Verlag: Manning Dez 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1617290920 ISBN 13: 9781617290923
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Buchbeschreibung Manning Dez 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 234x190x29 mm. Neuware - Hello World! Second Edition is printed in full color Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781617290923

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