Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

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By (author) Warren Sande, By (author) Carter Sande

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  • Publisher: Manning Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 487 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 30mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 22 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1617290920
  • ISBN 13: 9781617290923
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 60,540

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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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Warren Sande is an Electronic Systems Engineer who uses Python as his favorite "do anything" scripting language at work, and also uses it to help teach people about computers and programming. He holds a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, as well as a Diploma in Communication Arts from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Carter Sande is a middle school student who currently enjoys writing games for retro consoles like the Gameboy Advance. When he's not fixing his school's computer network and helping his classmates recover lost homework, he spends his time writing computer programs, riding his bike, and playing video games.