Learn to Program with Scratch - A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

Learn to Program with Scratch - A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

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By (author) Majed Marji

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  • Publisher: No Starch Press,US
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 234mm x 20mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Daly City, California
  • ISBN 10: 1593275439
  • ISBN 13: 9781593275433
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 69,086

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Scratch is a fun, beginner-friendly programming environment popular in schools around the world. Its playful, intuitive interface uses colorful programming blocks and cartoon sprites to make real programming more approachable. Serious Scratch Programming shows just how much you can do with Scratch and teaches you essential, universal programming concepts along the way. In Serious Scratch Programming, author Majed Marji takes you on a tour through Scratch's surprisingly powerful features to teach programming concepts like procedures, variables, loops, recursion, decision making, and lists. You will use your new-found skills to create science simulations, math projects, and even some fun arcade games! Each chapter offers a summary and practice exercises at the end to make sure the lessons stick. Scratch is an incredibly fun and easy language to learn, plus you can do some seriously potent programming with it. Serious Scratch Programming will help you get the most out of Scratch and begin your journey into the world of programming.

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Majed Marji is a senior development engineer at General Motors and an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University in Michigan. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and an MBA in strategic management from Davenport University.