Beginning Programming

Beginning Programming

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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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  • Paperback | 479 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 680.4g
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0764584065
  • 9780764584060

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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.
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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.
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"A welcome addition to Wrox's Beginning series and a good all-round introduction to programming for novices." (Publishing News, 25th March 2005)
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About Kathie Kingsley-Hughes

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.
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