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Coding For Dummies

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Coding For Dummies, (9781119293323) was previously published as Coding For Dummies, (9781118951309). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Hands-on exercises help you learn to code like a pro


No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it's needed.


Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice.


The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for?




The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply
Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format
Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages
Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills


If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 230 x 15mm | 476g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119293324
  • 9781119293323
  • 21,751

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Practice coding online at codecademyLearn the basics of five different coding languagesApply coding skills to build an application

Start here to learn coding basics

Coding knowledge is a must-have 21st century skill. If you're ready to learn the magic behind web and app development but don't know a style sheet from a string, Coding For Dummies is the perfect place to start! Explore the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, and Python and find out how to build great web applications. Once you're up and running, you can continue to refine and practice your skills online at Codecademy.com.

Inside...Learn the value of codingThe steps for creating an appBuilding web pages with HTMLAdding structure with CSSGetting interactive with JavaScript(R)First steps into Python(R) and Ruby
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Table of contents

Introduction 1


Part 1: Getting Started with Coding 5


CHAPTER 1: What Is Coding? 7


CHAPTER 2: Programming for the Web 19


CHAPTER 3: Becoming a Programmer 33


Part 2: Building the Silent and Interactive Web Page 41


CHAPTER 4: Exploring Basic HTML 43


CHAPTER 5: Getting More Out of HTML 59


CHAPTER 6: Getting Stylish with CSS 75


CHAPTER 7: Next Steps with CSS 97


CHAPTER 8: Working Faster with Twitter Bootstrap 119


CHAPTER 9: Adding in JavaScript 135


Part 3: Putting Together a Web Application 157


CHAPTER 10: Building Your Own App 159


CHAPTER 11: Researching Your First Web Application 171


CHAPTER 12: Coding and Debugging Your First Web Application 187


Part 4: Developing Your Coding Skills Further 197


CHAPTER 13: Getting Familiar with Ruby 199


CHAPTER 14: Wrapping Your Head around Python 213


Part 5: The Part of Tens 227


CHAPTER 15: Ten Free Resources for Coding and Coders 229


CHAPTER 16: Ten Tips for Novice Coders 237


Index 245
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Review Text

Coding For Dummies, (9781119293323) was previously published as Coding For Dummies, (9781118951309). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Hands-on exercises help you learn to code like a pro No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it's needed. Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice. The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for? The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.
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About Nikhil Abraham

Nikhil Abraham was Director of Business Development & Growth at Codecademy. In that role, he taught and trained thousands of beginning coders across a variety of professions. He helped refine Codecademy's online courses, which have introduced basic coding skills to millions of learners.
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