Coding For Dummies

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 supplyTeaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand formatOffers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languagesReaders 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
  • 188 x 230 x 13mm | 492g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119293324
  • 9781119293323
  • 27,872

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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Back cover copy

Practice coding online at codecademy Learn the basics of five different coding languages Apply 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 Inside... Learn the value of coding The steps for creating an app Building web pages with HTML Adding structure with CSS Getting 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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