JavaScript For Kids For Dummies
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Have big dreams? Kick start them with JavaScript!
If we've learned one thing from the Millennial generation, it's that no one is too young to make history online. JavaScript For Kids For Dummies introduces pre-teens and early teens alike to the world of JavaScript, which is an integral programming language that drives the functionality of websites and apps. This informative, yet engaging text guides you through the basics of coding with JavaScript, and is an essential resource if you want to expand your technology skills while following easy, step-by-step instructions. Through small, goal-oriented projects, you learn key coding concepts, while actually creating apps, games, and more. This hands-on experience, coupled with the presentation of ideas in a simple style, allows you to both learn and retain JavaScript fundamentals.


JavaScript has been heralded as 'the programming language of the web,' and many kids are interested in learning how to use it; however, most schools don't offer coding classes at this level, and most families can't afford the high cost of coding classes through a summer camp. But this can't stop you from developing your JavaScript coding skills! This fun text is all you need to get started on your JavaScript journey.




Explore the basics of JavaScript through the creation of a calculator app
Deepen your understanding of HTML, arrays, and variables by building a grocery shopping app
Learn conditional logic through the development of a choose your own adventure game
Discover loops and strings by creating a lemonade stand app and MadLibs-style game


JavaScript For Kids For Dummies brings pre-teens and early teens into the world of coding by teaching them one of the key Web design languages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 230 x 18mm | 628g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119119863
  • 9781119119869
  • 169,837

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Build an Animated Robot App Create Cool Games Make a Web Page Learn Real Coding Skills

Learn coding and build cool stuff!



JavaScript is what makes websites and apps work. This book shows you how to write JavaScript code by creating a MadLibs-style game, an adventure game, a calculator app, a lemonade stand app, a web page, and more. Learn JavaScript and wow your friends!

Start right away -- get started using the JavaScript Console in the very first chapter Make things you can use -- build apps you can use and games to play with your friends Go farther -- get creative with the coding language that adds life to the web and powers popular apps
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Table of contents

Introduction 1


Part I: What Is JavaScript? Alert! JavaScript Is Awesome! 5


Chapter 1: Programming the Web 7


Chapter 2: Understanding Syntax 22


Chapter 3: Giving and Receiving Data 33


Chapter 4: Fiddling with Web Applications 51


Part II: Animating the Web 69


Chapter 5: JavaScript and HTML 71


Chapter 6: JavaScript and CSS 89


Chapter 7: Building an Animated Robot 104


Part III: Getting Operations 123


Chapter 8: Building Your Dream Car with Operands 125


Chapter 9: Putting It Together with Operators 136


Chapter 10: Creating Your Own JavaScript Word Game 153


Part IV: Arrays and Functions 171


Chapter 11: Creating and Changing Arrays 173


Chapter 12: Making It Functional 190


Chapter 13: Creating a Wish List Program 206


Part V: Freedom of Choice 231


Chapter 14: Making Decisions with the If...Else Statement 233


Chapter 15: Doing Different Things with Switch 252


Chapter 16: Choose Your Own Adventure 267


Part VI: Loops 293


Chapter 17: What's This Loop For? 295


Chapter 18: Using While Loops 309


Chapter 19: Building a Lemonade Stand 326


Index 355
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About Chris Minnick

Chris Minnick and Eva Holland are experienced web developers, tech trainers, and coauthors of Coding with JavaScript For Dummies. Together they founded WatzThis?, a company focused on training and course development.
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