JavaScript For Kids For Dummies

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

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 230 x 18mm | 628g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119119863
  • 9781119119869
  • 201,373

Back cover copy

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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