Writing Computer Code

Writing Computer Code : Learn the Language of Computers!

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A technology book for kids! Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language.This book serves as an excellent guide to help you start writing in the odd-looking languages that make the web work. Follow simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. *Create your robot write code that builds your robot's body and structure *Give your bot some style add code lines that customize your robot's color and shape *Get your robot moving finish off your robot with code that teaches it how to dance Technology Requirements: Hardware PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher Software Web browser to access JSFiddle.net: Google Chrome , Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 142 x 190 x 7mm | 216g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119177308
  • 9781119177302
  • 233,063

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 About This Book 1 About You 2 About The Icons 3 The First Step 4 Project 1: Becoming a Programmer 5 What Is Programming? 5 How can you talk to computers? 10 What languages will you learn? 14 Gathering Your Tools 18 Getting your browser ready 18 Working with JSFiddle 19 Sharing Your Fiddle 27 Summary 28 Project 2: Gathering the Parts to Build Your Robot 2 9 Saying What You Mean 30 Making a statement 31 Following the rules 33 Giving and Receiving Data 34 Knowing Your Operands and @Operators 39 Introducing the Super-Calculator 40 Forking the Super-Calculator 41 Using the Super-Calculator 42 Super-calculating with text 44 Summary 47 Project 3: Building Your Robot s Body 48 Writing HTML 48 Seeing what text looks like without HTML 49 Using HTML: It's all about the tags 50 Nesting HTML tags 52 Writing your first HTML document 54 Knowing your HTML elements 56 Introducing Douglas the Robot 58 Changing HTML Using JavaScript 4 Summary 66 Project 4: Giving Your Robot Style 67 Giving Douglas Style 68 Getting the Basics of CSS 69 CSS selectors 70 CSS declarations 74 CSS properties 76 Colorizing Douglas 78 Using CSS colors 78 Changing colors 81 Customizing Your Own Robot 84 Summary 85 Project 5: Animating Your Robot 87 Changing CSS with JavaScript 87 Modifying Douglas with JavaScript 89 Experimenting with Douglas 92 Making Douglas Dance 94 Creating Animations with JavaScript 97 Animating another element 100 Using a second animation function 100 Summary 104 Project 6: Creating a JavaScript Word Game 105 Creating a Variable Story 105 Creating the Word Replacement Game 106 Writing the HTML 108 Styling the Word Game 111 Writing the JavaScript Code 114 Finishing the Program 117
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About Chris Minnick

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