Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

SUMMARY

A gentle but thorough introduction to the world of computer programming, it is written in language a 12-year-old can follow, but anyone who wants to learn how to program a computer can use it. Even adults. Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, and reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid-tested and parent-approved.

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Learn to talk to your computer in its own language! Whether you want to create a game, start a business, or solve an important problem, the first step is learning to write your own programs. Programming is a fun challenge, and it’s easy to get started!

This updated and revised edition of Hello World! introduces the world of computer programming in a clear and engaging style. Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, it is full of examples that will get you thinking and learning. Reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid-tested and parent-approved. You don’t need to know anything about programming to use the book, just the basics of using a computer. If you can start a program and save a file, you’ll be off and running!

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

WHAT’S INSIDE

  • Explains concepts in clear language
  • Lots of pictures, cartoons, and fun examples
  • Complete set of practice questions and exercises
  • Illustrated in full color

Hello World! uses Python, a programming language designed to be easy to learn. Using fun examples, it brings to life concepts of computing— looping, decisions, input and output, data structures, graphics—and many more.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Warren Sande is an electronic systems engineer who uses Python both as a “do anything” scripting language and as a way to teach computers and programming. Carter Sande is a high school student who is passionate about technology. When he’s not fixing his school’s network and helping his classmates recover lost homework, he likes to ride his bike and write retro video games.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Getting Started
  2. Remember This: Memory and Variables
  3. Basic Math
  4. Types of Data
  5. Input
  6. GUIs—Graphical User Interfaces
  7. Decisions, Decisions
  8. Loop the Loop
  9. Just for You—Comments
  10. Game Time
  11. Nested and Variable Loops
  12. Collecting Things Together—Lists and Dictionaries
  13. Functions
  14. Objects
  15. Modules
  16. Graphics
  17. Sprites and Collision Detection
  18. A New Kind of Input—Events
  19. Sound
  20. More GUIs
  21. Print Formatting and Strings
  22. File Input and Output
  23. Take a Chance—Randomness
  24. Computer Simulations
  25. Skier Explained
  26. Python Battle
  27. What’s Next?

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Computer Basics Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Windows 10 Edition (includes Content Update Program) (8th Edition)

Make the most of your new Windows® 10 notebook or desktop computer–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you’ve never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple!

 

Who knew how simple using computers could be?

 

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 10 operating system…simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do!

 

Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Set up your new computer and use the Windows 10 Start menu and desktop
  • Connect to the Internet and browse the Web with Microsoft Edge
  • Get started with social networking on Facebook®, Twitter™, Pinterest™, and LinkedIn®
  • Use Windows 10’s built-in apps–and find great new apps in the Windows Store
  • Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup
  • Create a home network in just minutes
  • Go online to shop and sell–and smart search with Microsoft Cortana®
  • Get your office work done fast
  • Organize, view, and share photos
  • Play music using Spotify®, Pandora®, iTunes®, and more
  • Watch TV shows and movies online with Netflix® and Hulu™
  • Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam
  • Keep your system running reliably at top speed

This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft® updates features of Windows, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. See inside for details

 

 

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Mac Programming for Absolute Beginners

Want to learn how to program on your Mac? Not sure where to begin? Best-selling author Wallace Wang will explain how to get started with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode. Whether you are an experienced Windows coder moving to the Mac, or you are completely new to programming, you’ll see how the basic design of a Mac OS X program works, how Objective-C differs from other languages you may have used, and how to use the Xcode development environment. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to use elements of the Cocoa framework to create windows, store data, and respond to users in your own Mac programs. If you want to learn how to develop apps with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode, this book is a great first step.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll master along the way:

  • Fundamental programming concepts aided by short, easy-to-understand examples
  • How to use Xcode and related programming tools to save time and work more efficiently
  • A firm understanding of the basics of Objective-C and how it compares to other languages you might know
  • How to create simple apps using the Cocoa framework
  • How to easily design, write, test, and market your finished program

With this book and your trusty Mac, you’re well on your way to transforming your Mac app ideas into real applications.

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