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- File Size: 122768 KB
- Print Length: 359 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1465482210
- Publisher: DK (2 January 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07YXRV7VT
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- Customer Reviews: 26 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way Kindle Edition
|Length: 359 pages||Language: English||Age Level: 12 and up|
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Coding can already be a complex subject but this book literally draws it out for you. There are many images, showing you what to input along with coding examples that help you grasp the information visually. The book is super colorful and it's broken up strategically well to help you stay on track. This is the perfect instructional book for everyone ready to learn. This can help the absolute beginners to the more intermediate level learners.
This book will make you confident and want to use it every day because of how the reader/user-friendly it is. I honestly wish more instructional books would take notice, this is how an instructional book SHOULD be made. If this book was twice the price, I would still recommend it. TEN STARS!!!! I hope this helps :)
So at the beginning of the book, there's a bit of introduction to programming. It has a short summary of imperative, declarative, event-driven, procedural, object-oriented, and visual programming. There's also some information about what a software developer does (ie. job function). In each language section of the book has some information on downloading the appropriate application to code. For Python, it had instructions on installing both on Windows and a Mac. In the chapter, there's a bit of information here that guides you through the different ways to create an input and leads to an output of something. There's also examples on how to write the code in which you can simulate if you've installed Python on your computer. The book also explains certain basic functions that are included in Python. This was all very good high level information about how to write code in Python. At the end of every chapter, the book also contains projects that you can do on your own. Essentially, these are apps that you can build which allows you to exercise some of the written content that was referenced at the beginning of the chapter. Overall, I think it's very helpful. In fact, the projects are the most important part of the book because you're challenged to create software.
So did this book help me understand a bit more about software development at a code level? Yes, I think so. I do appreciate learning a bit about how the code is written and tested. But it's not like the book convinced me to become a software developer either. But, I do think this book is written for is someone who's thinking about getting into software development. Maybe if you're thinking of a potential career change. Or maybe if you're in college and wandering if software development is a good career choice. They can gain some self taught experience by reading this book.
Like many kids, he’ll only pick up a book if he has to read it for school. This is actually a book that will interest him. It will also give him some practical skills that he can take back to his video games, help with his critical thinking and most importantly this should make him a more pragmatic thinker which will hopefully result in him making good decisions.
The book is laid out very well. It’s not overwhelming or intimidating. I think it’s great for people of all different ages that want to learn the basics of computer programming.
Good quality and well written
Illustrations are vivid and clear with reference to written material
includes step by step instructions and detailed explanations
Explained in basic language so anyone can catch on quickly to learning
My basic comprehension is improving and I'm hopeful. But, I'm not going to lie, this is going to be a challenge and this book is going to help to make this app thing happen. I recommend this book, the web site and supporting materials. There is a world of information online, which of course is hard to resist so I'm sticking to the book for now and telling my brain, 'you can do this.' Highly recommended as a first book for anyone, even me.
I have been interested in programming since I was a kid with my C64, I learned a little bit back then but when it came to school there really wasn't much support for it so it never panned out. But now I have this book, and I have already made my way through scratch and am doing projects on my own very proficiently with some things that I need to look up specifically, otherwise it's been pretty easy. The book lines out everything you need to do and DK has a webpage of resources to go along with the book.
The book itself includes, scratch, python, java, and various webpage languages. So they do a great job of covering all bases. If you are looking to get into programming then I recommend this book to you, I have used, am using it, and will continue to use it.