Do you think the programmers who work at your office are magical wizards who hold special powers that manipulate your computer? Believe it or not, anyone can learn how to write programs, and it doesn’t take a higher math and science education to start.
Beginning Programming for Dummies shows you how computer programming works without all the technical details or hard programming language. It explores the common parts of every computer programming language and how to write for multiple platforms like Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. This easily accessible guide provides you with the tools you need to:
- Create programs and divide them into subprograms
- Develop variables and use constants
- Manipulate strings and convert them into numbers
- Use an array as storage space
- Reuse and rewrite code
- Isolate data
- Create a user interface
- Write programs for the Internet
In addition to these essential building blocks, this guide features a companion CD-ROM containing Liberty BASIC compiler and code in several languages. It also provides valuable programming resources and lets you in on cool careers for programmers. With Beginning Programming of Dummies, you can take charge of your computer and begin programming today!
Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.
From the Back Cover
New techniques make programming easier and more fun Discover principles and best practices that let you program in many languages So you always thought programmers were superior beings from another galaxy? Surprise! Programming isn′t all that difficult when you know how. Here′s the fun and easy route to writing programs that work efficiently for Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, understanding basic programming principles, using different languages, programming for the Internet, and much more. All this on the bonus CD–ROM All code used in the book, in several different languages Liberty BASIC, REALbasic, Dev–C++, Valentina, Galaxy, and Revolution Studio demo versions For details and complete system requirements, see the CD–ROM appendix. Discover how to Write programs for multiple platforms Program using BASIC and C++ Recognize similarities in different programming languages Use Revolution, a non–traditional language Fine–tune and debug programs