A Beginner's Guide to Programming Images, Animation, and Interaction
By Daniel Shiffman
Publisher: Elsevier / Morgan Kaufmann
Final Release Date: September 2015
Learning Processing, Second Edition, is a friendly start-up guide to Processing, a free, open-source alternative to expensive software and daunting programming languages. Requiring no previous experience, this book is for the true programming beginner. It teaches the basic building blocks of programming needed to create cutting-edge graphics applications including interactive art, live video processing, and data visualization. Step-by-step examples, thorough explanations, hands-on exercises, and sample code, supports your learning curve.
A unique lab-style manual, the book gives graphic and web designers, artists, and illustrators of all stripes a jumpstart on working with the Processing programming environment by providing instruction on the basic principles of the language, followed by careful explanations of select advanced techniques. The book has been developed with a supportive learning experience at its core. From algorithms and data mining to rendering and debugging, it teaches object-oriented programming from the ground up within the fascinating context of interactive visual media.
This book is ideal for graphic designers and visual artists without programming background who want to learn programming. It will also appeal to students taking college and graduate courses in interactive media or visual computing, and for self-study.
A friendly start-up guide to Processing, a free, open-source alternative to expensive software and daunting programming languages
No previous experience required—this book is for the true programming beginner!
Step-by-step examples, thorough explanations, hands-on exercises, and sample code supports your learning curve
Comments about oreilly Learning Processing, 2nd Edition:
This book is precisely what I expected from it, based on its description. It covers from virtually zero knowledge to relatively advanced knowledge, so that this one book not only gets you started, but also takes you all the way to a level which then allows to look for very specialized books on the subject matter. All in all, very pleased with it. Now going through it in more detail in front of my computer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend