Beginning Programming
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Kathie Kingsley-Hughes
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: March 2005
Pages: 479

A common misconception about programming is that it can only be done on a professional level by someone with years of experience. This book proves exactly the opposite and provides nonprogrammers with assistance in learning the programming basics that will enable them to eventually become professional developers or programming hobbyists.

Written for anyone who wants to learn to program but who doesn’t have a background in the field, this hands-on guide explains programming through numerous examples in a variety of languages, including C++, Java, VBScript, and JavaScript. All the tools and materials you need are either easily available on the Internet or already installed on your computer. By the time you finish the book, you will have a solid foundation for proficiency in programming computers to perform a diverse number of functions and tasks.

What you will learn from this book

  • How computers read, store, and process code
  • The various essential tools necessary to become an effective programmer
  • Key concepts in programming that are consistent from one programming language to another
  • How to create, modify, and delete files and folders
  • Best techniques for making your applications easy to use
  • How text editors, compilers, and other utilities make coding easier
Who this books is for

This book is for novices who want to learn to program but have little or no programming knowledge or experience.

“A welcome addition to Wrox’s Beginning series and a good all-round introduction to programming for novices.” (Publishing News, 25th March 2005)
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