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Adventures in Coding, Mar/2016

Adventures in Coding, Mar/2016

Author(s): Eva Holland, Chris Minnick
ISBN13: 9781119232681
ISBN10: 1119232686
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: Wiley
Year Publish: 2016 March

Learn to code the fun way with nine real projects for true beginners

Adventures in Coding is written specifically for young people who want to learn how to code, but don't know where to begin. No experience? No problem! This book starts from the very beginning to take you from newbie to app-builder in no time. You'll 'learn by doing' as you build projects designed to help you master fundamental programming skills—and you'll have a great time doing it. These skills form the foundation of any programmer's tool set, and you'll continue to use them as you graduate to other devices and more difficult projects. Each chapter includes a video to help clear up any confusion and make sure you really understand, so you can keep programming your way through every single project without hitting major roadblocks. If you're ready to start designing your own program, this book will help you get started today.

More and more kids are learning to code, and many schools offer basic programming classes as part of the regular curriculum. This book is structured like a class, starting with the basics and building skill upon skill, making it both a perfect accompaniment to formal instruction and an ideal guide for self-study.

  1. Learn the basic programming skills you'll use everywhere
  2. Build nine fun projects from super-basic to pretty challenging
  3. Build the skills you need to create bigger and better apps
  4. Watch video tutorials for extra help and explanations

How many times have you played with an app only to find yourself wishing it had this or that feature? If you learn how to code, you can be the creator of the next big app! But it all starts with that first small project. Adventures in Coding provides all the information you need, so let's get coding!

About the Authors:

Eva Holland is an accomplished author, trainer and co-founder of WatzThis?, a company aimed at teaching technical topics in a fun and approachable manner. In addition to being co-author of this book, Eva is the co-author JavaScript For Kids For Dummies and Coding with JavaScript For Dummies. She enjoys tennis, music, and exploring the caves of the unknown.

Chris Minnick is a prolific published author, trainer, web developer and co-founder of WatzThis?. Chris loves sharing his knowledge with others and has trained thousands of adults and kids in computer programming. As an author, his published books include JavaScript For Kids For Dummies, Coding with JavaScript For Dummies, Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies, and Webkit For Dummies. Chris is an avid reader, writer, swimmer, and musician.