Hello World!

Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

Hello World!

Presents a guide for beginners on the fundamentals of computer programming using the Python language.

So, You Want to Be a Coder?

The Ultimate Guide to a Career in Programming, Video Game Creation, Robotics, and More!

So, You Want to Be a Coder?

Love coding? Make your passion your profession with this comprehensive guide that reveals a whole host of careers working with code. Behind the screen of your phone, tablet, computer, or game console lies a secret language that allows it all to work. Computer code has become as integral to our daily lives as reading and writing, even if you didn’t know it! Now it’s time to plug in and start creating the same technology you’re using every day. Covering everything from navigating the maze of computer languages to writing code for games to cyber security and artificial intelligence, So, You Want to Be a Coder? debugs the secrets behind a career in the diverse and state-of-the-art industry. In addition to tips and interviews from industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Coder? includes inspiring stories from kids who are working with code right now, plus activities, a glossary, and helpful resources to put you on the path to a fun and rewarding career with computer code today!

The Librarian's Introduction to Programming Languages

A LITA Guide

The Librarian's Introduction to Programming Languages

The Librarian’s Introduction to Programming Languages presents case studies and practical applications for using the top programming languages in library and information settings. While there are books and Web sites devoted to teaching programming, there are few works that address multiple programming languages or address the specific reasons why programming is a critical area of learning for library and information science professionals. There are many books on programming languages but no recent items directly written for librarians that span a variety of programs. Many practicing librarians see programming as something for IT people or beyond their capabilities. This book will help these librarians to feel comfortable discussing programming with others by providing an understanding of when the language might be useful, what is needed to make it work, and relevant tools to extend its application. Additionally, the inclusion of practical examples lets readers try a small “app” for the language. This also will assist readers who want to learn a language but are unsure of which language would be the best fit for them in terms of learning curve and application. The languages covered are JavaScript, PERL, PHP, SQL, Python, Ruby, C, C#, and Java. This book is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of each language presented. Case studies show the programming language used in real ways, and resources for exploring each language in more detail are also included.

Hello Swift!

IOS Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

Hello Swift!

Bakshi provides an approachable, well-illustrated, step-by-step guide that teaches young readers how to program using the Swift language while they develop iOS apps. The author presents readers with a how-to guide to creating their first simple app, written from a kid's perspective.

What Is Computer Coding?

What Is Computer Coding?

Computers cannot understand human languages such as English. Instead they follow instructions written in special codes. Computer programmers use these codes to design video games and computer programs. How does computer coding work? Read this book to find out!

Computer Math

Computer Math

From download speeds to the amount of memory left on your hard drive, math is a big part of using computers. Understanding the math that is so important to computers can help you in the classroom and in future jobs. When you're playing computer games, understanding math can even help you have more fun. In Computer Math, you'll learn about how math powers the computers you use every day.

Hello Raspberry Pi!

Python programming for kids and other beginners

Hello Raspberry Pi!

Summary A fun and imaginative way for kids and other beginners to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology The Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost computer invented to encourage experimentation. The Pi is a snap to set up, and using the free Python programming language, you can learn to create video games, control robots, and maybe even write programs to do your math homework! About the Book Hello Raspberry Pi! is a fun way for kids to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. First, you discover how to set up and navigate the Pi. Next, begin Python programming by learning basic concepts with engaging challenges and games. This book gives you an introduction to computer programming as you gain the confidence to explore, learn, and create on your own. The last part of the book introduces you to the world of computer control of physical objects, where you create interactive projects with lights, buttons, and sounds. What's Inside Learn Python with fun examples Write games and control electronics Use Pygame for video game sounds and graphics Loaded with programming exercises About the Reader To use this book, you'll need a Raspberry Pi starter kit, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. No programming experience needed. Table of Contents PART 1 GETTING STARTED 1 Meet Raspberry Pi Exploring Python PART 2 PLAYING WITH PYTHON Silly Sentence Generator 3000: creating interactive programs Norwegian Blue parrot game: adding logic to programs Raspi's Cave Adventure PART 3 PI AND PYTHON PROJECTS Blinky Pi Light Up Guessing Game DJ Raspi APPENDIXES Raspberry Pi troubleshooting Raspberry Pi ports and legacy boards Solutions to chapter challenges Raspberry Pi projects

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Practical Programming for Total Beginners

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: –Search for text in a file or across multiple files –Create, update, move, and rename files and folders –Search the Web and download online content –Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size –Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs –Send reminder emails and text notifications –Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.