Programming BASICS: Using Microsoft Visual Basic, C++, HTML, and Java / Edition 1

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New from the BASICS series, this text provides a step-by-step introduction to programming with Microsoft Visual Basic, C++, HTML and Java making it ideal for a survey course on these popular programming languages. Besides the Visual Basic unit, the book is non-software specific so it can be used with different compilers including Microsoft, Borland, Metroworks and Symantec.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780619058036
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/23/2001
  • Series: BASICS Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Knowlton has been an author for Thomson Learning for 6 years and has published various titles in computer programming, computer concepts, and computer applications. His best selling book on C++ has sold over $2 million and counting. Todd remains very active in educational conferences and consults with Microsoft Corporation.

Karl Barksdale is currently an instructor at the Utah County Academy of Sciences and is a former instructor at Farrer Middle school in Provo, UT. He has recently been a consultant for Google. Formerly a Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation, he obtained a master's degree in curriculum from the University of Utah and applied his degree as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for Provo School District. Later he returned to education as a Business Education instructor. Since that time he has authored more than 50 business and computer education textbooks for South-Western Educational Publishing, Course Technology, Speaking Solutions, and other publishers.

Mr. E. Shane Turner is currently a senior software engineer for a benefits management company based in Utah. He has written many textbooks for Thomson as well as written numerous software reviews for three on-line computer magazine publications. Mr. Turner was first introduced to HTML in 1994 while attending classes for his M.S. in Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He has taught Computer Science at both Weaver State University and Colorado Technical University.

Stephen Collings graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in business administration. After graduation, he owned and managed an Internet distance learning corporation called LearningLynx, which specialized in computer science courses. Currently, Stephen works as a project manager for Smooth Fusion, a Web development company that provides cutting-edge technology services. He has also coauthored two Visual Basic textbooks and one computer concepts textbook.

Custom Editorial Productions, Inc., located in Cincinatti, Ohio is a full-service writing, editing, and book production agancy that has been partnering with textbook publishers and professional societies since 1982.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introducing Programming Logic and Languages Lesson 1: Introducing Programming Logic and Languages Unit 2: Introduction to Visual Basic Lesson 1: A First Look at Microsoft Visual Basic Lesson 2: Forms, Controls and Properties Lesson 3: Events and Code Lesson 4: Mathematical Operators Lesson 5: Exponentiation, Order of Operations, and Error Handling Lesson 6: Data Types and Variables Lesson 7: Strings and Decimal Types Lesson 8: If Statements Lesson 9: Nested If Statements and Option Buttons Lesson 10: Do Loops Lesson 11: For Next Loops and Multiple Forms Unit 3: Introduction to C++ Lesson 1: Entering, Compiling, and Running a C++ Program Lesson 2: Variables and Constants Lesson 3: Math Operations Lesson 4: How Data Types Affect Calculations Lesson 5: Strings and the String Class Lesson 6: Input and Output Lesson 7: Building Blocks of Decision Making Lesson 8: Selection Structures Lesson 9 : Loops Lesson 10: Building Programs with Functions Lesson 11: Passing Data and Using Library Functions Unit 4: Introduction to Web Programming with HTML and JavaScript Lesson 1: Quick HTML Know-How Lesson 2: HTML Organization Techniques Lesson 3: HTML Power Techniques Lesson 4: What is JavaScript? Lesson 5: Using Images with JavaScript Unit 5: Introduction to Java Lesson 1: Integrating Applets into Web Pages Lesson 2: Introduction to Java Programming Lesson 3: Data Types and Strings Lesson 4: Math Operations Lesson 5: I/O and Exception Handling Lesson 6: Decision Making in Programs Lesson 7: Loops Lesson 8:. Data File Basics Lesson 9: Developing and Inheriting Classes Lesson 10: Arrays and Vectors Lesson 11: Applets Appendices A: ASCII Table B: The Binary Number System C: The Programming Process D: Order of Operations E: The bool Data Type

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