Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 1

Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 1

by Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598633740

ISBN-13: 9781598633740

Pub. Date: 04/23/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Want to learn computer programming but aren't sure where to start? Programming for the Absolute Beginner provides a gentle learning curve in programming for anyone who wants to develop fundamental programming skills and create computer programs. The primary focus is on teaching the reader how to program using a free implementation of BASIC called Just BASIC. As…  See more details below

Overview


Want to learn computer programming but aren't sure where to start? Programming for the Absolute Beginner provides a gentle learning curve in programming for anyone who wants to develop fundamental programming skills and create computer programs. The primary focus is on teaching the reader how to program using a free implementation of BASIC called Just BASIC. As such, the book focuses on developing programs that run on Microsoft Windows, but also presents programming principles that apply to different environments, including other operating systems and the Internet. Additionally, the book provides a solid foundation for advancing to different programming languages as you gain confidence in your newly acquired programming abilities. As part of the for the absolute beginner series, Programming for the Absolute Beginner teaches all the concepts through the creation of simple computer games, making the learning process much more fun and enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598633740
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/23/2007
Series:
for the Absolute Beginner Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


1: Introduction to Programming 2: Creating Programs with Just BASIC 3: Creating Graphical User Interfaces 4: Working with Variables and Arrays 5: Making Decisions with Conditional Logic 6: Using Loops to Process Data 7: Improving Program Organization with Functions and Subroutines 8: Working with Text Files 9: Working with Sound and Graphics 10: Debugging your Applications App A: Whats on the Companion Website? App B: What Next? Glossary Index

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