An Introduction to Programming in JavaScript: Stomping Zombies with Variables, Loops, Functions and More (Undead Institute, #10)

An Introduction to Programming in JavaScript: Stomping Zombies with Variables, Loops, Functions and More (Undead Institute, #10)

by John Rhea

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Overview

Start taking down the zombie horde with rapid fire web development programs. This book introduces you to JavaScript and a wide variety of beginner programming topics like variables, conditional statements, loops and functions.

 

You'll understand the different types of variables available to you and how to create and utilize them for maximum damage to the undead.

 

We'll discuss conditional statements (if/then statements) and talk about how to execute different code depending on whether something is true or not such as "There's a zombie gnawing on your head!"

 

We'll loop-dee-loop around the horde as we define and demonstrate the three kinds of JavaScript loops.

 

And finally, using functions and reusable code, we'll land sucker punch after sucker punch after sucker punch on every zombie shuffling toward you.

 

While this book presents these concepts using JavaScript syntax and information, nearly all of the concepts are universal to programming languages everywhere.

 

So come along for a jaunt through the apocalypse and stock your armory with plenty of programming tools and JavaScript finery. Next stop ending the apocalypse!

 

What You'll Beat Zombies With

Besides learning how to punch a zombie in the HTML5, you'll learn the major HTML elements that make up a modern web page and how to put them to good use. You'll learn the structural underpinnings of a web page, how to mark up text, how to wrangle attributes, and ways to embed images, audio, and video. By the time you're done you'll understand HTML, know how to build your own web page, and pwn zombies with your skills.

 

How You'll Learn to Smack Zombies Around

You won't just passively take in the view, like a zombie shuffling across the mainland. You'll have plenty of combat practice with analogies, examples, and code tutorials you can build, break and fix again. Working with your hands and your head you'll craft code that pleases the eye and knocks a zombie into last Tuesday.

 

All the code and directions are provided as both codepen tutorials and downloadable html files, so you can fight the apocalypse how and where you like. You can work with them on the codepen site or on your own device.

 

And later you'll bring those skills together in a final project that cements those skills into zombie smashing muscle memory.

 

Why Zombies?

Are zombies just a gimmick? Why would this be any better than a straight laced book that sticks to the facts?

 

Straight laced books are often straight boring. And if you have insomnia problems go buy that book. The author, John, has read the boring books and knows that staying awake and engaged are also important for learning. But this book uses zombie references and analogies not just to make you smile, but to help the material stick. If a tough technical concept is related in silly terms you understand, like a zombie trying to buy gum at a super market, it's much more likely to stay in that brain those zombies are intent on eating.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940165234507
Publisher: Undead Institute
Publication date: 02/01/2021
Series: Undead Institute
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 67,592
File size: 897 KB

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