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Elementary JavaScript: JavaScript for Elementary and Middle School Kids

Elementary JavaScript: JavaScript for Elementary and Middle School Kids

by Siddharth Dalal

Paperback

$24.99
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on October 31, 2019

Overview

Elementary JavaScript is designed to introduce anyone 10 years and up to programming. Follow along as you learn the basic concepts of programming while building parts of a game. By the end of the book, you will have learned the basics of programming and built a complete game at the same time.


The book is based on the author's experience teaching his son programming and he thinks anyone can enjoy the unlimited possibilities from knowing how to code. Code opens the doors to all kinds of fun projects. Imagine being able to make the games you play! Software engineers work everywhere, from making movies to making cars, from banks to technology companies. And they can work from anywhere – from their bedrooms in their pajamas if they want to.


The book will not only teach you language syntax and basic concepts, but also how to keep code organized and how to work with friends on code projects. Syntax is easy. How to make ideas work is hard. The bigger goal of the book is to teach you the steps to translate ideas into code because the author found that to be the most challenging thing for kids to grasp.


All the code for the book is available online.


The code is tested in all modern browsers - Chrome, Firefox and Edge. The game that is built is also hosted.

Compared to Other Books

ES6 or ECMAScript 2015 was a huge upgrade to the JavaScript standards. Since ES6 was introduced, there have been many incremental upgrades to JavaScript - ES7, ES8, ES9. Unlike any of the other books which mostly stick to ES5, this book uses language features introduced in ES6 such as ES6 classes, let, const, arrow functions, promises and more. It also uses features from ES8 such as async functions which make asynchronous code very easy to write and read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781077682566
Publisher: Siddharth Dalal
Publication date: 10/31/2019
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 658,375
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Siddharth has been a professional software engineer for over 15 years since he got his master’s degree in Computer Science. His passion for software development began when he was in 5th grade. Now 30 years later, when his son is in 5th grade he is disappointed that programming is not a part of standard school curriculum and thus this book was born.

Currently Sidd works with the bleeding edge of JavaScript at a Tech Startup. He lives with his family in Charlottesville, VA and often works from home in his pajamas.