Elementary JavaScript: Programming for Elementary and Middle School Kids

Elementary JavaScript: Programming for Elementary and Middle School Kids

by Siddharth Dalal


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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 this book, you will have learned the basics of programming and built a Pokémon card game at the same time.

This book is based on Sidd'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!

This book will teach you how to think in code, write code that is easy to understand, work with friends on code projects and also what to do once your project is complete.

You will be introduced to the latest additions to the JavaScript language that make programming simpler, more efficient and less complicated.

This book contains over a 100 screenshots showing every concept and demonstrating every step in action. All the code in the book is beautifully syntax highlighted including showing all the additions (diff highlighting) made while working on the game to make learning easier

The code is fully tested in Chrome, Firefox and Edge. All the code is available online on GitHub. Not only is the code well commented, it is built up step by step and it teaches good organization and commenting practices that will make the code easier to use and read.

This book uses the latest JavaScript standards. ES6 (or ECMAScript 2015) introduced classes to JavaScript and was a major update. Since then JavaScript has had various smaller updates in ES7, ES8 and so on. Many new features have been introduced in and after ES6 such has the use of let, const, arrow functions, promises, async functions etc. all of which make programming easier. This book makes use of many of these new features.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078708548
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/11/2019
Series: JavaScript for Kids , #1
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.61(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.

Thirty years later, with his son now in 5th grade, he is disappointed that programming is not a part of standard school curriculum and that is how this book was born.

Currently Sidd works with leading edge JavaScript at a Technology Startup. He lives with his family in Charlottesville, VA and often works from home in his pajamas.

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