Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition explains the basics of programming in the successful 24-Hours format. The book begins with the absolute basics of programming: Why program? What tools to use? How does a program tell the computer what to do? It teaches readers how to program the computer and then moves on by exploring the some most popular programming languages in use. The author starts by introducing the reader to the Basic language and finishes with basic programming techniques for Java, C++, and others.
|Series:||Sams Teach Yourself Series|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||5 MB|
About the Author
Greg Perry is a speaker and writer on both the programming and the application sides of computing. He is known for his skills at bringing advanced computer topics down to the novice's level. Perry has been a programmer and trainer since the early 1980s. He received his first degree in computer science and a master's degree in corporate finance. Perry's books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He has authored bestselling books that include Sams Teach Yourself Office XP in 24 Hours, Absolute Beginner's Guide to C, Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, and Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours. He has written about rental-property management and loves to travel. His favorite place to be when away from home is either at New York's Patsy's or in Italy because he wants to practice his fractured, broken Italian (if a foreign language were as easy as a computer language, he'd be fluent by now).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I did not know what book to read so I picked this book up. The book explains in much detail about liberty basic but becomes very vague when refering to java. If I was you I would follow the liberty basic part of the book along on your computer and then buy a book on java to really understand it such as Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 Days. Good book to start programming with no earlier knowledge.
It was almost like you had to debug the book. The sample code in the debugging contained a logic error not addressed by the book. (Some how in the payroll portion, taxes actually increased the net pay. If only that were how it worked.) And the book said you needed to correct a problem with differing variable names, that did not exist if you typed in the code as it was provided. (The book claims you use the valiable "hour" instead of "hours" but the sample code only refers to "hours"). This would be very confusing for a true beginner. Other problems like this exist that the editor should have caught.
Simple and straight to the point.