You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Coding!

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Coding!


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Without coding, all of the computers in the world would just be useless boxes of plastic and metal. Coding means creating a set of instructions that tells a computer how to perform a task. Discover how much we rely on coding in our daily lives to control things such as smartphones and laptops, kitchen appliances, weather forecasts, traffic lights, cars, and greenhouses. Excerpts from Experts: In 1206, an Arabic inventor came up with the idea for a musical band with a drummer robot that could be programmed to play different rhythms. In 1965, a technology businessman predicted that the number of transistors on a computer chip would double every two years. Self-driving vehicles are already being tested, and it won't be long before they come into widespread use. Would you trust a robot to drive you?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531193600
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 771,772
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

How Do You Code a Computer? 6

How Did Coding Begin? 8

You Invented the First Computers? 10

How Did Computers Develop? 12

What Are Programming Languages? 14

How Has the Internet Affected Coding? 16

Who Creates Computer Programs? 18

What Is Debugging? 20

What Is Hacking? 22

What Is a Computer Virus? 24

How Does Coding Help Us? 26

What Is the Future of Coding? 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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