Author: Steven Foote
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Everyone can benefit from basic programming skills–and after you start, you just might want to go a whole lot further. Author Steven Foote taught himself to program, figuring out the best ways to overcome every obstacle. Now a professional web developer, he’ll help you follow in his footsteps. He teaches concepts you can use with any modern programming language, whether you want to program computers, smartphones, tablets, or even robots. Learning to Program will help you build a solid foundation in programming that can prepare you to achieve just about any programming goal. Whether you want to become a professional software programmer, or you want to learn how to more effectively communicate with programmers, or you are just curious about how programming works, this book is a great first step in helping to get you there. Learning to Program will help you get started even if you aren’t sure where to begin. • Learn how to simplify and automate many programming tasks • Handle different types of data in your programs • Use regular expressions to find and work with patterns • Write programs that can decide what to do, and when to do it • Use functions to write clean, well-organized code • Create programs others can easily understand and improve • Test and debug software to make it reliable • Work as part of a programming team • Learn the next steps to take to build a lifetime of programming skills
Written for students on advanced level computing courses who require a knowledge of programming, this title is particularly suitable for the AQA AS Level Computing course. It includes 2 model solutions for Paper 3 (CPT3), one in Pascal and one in Delphi.
Author: Edward Hill
Release Date: 2005
This Learning to Program Java text book is designed as the first course of a two semester course in Java programming. Selected topics from the Java programming language are introduced to facilitate a beginner programming in Java. All exercises are programming problems. Programming problems are used as exercises to enforce a programming paradigm. A high percent of learning to program is highly correlated with the practice of designing and implementing programs for specific requirements. The translator or compiler will enhance the student knowledge through the trail and error process of removing errors from their programs. Emphasis is on defining Java constructs and their use in programming. Students are encouraged to program all the exercises at the end of each Chapter. Also students are encouraged to program their own applications to enhance their knowledge base. The idea is to program as many applications as possible using various Java constructs to improve programming skills in the Java programming language. Emphasis is placed on programming applications requirements. To enforce this paradigm Chapters are organized to maximize the learning process. Chapters on Exceptions and File Input and Output are introduced early in the text. After the file input and output are introduced all programs should read and write files to devices to maximize the learning experience.
Author: Wanda Dann
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2012
Learning to Program with Alice, 3e is appropriate for all one-semester pre-CS1 and computer literacy courses, and for integration into the first weeks of many introductory CS1 courses. ¿ Alice was designed to make programming concepts easier to teach and learn. In the Third Edition of Learning to Program with Alice, Alice's creators offer a complete full-color introduction to the interactive Alice programming environment. The authors make extensive use of program visualization to establish an easy, intuitive relationship between program constructs and the 3D graphics animation action in Alice. Students discover how Alice blends traditional problem-solving techniques with Hollywood-style storyboarding. Fundamental object-oriented programming concepts and language syntax are taught independently. Programming concepts can be taught from either an objects-first or an objects-early approach, with an optional early introduction to events. The book's Java-like syntax allows students to view their program code, simplifying their transitions to Java, C++, C#, or other object-oriented languages. This new edition includes over 60% revised exercises and a "sneak peek" at Alice 3.0. ¿ Collection of Alice 3D “example worlds” on CD-ROM – Students can load an example world and enter their own code to make it work.
Author: Steve Heller
Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr
Release Date: 2001-01
Start here if you want to master C++. No experience necessary. Honestly. Learn C++ from a master: how to think like a programmer! A remarkable personal dialogue between a C++ expert and a novice From the absolute basics to advanced topics: inheritance, polymorphism, pointers, and more. Even if you have absolutely no programming experience, this book will help you truly master C++. You won't merely learn the basics. You'll master sophisticated, professional techniques--up to and including the effective use of encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and pointers. You'll never find yourself copying syntax without understanding it. You'll learn to think like a programmer, engineer code that delivers great reliability and performance, and avoid the pitfalls that await every new C++ developer. These are powerful promises. But "Learning to Program in C++" is a remarkable book. It's a book-length dialogue between renowned C++ developer Steve Heller and a real-life programming novice-a novice with an uncanny ability to ask the questions you'd ask-and get crystal-clear, on-target answers. It starts from absolute scratch, making only one assumption: you're ready to learn. And it's more like reading a novel--or participating in an intelligent discussion--than any computer book you've ever seen. Steve Heller's "Learning to Program in C++." It's a pleasure to read. And if you pay attention, you'll walk away with a superb understanding of C++: what to do, how to do it, and above all, why. Previously published as "Who's Afraid of C++?" and "Who's Afraid of More C++?": Both classic books, integrated and updated, together for thefirst time, at a great price!
Author: Bertrand Meyer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-08-28
This text combines a practical, hands-on approach to programming with the introduction of sound theoretical support focused on teaching the construction of high-quality software. A major feature of the book is the use of Design by Contract.
This beginning programming guide takes the reader from know next to nothing about developing applications for the Haiku operating system to knowing the basics and having the skills to go beyond the fundamentals. It begins with a traditional "Hello, world! approach, moves through C programming, and expands into C++ and programming graphical applications for Haiku. Instead of attempting to be an exhaustive C/C++ programming book using Haiku, it focuses on application development using the C++ language.The Haiku operating system is a great platform for aspiring developers. Those who have struggled with learning application development under Linux, Microsoft Windows, or Macintosh will find writing programs under Haiku to be sensible and easy. The free Paladin integrated development environment for Haiku is used for examples in the book.
Author: Patrick G. McKeown
Release Date: 2001-08-31
Visual Basic has begun to replace COBOL as an introductory programming language due to its ease of use and the near universal move to the Windows operating system. McKeown and Piercy's text addresses the need for a text that offers an adequate balance between the demonstration of the Visual Basic interface and teaching programming logic that the reader must know regardless of the language. The goal of this book is "to achieve a balance between demonstrating the power and excitement of Visual Basic and the need to teach traditional programming logic."
Newly updated for Excel 2002, Writing Excel Macros with VBA, 2nd Edition provides Excel power-users, as well as programmers who are unfamiliar with the Excel object model, with a solid introduction to writing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros and programs for Excel. In particular, the book focuses on: The Visual Basic Editor and the Excel VBA programming environment. Excel features a complete, state-of-the-art integrated development environment for writing, running, testing, and debugging VBA macros. The VBA programming language, the same programming language used by the other applications in Microsoft Office XP and 2000, as well as by the retail editions of Visual Basic 6.0. The Excel object model, including new objects and new members of existing objects in Excel 2002. Excel exposes nearly all of its functionality through its object model, which is the means by which Excel can be controlled programmatically using VBA. While the Excel object model, with 192 objects, is the second largest among the Office applications, you need to be familiar with only a handful of objects to write effective macros. Writing Excel Macros focuses on these essential objects, but includes a discussion of many more objects as well.Writing Excel Macros with VBA, 2nd Edition is written in a terse, no-nonsense manner that is characteristic of Steven Roman's straightforward, practical approach. Instead of a slow-paced tutorial with a lot of handholding, Roman offers the essential information about Excel VBA that you must master to write macros effectively. This tutorial is reinforced by interesting and useful examples that solve common problems you're sure to have encountered.Writing Excel Macros with VBA, 2nd Edition is the book you need to delve into the basics of Excel VBA programming, enabling you to increase your power and productivity.
Author: Vinny Cahill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
C# is a modern, object-oriented language that enables programmers to quickly build a wide range of applications for the new Microsoft .NET platform, which provides tools and services that fully exploit both computing and communications. Learning to Program the Object-Oriented Way with C# presents an introductory guide to this hot topic. The authors use a practice-based approach supported by lots of examples of increasing complexity and frequent graded exercises, which are available online. -Introduces an approach to learning programming based on the use of object orientation from day one. -Includes many worked examples, the code and solution to which are available online. -The book is being technically reviewed and approved by Microsoft. -One of the first introductory textbooks on C# and object orientation - based on the final release version at the beginning of 2002. -Suitable for courses in introductory programming.
Get started in the world of software development: go from zero knowledge of programming to comfortably writing small to medium-sized programs in Python. Programming can be intimidating (especially when most books on software require you to know and use obscure command line instructions) but it doesn’t have to be that way! In Learn to Program with Python, author Irv Kalb uses his in-person teaching experience to guide you through learning the Python computer programming language. He uses a conversational style to make you feel as though he is your personal tutor. All material is laid out in a thoughtful manner, each lesson building on previous ones. Many real–world analogies make the material easy to relate to. A wide variety of well-documented examples are provided. Along the way, you’ll develop small programs on your own through a series of coding challenges that reinforce the content of the chapters. What You Will Learn Learn fundamental programming concepts including: variables and assignment statements, functions, conditionals, loops, lists, strings, file input and output, Internet data, and data structures Get comfortable with the free IDLE Interactive Development Environment (IDE), which you will use to write and debug all your Python code - no need to use the command line! Build text-based programs, including a number of simple games Learn how to re-use code by building your own modules Use Python's built-in data structures and packages to represent and make use of complex data from the Internet Who This Book Is For This book assumes that you have absolutely no prior knowledge about programming. There is no need to learn or use any obscure Unix commands. Students of any age who have had no exposure to programming and are interested in learning to do software development in the Python language. The book can be used as a text book associated with a high school or college introduction to computer science course. Secondly, people who have had exposure to some computer language other than Python, who would like to build good habits for programming in Python.
This books teaches fundamental programming concepts using the powerful, yet easy to learn, Python programming language. Python is a cross-platform language used by organizations such as Google and NASA, designed for rapid application prototyping and development. Used by itself or with other languages, Python allows the developer to quickly and efficiently write programs without getting in the way. This book provides the reader with basic programming ideas, applicable to a wide range of tasks and can be used with other languages. After completing this book, the reader should be able to quickly create simple to moderately complex programs and have a foundation for further study. Topics include: core Python language (both versions 2.x and 3.x), object-oriented programming, databases, graphical user interfaces, web programming, and simple game development.