Learning Computer Programming: It's Not about Languages

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Charles River Media, 2001 - Computers - 374 pages
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As part of the CyberRookies? series this book is written for aspiring programmers, and teaches basic programming skills that can be easily applied to any language including the key concepts of Loops, Strings, Array, Pointers, and more. Written by a high school programming teacher, Learning Computer Programming emphasizes the most relevant topics for beginners and pinpoints the essentials of programming success. There are so many programming languages in use today that it?s difficult to decide which one to learn, especially for beginning programmers. With this in mind, Learning Computer Programming: It?s Not About Languages focuses on ?programming? skills instead of specific languages. Languages will always change so to become an effective programmer, it?s important to understand the fundamentals before tackling a specific language. The book is language independent and uses examples from a variety of languages including the most popular C++, JAVA, and HTML, which each have a chapter devoted to them. Using helpful hints, activities, and watchouts, the book gently guides the student through the maze of programming techniques, concepts, and pitfalls.

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Good for learning the basics of any programming language in general. Great if you plan on learning multiple languages.

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