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Programming for the Absolute Beginner (No Experience Required (Course Technology)) [Paperback]

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Pages   364
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 23, 2007
Publisher   Course Technology PTR
ISBN  1598633740  
EAN  9781598633740  

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Demonstrates the basics of computer programming with Just BASIC, covering such topics as creating graphical user interfaces, working with variables and arrays, using loops to process data, working with sound and graphics, and debugging applications.

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Want to learn computer programming but aren't sure where to start? Programming for the Absolute Beginner provides a gentle learning curve in programming for anyone who wants to develop fundamental programming skills and create computer programs. The primary focus is on teaching the reader how to program using a free implementation of BASIC called Just BASIC. As such, the book focuses on developing programs that run on Microsoftr Windowsr, but also presents programming principles that apply to different environments, including other operating systems and the Internet. Additionally, the book provides a solid foundation for advancing to different programming languages as you gain confidence in your newly acquired programming abilities. As part of the for the absolute beginnerT series, Programming for the Absolute Beginner teaches all the concepts through the creation of simple computer games, making the learning process much more fun and enjoyable. Benefits: * Perfect for first time programmers and hobbyists interested in learning how to program. * Teaches the basics of computer programming using Just BASIC * Covers important programming concepts such as graphical user interface development and design.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 21 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 36 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Ajax Programming for the Absolute Beginner; HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens; Scratch Programming for Teens; and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has over five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.

Jerry Lee Ford currently resides in Richmond, in the state of Virginia.

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Worth EVERY penny!!  Dec 15, 2007
Some will be quick to tell you that it's worthless to learn JustBASIC because you can't do much with it and you should instead learn Visual Basic. I started learning BASIC when I was about 5 or 6 (my dad is a programmer and taught me a lot!), but then never used it for a long time. 20 years later, I find myself with the desire to learn Visual Basic. I had told my dad that I wanted to learn Visual Basic to create some software for a non-profit organization that I run. I had said that I felt the best way to learn to program is to go through what I call "bootcamp" which is basically having to code EVERYTHING at first. You'll get a better grip on what's going on behind the scenes and the ability to better appreciate Visual Basic's IDE. He told me that when we went from Quick Basic (or qbasic) to Visual Basic, it was a relatively quick and easy, painless experience because so much of the code he'd been using still applied.

One of the things I wish that this book would do is give quizzes at the end. I can't even tell you how helpful those can be in making sure you understand the information. How else are you to know just how much you learned? Some of the games are a little (lot) goofy in this book, but they do what they're supposed to do: demonstrate the use of the code covered in that chapter as well as previous chapters. You also end up with a few programs that with a little modification could be quite fun to play! I'm working on a slot machine program that will pull up all of the pictures in the folder that the program is found in and display them as you win rather than basing it solely on how much money you have. That way I could cycle through family vacations, weddings, etc. in a more interactive way. While it might not be something I will use often, it's definitely one more Problem for me to try to figure out. Isn't that, after all, what programming is all about? Problem-Solving?

In the end, I'd have to say that this book is very good. Pick it up, learn it, master it and move on. You'll be a stronger programmer in five years if you keep to the simple basics of breaking down programs, using subroutines/functions to streamline your programs and using liberal use of comments all throughout the code. Definitely worth the money!
Ain't Nothin' Small About SmallTalk and Just Basic  Apr 29, 2007
I've happily been a member of the Just Basic community for nearly three years. I've been programming in several versions of BASIC for thirty years. Just Basic allows you to create Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) with the look and feel of commercial programs written for Windows... but it's much easier.

All the programming techniques like IF/THEN/ELSE..., SELECT CASE, string and numerical arrays, DATA, FILE INPUT/OUTPUT, and Graphics are there, in very familiar syntax.

The best feature is (aside from the fact Just Basic is FREE!) the online support community of more than 2,000 members at all levels of experience. Share your programs or seek help developing them.

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