Learning to code has never been easier than with this essential guide to computer programming for beginners.
Coding skills are in high demand. But, daunted by what can seem like a complex and difficult subject, many of us feel left behind by the coding revolution. By using a visual method to break code into small chunks, this book brings essential skills within reach.
The introduction explains terms like algorithm, variable, string, and loop. It also looks at the many coding languages that are out there, outlining the main applications of each language from the simplest to the most complex, so you can choose the right language for you.
Individual chapters then explore the different languages. Each chapter is divided into a series of practical programming projects that include all the most popular applications, such as building websites, creating games, designing mobile apps, and coding for the Raspberry Pi. You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking down a problem into parts before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete program. There are also challenges for you to tackle on your own so that you can build confidence before moving on.
Written by a team of expert coders and coding teachers, the Beginner's Step-by-Step Programming Course is the ideal way to start writing your own computer code.