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Beginning Programming for Dummies [With CDROM]

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Do you think the programmers who work at your office are magical wizards who hold special powers that manipulate your computer? Believe it or not, anyone can learn how to write programs, and it doesn't take a higher math and science education to start."Beginning Programming for Dummies" shows you how computer programming works without all the technical details or hard prog ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by For Dummies (first published August 30th 1999)
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Jan 04, 2010 Damon rated it liked it
I read this book to help form a base level of knowledge for some of the work I'm doing on an IT program. It was useful in introducing programming in several different languages and the commonalities between. Particularly good to have a very introductory view of C++ with BASIC equivalent alongside. But the final couple of chapters were clearly bolted on - the sections on HTML, Javascript, Java etc were rubbish, and clearly written as an update to the older 2001 edition. How can you write about HT ...more
Jul 18, 2012 Ali rated it really liked it
A very interesting guide to a topic many can see as boring. This book is not only full of information and tools but is also entertaining and funny! Also at the end of the day you can use this book as a context guide to different sections within basic programming. I recommend it a lot.
Matt Briggs
May 25, 2009 Matt Briggs rated it liked it
I don't now how many times I've tried to learn the basic concepts of computer programming. This book did the trick.
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Jun 01, 2015 William Mckinney rated it liked it
The writing in this book is effective because of the author's incorporation of sense of audience. This book can teach pretty much anyone how to code. The book's sense of audience is it's greatest strength, but the book lacks substance, and is basically a how-to. I would recommend this book to classmates willing to go through the process of learning programming skills. Now that I have read this book, I feel I can move on and learn coding online instead of reading more "Dummy" books.
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Jun 24, 2014 Eryc Tri Juni S rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun-science
Code is fun especially when your teacher is crazier than usual. Learn code gonna show us how to think and finally gonna lead us how to make a decision. But don't turn your life into code. That's all.
Aug 12, 2010 Brian rated it liked it
Pretty basic stuff. Serves as a good intro, giving the flavor of a few languages, but is short on practical applications.
It's perfect for the first contact with machine. Just a quick read, don't spent a lot of time with this.
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