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Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies

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So you want to be a programmer? Or maybe you just want to be able to make your computer do what YOU want for a change? Maybe you enjoy the challenge of identifying a problem and solving it. If programming intrigues you for whatever reason, Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is like having a starter programming library all in one handy, if beefy, bo ...more
ebook, 720 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by For Dummies (first published June 3rd 2007)
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Ahmed Hatem
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: software
A great book for the following:
- beginners
- people who want a summarizing overview on programming and related fields
- People such as myself, confused and badly educated in programming and in need of a start over with simple words and answering the 5-whys questions.

However, near the end of the book, it feels that the writer started to rap up. In Book VI: Programming Syntax, it felt confusing as it felt many parts were in a copy/paste form. However this helped with memorizing but with some confusi
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Tihomir Saulic
Read this a while ago, but I still remember it was pretty good for a beginner. Although I was not exactly a complete newbie to programming, I still picked it up and decided to go through it to make sure I grasp all the basics.

It was a valuable experience and easy to go through, but at times I felt like it was just a bit too repetitive. Maybe that's not bad for everyone, but I was a little annoyed by it. Still, I would recommend it to anyone willing to learn how to program as one of their first b
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Susan
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computer-science
A nice review of data structures, search and sort.
Michael
A good overview, but for beginner beginners it's still a bit dense.
Ginny Pennekamp
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book for getting an overview of programming in theory, but only in theory, and only if you're coming at it with really no knowledge, which is pretty much me.
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