What is included with this book?
If you want to learn computer programming but don’t know which language to start with, this is the book for you! In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, any beginner can get a solid introduction to the basics of computer programming and learn to write simple programs for any platform—Windows, Mac, and mobile.
Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this carefully crafted tutorial builds upon the previous one, allowing you to learn all the essentials of programming from the ground up.
Once you’ve mastered these fundamentals, the book introduces you to several of the most popular computer programming languages today and helps you decide which language to learn first.
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Dean Miller is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience in both the publishing and licensed consumer products businesses. Over the years, he has created or helped shape a number of bestselling books and series, including Sams Teach Yourself in 21 Days, Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, and the Unleashed series, all from Sams Publishing. He has written books on C programming and professional wrestling, and is still looking for a way to combine the two into one strange amalgam.
Part I. Start Programming Today
1. Hands-On Programming
2. Process and Techniques
3. Designing a Program
4. Getting Input and Displaying Output
5. Data Processing with Numbers and Words
6. Controlling Your Program
7. Debugging Tools
Part II. Programming Fundamentals
8. Structured Techniques
9. Programming Algorithms
10. Having Fun
11. Advanced Programming
Part III. Object-Oriented Programming
12. What is an Object?
13. Anatomy of a Class
14. Methods and More
Part IV. Other Programming Languages
16. HTML5 and CSS3
17. Scripting with PHP
18. Programming with C and C++
19. Java Everywhere
20. Programming with Visual Basic
Part V. The Business of Programming
22. How Companies Program
23. Distributing Applications
24. The Future of Programming
B. Quiz Answers
C. ASCII Table