- Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners
Learn essential computer science concepts and coding techniques to kick-start your programming career.
Get to grips with the building blocks of programming languages and get started on your programming journey without a computer science degree
Understand the fundamentals of a computer program and apply the concepts you learn to different programming languages
Gain the confidence to write your first computer program
Explore tips, techniques, and best practices to start coding like a professional programmer
Learning how to code has many advantages, and gaining the right programming skills can have a massive impact on what you can do with your current skill set and the way you advance in your career. This book will be your guide to learning computer programming easily, helping you overcome the difficulties in understanding the major constructs in any mainstream programming language.
Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners starts by taking you through the building blocks of any programming language with thorough explanations and relevant examples in pseudocode. You’ll understand the relationship between computer programs and programming languages and how code is executed on the computer. The book then focuses on the different types of applications that you can create with your programming knowledge. You’ll delve into programming constructs, learning all about statements, operators, variables, and data types. As you advance, you’ll see how to control the flow of your programs using control structures and reuse your code using functions. Finally, you’ll explore best practices that will help you write code like a pro.
By the end of this book, you’ll be prepared to learn any programming language and take control of your career by adding coding to your skill set.
What you will learn
Get to grips with basic programming language concepts such as variables, loops, selection and functions
Understand what a program is and how the computer executes it
Explore different programming languages and learn about the relationship between source code and executable code
Solve problems using various paradigms such as procedural programming, object oriented programming, and functional programming
Write high-quality code using several coding conventions and best practices
Become well-versed with how to track and fix bugs in your programs
Who this book is for
This book is for beginners who have never programmed before and are looking to enter the world of programming. This includes anyone who is about to start studying programming and wants a head start, or simply wants to learn how to program on their own.
- The Self-Taught Programmer: The Definitive Guide to Programming Professionally
I am a self-taught programmer. After a year of self-study, I learned to program well enough to land a job as a software engineer II at eBay. Once I got there, I realized I was severely under-prepared. I was overwhelmed by the amount of things I needed to know but hadn’t learned yet. My journey learning to program, and my experience at my first job as a software engineer were the inspiration for this book.This book is not just about learning to program; although you will learn to code. If you want to program professionally, it is not enough to learn to code; that is why, in addition to helping you learn to program, I also cover the rest of the things you need to know to program professionally that classes and books don’t teach you. “The Self-taught Programmer” is a roadmap, a guide to take you from writing your first Python program, to passing your first technical interview. I divided the book into five sections:
1. Learn to program in Python 3 and build your first program.
2. Learn Object-oriented programming and create a powerful Python program to get you hooked.
3. Learn to use tools like Git, Bash, and regular expressions. Then use your new coding skills to build a web scraper.
4. Study Computer Science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms.
5. Finish with best coding practices, tips for working with a team, and advice on landing a programming job.
- The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey To Mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
“One of the most significant books in my life.” —Obie Fernandez, Author, The Rails Way
“Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours.” —Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied
“. . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come.” —Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks
“. . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof.” —VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks
The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.
Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to:
Fight software rot
Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge
Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code
Harness the power of basic tools
Avoid programming by coincidence
Learn real requirements
Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code
Guard against security vulnerabilities
Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers
Take responsibility for your work and career
Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing
Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit
Delight your users
Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.
You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.
- Learn Visual Basic 2019 Edition: A Step-By-Step Programming Tutorial
LEARN VISUAL BASIC is a comprehensive step-by-step programming tutorial covering object-oriented programming, the Visual Basic integrated development environment, building and distributing Windows applications using the Windows Installer, exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as web access, printing, and HTML help system authoring. The tutorial also introduces database applications (using ADO .NET) and web applications (using ASP.NET). This curriculum has been used in college and universities for over two decades. It is also used as a college prep advanced placement course for high school students.The focus of LEARN VISUAL BASIC is to use the objects and capabilities of Visual Basic to build a wide variety of useful desktop applications. Students will also develop their own objects. Some of the applications built include: Stopwatch, Calendar Display, Loan Repayment Calculator, Flash Card Math Game, Database Input Screen, Statistics Calculator, Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Capital City Quiz, Information Tracker (with plotting), Blackjack, Line, Bar and Pie charts, a version of the first video game ever – Pong, and a Telephone Directory.
LEARN VISUAL BASIC is presented using a combination of over 900 pages of self-study notes and over 100 Visual Basic practical examples and applications. To grasp the concepts presented in LEARN VISUAL BASIC, you should possess a working knowledge of Windows and have had some exposure to programming concepts. Our Beginning Visual Basic course would provide you with this exposure.
LEARN VISUAL BASIC requires a Microsoft Windows operating system. This tutorial also requires the free Community Edition or Professional Edition of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019. The Visual Basic source code solutions and all needed multimedia files are included in the compressed download file available from the Publisher’s website (KidwareSoftware.com) after book registration.
- C++ Crash Course: A Fast-Paced Introduction
A fast-paced, thorough introduction to modern C++ written for experienced programmers. After reading C++ Crash Course, you’ll be proficient in the core language concepts, the C++ Standard Library, and the Boost Libraries.
C++ is one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. In the hands of a knowledgeable programmer, C++ can produce small, efficient, and readable code that any programmer would be proud of.
Designed for intermediate to advanced programmers, C++ Crash Course cuts through the weeds to get you straight to the core of C++17, the most modern revision of the ISO standard. Part 1 covers the core of the C++ language, where you’ll learn about everything from types and functions, to the object life cycle and expressions. Part 2 introduces you to the C++ Standard Library and Boost Libraries, where you’ll learn about all of the high-quality, fully-featured facilities available to you. You’ll cover special utility classes, data structures, and algorithms, and learn how to manipulate file systems and build high-performance programs that communicate over networks.
You’ll learn all the major features of modern C++, including:
• Fundamental types, reference types, and user-defined types
• The object lifecycle including storage duration, memory management, exceptions, call stacks, and the RAII paradigm
• Compile-time polymorphism with templates and run-time polymorphism with virtual classes
• Advanced expressions, statements, and functions
• Smart pointers, data structures, dates and times, numerics, and probability/statistics facilities
• Containers, iterators, strings, and algorithms
• Streams and files, concurrency, networking, and application development
With well over 500 code samples and nearly 100 exercises, C++ Crash Course is sure to help you build a strong C++ foundation.
- C++ Primer (5th Edition)
Bestselling Programming Tutorial and Reference Completely Rewritten for the New C++11 Standard
Fully updated and recast for the newly released C++11 standard, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to C++ will help you to learn the language fast, and to use it in modern, highly effective ways. Highlighting today’s best practices, the authors show how to use both the core language and its standard library to write efficient, readable, and powerful code.
C++ Primer, Fifth Edition, introduces the C++ standard library from the outset, drawing on its common functions and facilities to help you write useful programs without first having to master every language detail. The book’s many examples have been revised to use the new language features and demonstrate how to make the best use of them. This book is a proven tutorial for those new to C++, an authoritative discussion of core C++ concepts and techniques, and a valuable resource for experienced programmers, especially those eager to see C++11 enhancements illuminated.
Start Fast and Achieve More
Learn how to use the new C++11 language features and the standard library to build robust programs quickly, and get comfortable with high-level programming
Learn through examples that illuminate today’s best coding styles and program design techniques
Understand the “rationale behind the rules”: why C++11 works as it does
Use the extensive crossreferences to help you connect related concepts and insights
Benefit from up-to-date learning aids and exercises that emphasize key points, help you to avoid pitfalls, promote good practices, and reinforce what you’ve learned
Access the source code for the extended examples from informit.com/title/0321714113
C++ Primer, Fifth Edition, features an enhanced, layflat binding, which allows the book to stay open more easily when placed on a flat surface. This special binding method—notable by a small space inside the spine—also increases durability.
- C++ in One Hour a Day, Sams Teach Yourself
In just one hour a day, you’ll have all the skills you need to begin programming in C++. With this complete tutorial, you’ll quickly master the basics, and then move on to more advanced features and concepts. Completely updated for the C++14 standard, with a preview of C++17, this book presents the language from a practical point of view, helping you learn how to use C++ to create faster, simpler, and more efficient C++ applications.
Master the fundamentals of C++ and object-oriented programming
Understand how C++ features help you write compact and efficient code using concepts such as lambda expressions, move constructors, and assignment operators
Learn best practices and avoid pitfalls via useful Do’s and Don’ts
Learn the Standard Template Library, including containers and algorithms used in most real-world C++ applications
Test your knowledge and expertise with exercises at the end of every lesson
Learn on your own time, at your own pace:
No previous programming experience required
Write fast and powerful C++ programs, compile the source code, and create executable files
Learn object-oriented programming concepts such as encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, and polymorphism
Use the Standard Template Library’s algorithms and containers to write feature-rich yet stable C++ applications
Learn how automatic type deduction helps simplify C++ code
Develop sophisticated programming techniques using lambda expressions, smart pointers, and move constructors
Master the features of C++ by learning from programming experts
Learn C++ features that allow you to program compact and high-performance C++ applications
Preview what’s new in C++17