Programming for the Absolute Beginner

ISBN-10: 1598633740

ISBN-13: 9781598633740

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jerry Lee Ford Jr., Jerry Lee Ford

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Want to learn computer programming but arent sure where to start? Programming for the Absolute Beginner provides a gentle learning curve in programming for anyone who wants to develop fundamental programming skills and create computer programs. The primary focus is on teaching the reader how to program using a free implementation of BASIC called Just BASIC. As such, the book focuses on developing programs that run on Microsoft Windows, but also presents programming principles that apply to different environments, including other operating systems and the Internet. Additionally, the book provides a solid foundation for advancing to different programming languages as you gain confidence in your newly acquired programming abilities. As part of the for the absolute beginner series, Programming for the Absolute Beginner teaches all the concepts through the creation of simple computer games, making the learning process much more fun and enjoyable.
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 4/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with more than 18 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. Jerry has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of 22 other books and co-author of 2 additional books. His published works include AppleScript Studio Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Microsoft Windows Shell Scripting for the Absolute Beginner, Perl Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Beginning REALbasic, Microsoft Windows Shell Scripting and WSH Administrator's Guide, VBScript Professional Projects, and Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition Programming for the Absolute Beginner. He has more than five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology. Jerry lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Mary, and their children, William, Alexander,and Molly.

Introduction to Programming
Creating Programs with Just BASIC
Creating Graphical User Interfaces
Working with Variables and Arrays
Making Decisions with Conditional Logic
Using Loops to Process Data
Improving Program Organization with Functions and Subroutines
Working with Text Files
Working with Sound and Graphics
Debugging your Applications
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