DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 1st Edition
- Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
- ISBN-10: 1598633856 | ISBN-13: 9781598633856
- 432 Pages
- © 2008 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50
Looking for an inexpensive way to learn the fundamentals of game programming? Look no further! DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will provide you with a fun, gentle learning curve for learning DarkBASIC-- no prior programming experience required! DarkBASIC is an inexpensive programming language that supports the development of desktop applications, but is especially useful for game creation. DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will touch on all aspects of DarkBASIC's capabilities, but emphasis is placed on using it in game development. A different programming concept is taught in every chapter walking you through the creation of a simple game to illustrate the concept. This "learn by doing" approach not only provides a sense of accomplishment, but it's also a fun way to learn. By the end of the book, you'll have a fundamental understanding of programming in DarkBASIC and an excellent foundation of knowledge for future forays into the exciting worlds of game development and computer programming.
PART I INTRODUCING DARKBASIC PROFESSIONAL
Chapter 1 Introducing DarkBASIC Professional
Chapter 2 Getting Comfortable with the DarkBASIC Professional Integrated Development Environment
PART II LEARNING HOW TO WRITE DARKBASIC APPLICATIONS
Chapter 3 Working with Data Types, Variables and Arrays
Chapter 4 Implementing Conditional Logic
Chapter 5 Repeating Statement Execution Using Loops
Chapter 6 Organizing Code Logic Using Functions
PART III ADVANCED TOPICS
Chapter 7 Working with Graphics and Sound
Chapter 8 Generating Animation Using Sprites
Chapter 9 Working with Input Devices
Chapter 10 Finding and Fixing Application Errors
PART IV APPENDICES
Appendix A What''s on the Companion Web Site?
Appendix B What Next?