eBook Idiot's Guides: Beginning Programming, 1st Edition

  • Matt Telles
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645489
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645480
  • DDC: 005.1
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Programming Basics is ideal for the computer user who has heard techy friends talk about loops and arrays or read bits and pieces about programming in glossy computer magazines but really wouldn't know how to start making a program if he or she had to. This books chapters present content in a gradual yet entertaining way on how basic programming concepts are put together to build simple but albeit fundamental programming results.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background on Computers and Terminology.
2: So You Want to Program Computers.
3: Programming with Python.
4: Your First Python Program.
5: Learning Python.
6: Variables.
7: Conditional Programming.
8: Loops.
9: Arrays.
10: String Basics.
11: The New Way of Strings.
12: Basic Programming Concepts.
13: Functions.
14: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?.
15: Error Handling, or when Things Go Terribly Wrong.
16: Files, Directories, and Other Things that Persist.
17: Programming with Class(es).
18: Working with the Python Environment.
19: Graphics and Python.
20: Packages and Modules.
21: Designing Programs.
22: Testing.
23: The Python Debugger and Debugging.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Matt Telles

Matt Telles is a senior consultant working in the software development world. His experience includes both desktop and web development using a variety of languages and platforms. He is the author of seven other books ranging from C++ to Python.