Programming Like a Pro for Teens, 1st Edition

  • Charles R. Hardnett
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  • ISBN-10: 1305490444
  • ISBN-13: 9781305490444
  • DDC: 005.13
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Are you ready to learn how to program a computer? You'll do just that in this book. PROGRAMMING LIKE A PRO FOR TEENS is written in a friendly, unassuming voice that makes it possible for you to master the ideas and concepts that professionals use for programming every day. You learn algorithmic thinking and problem-solving in addition to the C++ language. This book takes a different approach than others that teach programming. It focuses on problem-solving techniques and thought processes and introduces features at your level of complexity. Introductory problem-solving techniques pave the way toward increasingly more advanced techniques. This approach allows you to engage in meaningful programming experiences early in the book, which motivates you to continue. Solutions to end-of-chapter exercises, source code, and other learning materials are included on the companion website.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Getting Started.
2: The Nature of the Problems and Solutions.
3: Introduction to the Core C++ Language.
4: Numerical Problems.
5: Divide and Conquer.
6: Small-Scale Problems.
7: Top-Down Design.
8: Bottom-Up Design.
9: Medium-Scale Problems.
10: Introduction to Object-Oriented Design.
11: Object-Oriented Programming in C++: Part I.
12: Object-Oriented Programming in C++: Part II.
Installing Development Software.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles R. Hardnett

Charles R. Hardnett has developed professional and high-end research software in the areas of data communications, telecommunications, high-performance compilers for parallel computers, and compilers for embedded systems. He has taught computer science courses at Georgia Institute of Technology, Spelman College, and Gwinnett Technical College. Currently, he teaches at Gwinnett Technical College, developing mobile applications for iPhone and Android phones, and managing his own nonprofit organization called SMART Academy (