Download e-book for iPad: Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other by Warren Sande, Carter Sande

By Warren Sande, Carter Sande


A light yet thorough advent to the area of machine programming, it's written in language a 12-year-old can keep on with, yet someone who desires to easy methods to software a working laptop or computer can use it. Even adults. Written through Warren Sande and his son, Carter, and reviewed through specialist educators, this publication is kid-tested and parent-approved.

About This Book

Learn to speak in your machine in its personal language! even if you need to create a video game, begin a enterprise, or clear up an enormous challenge, step one is studying to put in writing your individual courses. Programming is a enjoyable problem, and it's effortless to get started!

This up to date and revised version of hi global! introduces the realm of machine programming in a transparent and interesting kind. Written by means of Warren Sande and his son, Carter, it really is filled with examples that might get you pondering and studying. Reviewed via specialist educators, this booklet is kid-tested and parent-approved. You don't want to know whatever approximately programming to take advantage of the publication, simply the fundamentals of utilizing a working laptop or computer. in case you can begin a software and store a dossier, you'll be off and running!

Purchase of the print booklet contains a unfastened booklet in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

What'S Inside

• Explains thoughts in transparent language
• plenty of photos, cartoons, and enjoyable examples
• entire set of perform questions and exercises
• Illustrated in complete color
Hello World! makes use of Python, a programming language designed to be effortless to profit. utilizing enjoyable examples, it brings to existence suggestions of computing— looping, judgements, enter and output, info buildings, graphics—and many more.

About the Authors

Warren Sande is an digital platforms engineer who makes use of Python either as a "do anything" scripting language and so as to educate desktops and programming. Carter Sande is a highschool scholar who's enthusiastic about expertise. whilst he's no longer solving his school's community and supporting his classmates get well misplaced homework, he loves to journey his motorbike and write unfashionable video games.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
2. have in mind This: reminiscence and Variables
3. uncomplicated Math
4. forms of Data
5. Input
6. GUIs—Graphical person Interfaces
7. judgements, Decisions
8. Loop the Loop
9. only for You—Comments
10. online game Time
11. Nested and Variable Loops
12. gathering issues Together—Lists and Dictionaries
13. Functions
14. Objects
15. Modules
16. Graphics
17. Sprites and Collision Detection
18. a brand new type of Input—Events
19. Sound
20. extra GUIs
21. Print Formatting and Strings
22. dossier enter and Output
23. Take a Chance—Randomness
24. machine Simulations
25. Skier Explained
26. Python Battle
27. What's subsequent?

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The following examples illustrate some of the most common uses of the platform module. uname() function returns a tuple in the form of (system, node, release, version, machine, processor). System refers to which OS is currently running, node refers to the host name of the machine, release refers to the major release of the OS, version refers to a string representing OS release information, and machine and processor refer to the hardware platform information. The following examples illustrate some of the most common uses of the time module.

There is also a swapcase() that will return a new string with exactly the opposite casing for each character. join(wordList) Strings can be joined together using a simple add operation, formatting the strings together, or using the join() method. Using either the + or += operation is the simplest method to implement and start off with. The two strings are simply appended to each other. This can be extremely useful, especially when the strings need to be joined in a complex format. The fastest way to join a list of strings is to use the join(wordList) method to join all the strings in a list.

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