Beginning Programming – So you want to be a programmer? Or maybe you just want to be able to make your computer do what YOU want for a change? Maybe you enjoy the challenge of identifying a problem and solving it. If programming intrigues you for whatever reason, Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is like having a starter programming library all in one handy, if beefy, book.
In this practical guide, you’ll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and much more. The concepts are illustrated in several different programming languages, so you’ll get a feel for the variety of languages and the needs they fill. Seven minibooks cover:
- Getting started
- Programming basics
- Data structures
- Web programming
- Programming language syntax
Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to decide what you want your program to do, turn your instructions into “machine language” that the computer understands, use programming best practices, explore the “how” and “why” of data structuring, and more. You’ll even get a look into various applications like database management, bioinformatics, computer security, and artificial intelligence. Soon you’ll realize that — wow! You’re a programmer!
From the Back Cover
7 books in 1 — your key to programming success!
Your one-stop guide to programming concepts in a variety of languages
If you’ve been curious about what it takes to program a computer and make it do your bidding, here’s the place to start! Each of these handy minibooks covers an important element of programming. You’ll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and more, illustrated in several programming languages.
Discover how to:
- Decide what you want your program to do
- Program in different languages
- Turn your instructions into machine language
- Use programming best practices
- Understand data structures, algorithms, and syntax
About the Author
Wallace Wang is a bestselling author with more than 2.3 million For Dummies books in print. He wrote Beginning Programming For Dummies and moonlights as a stand-up comic.