Programming: A Primer: Coding for Beginners by Tom Bell

Programming: A Primer: Coding for Beginners

byTom Bell

Kobo ebook | July 3, 2015

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to program but never found quite the right book to get you started? Programming: A Primer gets you going straight away with the fundamentals of what programming is, basic programming with Python and the fundamental aspects of practical web development. In this book, you'll learn about:

  • What programming is and how it can benefit you.
  • Variables and operations as the building blocks of a program.
  • If statements, For loops and Methods in Python.
  • Classes, Objects and Inheritance in Python.
  • Web development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL.
  • A basic introduction to some of the most important algorithms in programming.
  • The programming languages and frameworks that are available to developers.
  • The future of technology and opportunities for developers and entrepreneurs.
  • Where you can take programming further to learn and create more amazing applications.

Programming: A Primer offers an easy way into coding for anyone with an interest in using technology to solve problems, whether a school or new undergraduate computer science student or a working professional. It gives everyone, regardless of background, the ideal foundations and motivation needed to get to grips with programming.

A companion website can be found here:


  • Starting Point:

    • Introduction
  • Building Blocks:

    • Variables and Basic Operations
    • Decisions and Loops
    • Functions
  • Taking It Further:

    • Classes and Objects
    • The Graphical User Interface
  • Web Development:

    • Sockets, Networks and the World Wide Web
    • HTML, CSS and JavaScript
    • PHP and SQL
  • What's Out There?:

    • Amazing Algorithms
    • Programming languages, Libraries and Frameworks
    • Big Ideas
    • Where to Go from Here

Readership: Any readers who are interested in programming and looking for an introduction to the topic.
Key Features:

  • Short and welcoming to non-technical readers
  • Covers a broad range of topics giving readers a holistic understanding of programming
  • Practical and informal, encouraging continuous reading, re-reading and sharing
Title:Programming: A Primer: Coding for BeginnersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 3, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1783267097

ISBN - 13:9781783267095

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