Are you interested in learning to program computers? PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, SECOND EDITION is a friendly guide that will teach you the fundamentals of computer programming through the hands-on (and fun!) development of computer games. This book teaches programming using Just BASIC, a free, easy-to-learn software that lets you create programs for computers running Windows. Popular author and educator Jerry Ford, Jr., teaches you fundamental programming principles and gives you a broad view of computer programming and its many possibilities. As you work through this book, you will not only learn the basics of programming, but you'll also build a foundation from which you can advance into other programming languages with confidence. Get started programming today with PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, SECOND EDITION.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
Chapter 1 Introduction To Programming
Chapter 2 Creating Programs With Just Basic
Chapter 3 Creating Graphical User Interfaces
PART II: LEARNING HOW TO WRITE BASIC PROGRAMS
Chapter 4 Working With Variables And Arrays
Chapter 5 Making Decisions With Conditional Logic
Chapter 6 Using Loops To Process Data
Chapter 7 Improving Program Organization With Functions And Subroutines
PART III: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING TOPICS
Chapter 8 Working With Text Files
Chapter 9 Working With Sound And Graphics
Chapter 10 Arcade-Style Computer Game Development
Chapter 11 Debugging Your Applications
PART IV: APPENDIXES
Appendix A: What’S On The Companion Website?
Appendix B: What’S Next?