SUMMARYA gentle but thorough introduction to the world of computer programming, it is written in language ayear old can follow, but anyone who wants to learn how to program a computer can use it Even adults Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, and reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid tested and parent approvedABOUT THIS BOOKLearn to talk to your computer in its own language Whether you want to create a game, start a business, or solve an important problem, the first step is learning to write your own programs Programming is a fun challenge, and it s easy to get started This updated and revised edition of Hello Worldintroduces the world of computer programming in a clear and engaging style Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, it is full of examples that will get you thinking and learning Reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid tested and parent approved You don t need to know anything about programming to use the book, just the basics of using a computer If you can start a program and save a file, you ll be off and running Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning PublicationsWHAT S INSIDEExplains concepts in clear languageLots of pictures, cartoons, and fun examplesComplete set of practice questions and exercisesIllustrated in full color Hello Worlduses Python, a programming language designed to be easy to learn Using fun examples, it brings to life concepts of computing looping, decisions, input and output, data structures, graphicsand manyABOUT THE AUTHORSWarren Sande is an electronic systems engineer who uses Python both as a do anything scripting language and as a way to teach computers and programming Carter Sande is a high school student who is passionate about technology When he s not fixing his school s network and helping his classmates recover lost homework, he likes to ride his bike and write retro video gamesTABLE OF CONTENTSGetting StartedRemember This Memory and VariablesBasic MathTypes of DataInputGUIsGraphical User InterfacesDecisions, DecisionsLoop the LoopJust for YouCommentsGame TimeNested and Variable LoopsCollecting Things TogetherLists and DictionariesFunctionsObjectsModulesGraphicsSprites and Collision DetectionA New Kind of InputEventsSoundMore GUIsPrint Formatting and StringsFile Input and OutputTake a ChanceRandomnessComputer SimulationsSkier ExplainedPython BattleWhat s Next

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