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Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners

By : Joakim Wassberg
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Book Image

Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners

4 (1)
By: Joakim Wassberg

Overview of this book

Learning how to code has many advantages, and gaining the right programming skills can have a massive impact on what you can do with your current skill set and the way you advance in your career. This book will be your guide to learning computer programming easily, helping you overcome the difficulties in understanding the major constructs in any mainstream programming language. Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners starts by taking you through the building blocks of any programming language with thorough explanations and relevant examples in pseudocode. You'll understand the relationship between computer programs and programming languages and how code is executed on the computer. The book then focuses on the different types of applications that you can create with your programming knowledge. You'll delve into programming constructs, learning all about statements, operators, variables, and data types. As you advance, you'll see how to control the flow of your programs using control structures and reuse your code using functions. Finally, you'll explore best practices that will help you write code like a pro. By the end of this book, you'll be prepared to learn any programming language and take control of your career by adding coding to your skill set.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Computer Programs and Computer Programming
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Section 2: Constructs of a Programming Language
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Chapter 5: Sequence – The Basic Building Block of a Computer Program
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Section 3: Best Practices for Writing High-Quality Code
Appendix B: Dictionary
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P2P – See Peer-to-peer.

PaaSPlatform as a service is a type of cloud service that provides a platform where customers can develop, run, and manage applications.

Package manager – An application, or collection of applications, that automates the process of downloading, installing, configuring, and removing software.

Peer-to-peer – A distributed network application where the nodes in the network communicate directly with each other.

Perl – A programming language developed by Larry Wall. It was first released in 1987.

PHP – A programming language developed by Rasmus Lerdorf. It was first released in 1995.

Pixel – A physical point in a raster image or the smallest element of a computer screen (or other types of display devices).

Plankalkül – One of the first programming languages, designed by Konrad Zuse. It was first released in 1948.

Processor – See Central processing unit.

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