What made you learn to code?

Learn to program from head to toe

Your entry into programming with Python

Eric Freeman

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What do you learn in this book?
It's no secret that the world around you is becoming more and more computer-based, networked, configurable and programmable. You can participate passively - or you can learn to program. In this book, you'll learn how to write code that you can use to get your computer, mobile device, or anything that can be programmed to do things for you. With the Python programming language, you will work out the basic programming concepts step by step, as well as many fundamental topics in computer science such as storage, data structures, abstraction, recursion or modularity.

Why does this book look so different?
The latest findings in cognitive research and learning theory have flowed into this book to make learning as easy as possible for you. Instead of drowsy lead deserts, this book uses a variety of illustrations and text styles to keep your brain busy and deliver the knowledge straight into your brain - in a way that fits you.

cover Paperback
Page number 636
Publication date 30.07.2018
language German
ISBN 978-3-96009-076-2
line From head to toe
publishing company O'Reilly
Dimensions (L / W / H) 23.6 / 20.2 / 4 cm
Weight 1409 g
Edition 1st edition
translator Jørgen W. Lang
Sales rank 45269
Immediately available free shipping
Free shipping
cover Paperback
Page number 636
Publication date 30.07.2018
language German
ISBN 978-3-96009-076-2
line From head to toe
publishing company O'Reilly
Dimensions (L / W / H) 23.6 / 20.2 / 4 cm
Weight 1409 g
Edition 1st edition
translator Jørgen W. Lang
Sales rank 45269

description

What do you learn in this book?
It's no secret that the world around you is becoming more and more computer-based, networked, configurable and programmable. You can participate passively - or you can learn to program. In this book, you'll learn how to write code that lets your computer, mobile device, or anything programmed to do things for you. With the Python programming language, you will work out the basic programming concepts step by step, as well as many fundamental topics in computer science such as storage, data structures, abstraction, recursion or modularity.

Why does this book look so different?
The latest findings in cognitive research and learning theory have flowed into this book to make learning as easy as possible for you. Instead of drowsy lead deserts, this book uses a variety of illustrations and text styles to keep your brain busy and deliver knowledge straight into your brain - in a way that sits right there.


Great book even for absolute beginners
by a customer from Maria-Anzbach on May 16, 2020

As an absolute beginner in programming and a non-technician (I come from the humanities), it is very difficult to find a suitable entry point that does without a lot of math. Even children's programming books are often much more complicated. I've looked at a few books and even taken courses that ... As an absolute beginner in programming and a non-technician (I come from the humanities) it is very difficult to find a suitable entry point that does without a lot of math. Even children's programming books are often much more complicated. I looked at a few books and even took courses that were completely pointless for me, because it was assumed that the technical understanding was already there. This book was the only one that also explains what programming is and what you need it for. Since I am a teacher myself, the didactic structure is important to me because I know from experience that even complex things can be conveyed well if they are explained correctly. Unfortunately, technicians are often very difficult to explain! This is different with this book! With the many puzzles that can be solved without any programming knowledge, it is easy to find out whether this special way of thinking suits you and whether it is fun. The book is divided into 12 chapters, each with a major topic. It is particularly clear that each topic is explained using a concrete example. For example, Chapter 3 deals with Boolean values, decisions and loops. This is explained using the game "Scissors, Rock, Paper". So you can see straight away what you need these things for and it is also a great sense of achievement that you have a real self-programmed game in front of you! That motivates you to continue because you can see that programming is not rocket science either (as it appears in many courses and books). The layout is also a real eye-catcher. Finally a book that one would like to look into and that one would like to leaf through. This is achieved through different fonts, graphics and a clear layout that takes into account the latest findings from brain research. Perhaps it may seem playful at first glance, but that makes it much easier for the learner to deal with it longer without getting tired. The author's background makes it clear that the book is also technically sound. He received his PhD from Yale University and studied with IT expert David Gelernter. The only thing missing from the book is an exercise book. It is nice when you have understood the steps and can follow them, but without practice you forget them very quickly. So an exercise book in the same style and above all with exercises for the individual chapters would be great.

Programming from head to toe
by a customer from Filderstadt on October 31, 2019

Background My goal is to learn programming. My problem here: where do I start and how can I learn? I first started with an app that taught how programming works in Swift in the form of a game. After laying the foundations for myself here, the question was: what will happen next. ... Background My goal is to learn programming. My problem here: where do I start and how can I learn? I first started with an app that taught how programming works in Swift in the form of a game. After I had laid the foundations for myself here, the question was: what will happen next. I've looked at different books. These were mainly about VBA programming. The books were very tiring to work through and I didn't feel like I could make any significant progress. This was mainly due to the fact that I can only deal with programming in the evening, as I do this in addition to my normal work and the books were didactically not appealing to me. Nevertheless, I have not lost sight of my goal of learning to program and have continued to look for ways to get closer to my goal. “Programming from head to toe” I came across this book by chance. I found the item description to be very appealing, so refreshingly different from the VBA books I had dealt with so far. Without further ado I decided to buy the book. My expectations were not disappointed. The book is refreshing. The subject of the book is the introduction to programming, using the Python programming language. The basic programming concepts are presented very clearly and in detail. The theory is loosened up with exercises. These must be carried out in writing on the one hand and on the computer on the other. These tasks help me a lot to internalize the theory. In addition, the book dispenses with continuous text, instead making use of graphical representations that considerably simplify the flow of reading. I haven't quite worked through the book yet, but by and large manage to stay on the ball.


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