English | 2020 | ISBN-10 : 1775373762, ISBN-13 : 978-1775373766 | 151 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
Develop your skills with 35 online exercises in CodePen. Best of all, there's no setup required.
Develop your skills with 35 interactive exercises on CodePen. Best of all, there's no setup required (a web browser is all you need).
Who needs another book about coding for kids? These days, you can’t turn around twice without someone trying to teach you how to code. So why the heck did I write my own book?
When my daughters started learning to code, I discovered that most tutorials were as dry as dust. If you wanted something more fun, you could play a coding game and write commands to move a character around a maze (like a princess, a zombie, a turtle, whatever). But unlike real programming, there was no chance to be creative. There was no freedom. There was no invitation to build your own programs.
I wanted something different. Something…
This is the result of those experiments.
Can adults read this book? Sure, we don't discriminate!
Is this a coding game? This is not a code simulation, game, code-themed activity, or coder cosplay. You're going to write tiny amounts of Real Code™.
This is an important difference. Games can be fun, and they can teach people, too. But to start developing a programmer's mindset, you need to write real code in an unbounded environment. Good luck!