Learning to Program: the book
Posted 2014-03-06 09:28 PM GMT
I am writing a book. After years of kicking the idea around, months of working and re-working an outline, and a few more months putting together a proposal to send to publishers, I am actually writing a book. The book will be title "Learning to Program: Absolute Beginner's Guide", and it will be published by Pearson. I am writing the book I wish I had when I was learning to program.
What will be covered?
The book will teach the skills you need to learn how to program in any programming language. You will learn about:
- how software works
- the tools you need to write, debug, and test software
- how to write good code
- how to find answers when you get stuck
Thrroughout the book you will build a Chrome Extension to make your Facebook feed a bit more fun. As you learn new concepts in the book, you will apply those concepts to the Chrome Extension. By the end of the book you will have a real working program that you can share with your friends.
What programming language will be used and why?
Will you be a pro when you are done reading?
Learning to program takes a lot of practice, and you shouldn't expect to be a pro after reading one book, even this book. This book is about building the foundation that you need to become a great programmer. You will not be a pro yet, but you will be headed in the right direction.
If you have questions about my book, send them my way.
- learning to program