Head First Programming

A Learner's Guide to Programming Using the Python Language
Author: Paul Barry,David Griffiths
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596802374
Category: Computers
Page: 406
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Presents the concepts of writing computer programs, covering such topics as variables, loops, functions, data files and arrays, modular programming, widgets, exceptions, and objects.

Head First Programming

A learner's guide to programming using the Python language
Author: David Griffiths,Paul Barry
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449369812
Category: Computers
Page: 442
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Looking for a reliable way to learn how to program on your own, without being overwhelmed by confusing concepts? Head First Programming introduces the core concepts of writing computer programs -- variables, decisions, loops, functions, and objects -- which apply regardless of the programming language. This book offers concrete examples and exercises in the dynamic and versatile Python language to demonstrate and reinforce these concepts. Learn the basic tools to start writing the programs that interest you, and get a better understanding of what software can (and cannot) do. When you're finished, you'll have the necessary foundation to learn any programming language or tackle any software project you choose. With a focus on programming concepts, this book teaches you how to: Understand the core features of all programming languages, including: variables, statements, decisions, loops, expressions, and operators Reuse code with functions Use library code to save time and effort Select the best data structure to manage complex data Write programs that talk to the Web Share your data with other programs Write programs that test themselves and help you avoid embarrassing coding errors We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Programming uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

Head First Programming

A Learner's Guide to Programming Using the Python Language
Author: David Griffiths,Paul Barry
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449389139
Category: Computers
Page: 442
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Looking for a reliable way to learn how to program on your own, without being overwhelmed by confusing concepts? Head First Programming introduces the core concepts of writing computer programs -- variables, decisions, loops, functions, and objects -- which apply regardless of the programming language. This book offers concrete examples and exercises in the dynamic and versatile Python language to demonstrate and reinforce these concepts. Learn the basic tools to start writing the programs that interest you, and get a better understanding of what software can (and cannot) do. When you're finished, you'll have the necessary foundation to learn any programming language or tackle any software project you choose. With a focus on programming concepts, this book teaches you how to: Understand the core features of all programming languages, including: variables, statements, decisions, loops, expressions, and operators Reuse code with functions Use library code to save time and effort Select the best data structure to manage complex data Write programs that talk to the Web Share your data with other programs Write programs that test themselves and help you avoid embarrassing coding errors We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Programming uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

Head First Python

A Brain-Friendly Guide
Author: Paul Barry
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491919515
Category: Computers
Page: 624
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Ever wished you could learn Python from a book? Head First Python is a complete learning experience for Python that helps you learn the language through a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, helping you understand how to be a great Python programmer. You'll quickly learn the language's fundamentals, then move onto persistence, exception handling, web development, SQLite, data wrangling, and Google App Engine. You'll also learn how to write mobile apps for Android, all thanks to the power that Python gives you. We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new.

Head First Learn to Code

A Learner's Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking
Author: Eric Freeman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491958839
Category: Computers
Page: 640
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What will you learn from this book? It’s no secret the world around you is becoming more connected, more configurable, more programmable, more computational. You can remain a passive participant, or you can learn to code. With Head First Learn to Code you’ll learn how to think computationally and how to write code to make your computer, mobile device, or anything with a CPU do things for you. Using the Python programming language, you’ll learn step by step the core concepts of programming as well as many fundamental topics from computer science, such as data structures, storage, abstraction, recursion, and modularity. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Learn to Code uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

Learning Python

Powerful Object-Oriented Programming
Author: Mark Lutz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449355692
Category: Computers
Page: 1600
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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages. Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code. Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules Dive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Write large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development tools Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing

Head First C#


Author: Andrew Stellman,Jennifer Greene
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449380344
Category: Computers
Page: 797
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This book covers C♯ & .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, and teaches everything from inheritance to serialization.--[book cover].

Head First C


Author: David Griffiths,Dawn Griffiths
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449335659
Category: Computers
Page: 632
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Learn key topics such as language basics, pointers and pointer arithmetic, dynamic memory management, multithreading, and network programming. Learn how to use the compiler, the make tool, and the archiver.

Head First Java

A Brain-Friendly Guide
Author: Kathy Sierra,Bert Bates
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449331440
Category: Computers
Page: 720
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Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study. The fact is your brain craves novelty. It's constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that's the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won't interfere with your brain's real work--recording things that matter. How does your brain know what matters? It's like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you're out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? Neurons fire. Emotions crank up. Chemicals surge. That's how your brain knows. And that's how your brain will learn Java. Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It's fast, it's fun, and it's effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. You'll see why people say it's unlike any other Java book you've ever read. By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain--complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer. If you want to be bored, buy some other book. But if you want to understand Java, this book's for you.

Head First JavaScript Programming

A Brain-Friendly Guide
Author: Eric T. Freeman,Elisabeth Robson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449343988
Category: Computers
Page: 704
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What will you learn from this book? This brain-friendly guide teaches you everything from JavaScript language fundamentals to advanced topics, including objects, functions, and the browser’s document object model. You won’t just be reading—you’ll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries, and interacting with JavaScript in ways you never imagined. And you’ll write real code, lots of it, so you can start building your own web applications. Prepare to open your mind as you learn (and nail) key topics including: The inner details of JavaScript How JavaScript works with the browser The secrets of JavaScript types Using arrays The power of functions How to work with objects Making use of prototypes Understanding closures Writing and testing applications What’s so special about this book? We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First JavaScript Programming uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book replaces Head First JavaScript, which is now out of print.

Head First SQL

Your Brain on SQL -- A Learner's Guide
Author: Lynn Beighley
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596526849
Category: Computers
Page: 571
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Presents an instructional guide to SQL which uses humor and simple images to cover such topics as the structure of relational databases, simple and complex queries, creating multiple tables, and protecting important table data.

Python for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming
Author: Jason R. Briggs
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593274076
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 344
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Introduces the basics of the Python programming language, covering how to use data structures, organize and reuse code, draw shapes and patterns with turtle, and create games and animations with tkinter.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python

Best Practices for Development
Author: Kenneth Reitz,Tanya Schlusser
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491933224
Category: Computers
Page: 338
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity—and possibly dilution. This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, The Hitchhiker’s Guide is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.

Head First JavaScript


Author: Michael Morrison
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449368573
Category: Computers
Page: 652
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So you're ready to make the leap from writing HTML and CSS web pages to creating dynamic web applications. You want to take your web skills to the next level. And you're finally ready to add "programmer" to the resume. It sounds like you're ready to learn the Web's hottest programming language: JavaScript. Head First JavaScript is your ticket to going beyond copying and pasting the code from someone else's web site, and writing your own interactive web pages. With Head First JavaScript, you learn: The basics of programming, from variables to types to looping How the web browser runs your code, and how you can talk to the browser with your code Why you'll never have to worry about casting, overloading, or polymorphism when you're writing JavaScript code How to use the Document Object Model to change your web pages without making your users click buttons If you've ever read a Head First book, you know what to expect -- a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Head First JavaScript is no exception. It starts where HTML and CSS leave off, and takes you through your first program into more complex programming concepts -- like working directly with the web browser's object model and writing code that works on all modern browsers. Don't be intimidated if you've never written a line of code before! In typical Head First style, Head First JavaScript doesn't skip steps, and we're not interested in having you cut and paste code. You'll learn JavaScript, understand it, and have a blast along the way. So get ready... dynamic and exciting web pages are just pages away.

Head First HTML and CSS

A Learner's Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages
Author: Elisabeth Robson,Eric Freeman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449324495
Category: Computers
Page: 768
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Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS. Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet. With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks. So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code
Author: Zed A. Shaw
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134693906
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3

The Definitive Guide to Jython

Python for the Java Platform
Author: Josh Juneau,Jim Baker,Frank Wierzbicki,Leo Soto Muñoz,Victor Ng
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430225270
Category: Computers
Page: 544
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Jython is an open source implementation of the high-level, dynamic, object-oriented scripting language Python seamlessly integrated with the Java platform. The predecessor to Jython, JPython, is certified as 100% Pure Java. Jython is freely available for both commercial and noncommercial use and is distributed with source code. Jython is complementary to Java. The Definitive Guide to Jython, written by the official Jython team leads, covers Jython 2.5 (or 2.5.x)—from the basics to more advanced features. This book begins with a brief introduction to the language and then journeys through Jython’s different features and uses. The Definitive Guide to Jython is organized for beginners as well as advanced users of the language. The book provides a general overview of the Jython language itself, but it also includes intermediate and advanced topics regarding database, web, and graphical user interface (GUI) applications; Web services/SOA; and integration, concurrency, and parallelism, to name a few. What you’ll learn How to handle Jython basics like language syntax and concepts How to use the Jython scripting language for I/O, Java/Jython integration, and Jython in an IDE and databases How to integrate Jython with the Django web framework and even Spring How to develop web applications with Jython including web services/SOA, GUI considerations, and deployment targets How to conduct testing, continuous integration, concurrency, scaling, and more with Jython Who this book is for This book is for Java web developers looking to use a dynamic scripting language as an alternative to Groovy or JRuby. Other web developers who use Python and Django may also be interested in this book. Table of Contents Language and Syntax Data Types and Referencing Operators, Expressions, and Program Flow Defining Functions and Using Built-ins Input and Output Object-Oriented Jython Exception Handling and Debugging Modules and Packages for Code Reuse Scripting With Jython Jython and Java Integration Using Jython in an IDE Databases and Jython: Object Relational Mapping and Using JDBC Simple Web Applications Web Applications With Django Introduction to Pylons GUI Applications Deployment Targets Strategy and Technique Testing and Continuous Integration Concurrency Appendix A: Using Other Tools with Jython Appendix B: Jython Cookbook Appendix C: Built-in Functions

Programming in Scala


Author: Martin Odersky,Lex Spoon,Bill Venners
Publisher: Artima Inc
ISBN: 0981531601
Category: Computers
Page: 736
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Presents an introduction to the new programming language for the Java Platform.

Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Third Edition


Author: Michael Dawson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435456017
Category: Electronic books
Page: 479
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If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the "for the absolute beginner" series teach the principles of programming through simple gam

Make Your Own Python Text Adventure

A Guide to Learning Programming
Author: Phillip Johnson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484232313
Category: Computers
Page: 149
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Learn programming with Python by creating a text adventure. This book will teach you the fundamentals of programming, how to organize code, and some coding best practices. By the end of the book, you will have a working game that you can play or show off to friends. You will also be able to change the game and make it your own by writing a different story line, including new items, creating new characters, and more. Make your own Python Text Adventure offers a structured approach to learning Python that teaches the fundamentals of the language, while also guiding the development of the customizable game. The first half of the book introduces programming concepts and Python syntax by building the basic structure of the game. You'll also apply the new concepts in homework questions (with solutions if you get stuck!) that follow each chapter. The second half of the book will shift the focus to adding features to your game and making it more entertaining for the player. Python is often recommended as a first programming language for beginners, and for good reason. Whether you've just decided to learn programming or you've struggled before with vague tutorials, this book will help you get started. What You'll Learn Install Python and set up a workspace Master programming basics and best practices including functions, lists, loops and objects Create an interactive adventure game with a customizable world Who This Book Is For People who have never programmed before or for novice programmers starting out with Python.