Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition
- By Greg Perry
- Published Nov 2, 2001 by Sams. Part of the Sams Teach Yourself series.
- Copyright 2002
- Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
- Pages: 479
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-672-32307-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32307-2
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-7686-5837-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-5837-8
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Product Author Bios
Greg Perry is a speaker and writer on both the programming and the application sides of computing. He is known for his skills at bringing advanced computer topics down to the novice's level. Perry has been a programmer and trainer since the early 1980s. He received his first degree in computer science and a master's degree in corporate finance. Perry's books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He has authored bestselling books that include Sams Teach Yourself Office XP in 24 Hours, Absolute Beginner's Guide to C, Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, and Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours. He has written about rental-property management and loves to travel. His favorite place to be when away from home is either at New York's Patsy's or in Italy because he wants to practice his fractured, broken Italian (if a foreign language were as easy as a computer language, he'd be fluent by now).
Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition explains the basics of programming in the successful 24-Hours format. The book begins with the absolute basics of programming: Why program? What tools to use? How does a program tell the computer what to do? It teaches readers how to program the computer and then moves on by exploring the some most popular programming languages in use. The author starts by introducing the reader to the Basic language and finishes with basic programming techniques for Java, C++, and others.
52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Words from a "wannabee programmer",
This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours (2nd Edition) (Paperback)As many other people in this world want to do, I want to program video games in the future. The only problem was that I had no idea how to start or where to turn to for advice. I had tried to learn over the summer of this year on how to create video games, but the books that I had borrowed from my local library said that I needed to have an understanding of C/C++. And when I borrowed a C/C++ book, I didn't really read it. So I decided to give programming up... for a while at least.
About a month ago, that itch to create video games came back to me when I was grounded. So I went back to my library and looked for a programming book that fit my needs. During my search, I stumbled upon "Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Porgramming in 24 Hours". And so I decided to read the introduction if I met the books requirements. When I learned that I did, I borrowed the book and began to read the book.
The book mainly covers a language called Liberty BASIC (which is probably is as... Read more
70 of 76 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours (Paperback)I decided that I wanted to program...and I wanted to program in C++ no less!I wanted a specific program designed and produced and was going to write it myself. Colleagues of mine had done the same using visual Basic, why not I?
My wife is an MCSE and a programmer in C++ among other languages.. She suggested this book after looking through it at a bookshop. She said that there was more to programming than just writing a program...it was necessary to understand certain basic concepts first..concepts like program design, coding, maintenance etc. I was enthused with all the Programming in " 24hrs, 21 days..etc" books that I had bought. They just jumped right in and I followed,did as I was told and there it was ...My first program in C++..it didn't do much but "Hello World" did look good on the Win 2000 screen. My wife smiled...do you understand what you did, how you got there she asked? Can you write a proper program?
[Proper? It works]I thought but I... Read more
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
This is a 5 star Introductory book,
This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours (Paperback)Do you want to know the basics of programming? Do you want to get a broad general overview of some of the languages available and how they work? To use this book you DO NOT need to have ANY prior programming knowledge at all. The editor QBasic is used for your working environment and can be found on your 95 or 98 CD in the folder called tools/oldmsdos - explained on pg.146
Perry does a great job of giving enough background information to explain why the programming languages look and act the way they do, and explains the concept of object-oriented programming well. He tells you how to program (a structured approach) as well as some of the fundamentals and differences of other programming languages such as: C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, RPG, FORTRAN and others not so popular today.
All the commands and concepts are followed by examples that you can type in your editor and run (and they do run). In comparison to the many errors found in so many of today's IT... Read more
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Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Q&A, and Workshop.)
I. START PROGRAMMING TODAY.
II. PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS.
III. STEPPING UP TO JAVA.
IV. OTHER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.
V. THE BUSINESS OF PROGRAMMING.
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