The Complete Coding Manual

The Complete Coding Manual

Code is everywhere. Turn on your TV, start your car, power up the washing machine, whatever process enables you to interact with a device or object contains some form of code. From simply displaying an icon on your iPad, through to the latest graphically immersive game, there are layers of code that define everything that happens. And you can learn how it all works. This manual is your guide to discovering the boundless world of code and programming. So let’s get started and learn how to code.

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the complete coding manual

Engineer your future; learn to code! Code is everywhere. Turn on your TV, start your car, power up the washing machine, whatever process enables you to interact with a device or object contains some form of code. From simply displaying an icon on your iPad, through to the latest graphically immersive game, there are layers of code that define everything that happens. And you can learn how it all works. Coding requires patience, imagination and great tutorials to help you understand what to enter, and what exactly is happening when you enter the code. The Complete Coding Manual provides you with a solid foundation, on which to begin learning how to code, before moving on to introduce more complex techniques and advanced concepts that enable you to create your own unique code.…

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coding foundations

Where to start learning how to code? Remarkably, this is the most difficult step. There are plenty of programming languages out there, and a seemingly unlimited number of tools to help you achieve what you want; but where do you begin? In this section, we look at what you will need to take those first tentative steps into the world of coding. You won’t become a programmer in twenty-four hours, learning how to code correctly takes time and patience, but with a little help, you can master the basics and start your coding journey.…

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a brief history of coding

01000011 01101111 01100100 01100101 Essentially all forms of coding are made up of ones and zeros, on or off states. This works for a modern computer and even the oldest known computational device. ~87 BC It’s difficult to pinpoint an exact start of when humans began to ‘program’ a device. However, it’s widely accepted that the Antikythera Mechanism is possibly the first ‘coded’ artefact. It’s dated to about 87 BC and is an ancient Greek analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions. ~850 AD The Banū Mūsā brothers, three Persian scholars who worked in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, published the Book of Ingenious Devices in around 850 AD. Among the inventions listed was a mechanical musical instrument, a hydro-powered organ that played interchangeable cylinders automatically. 1800 Joseph Marie Jacquard invents a programmable loom,…

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being a programmer

“It’s up to you how far to take your coding adventure!” MORE THAN CODE For those of you old enough to remember the ‘80s, the golden era of home computing, the world of computing was a very different scene to how it is today. 8-bit computers that you could purchase as a whole, as opposed to being in kit form and you having to solder the parts together, were the stuff of dreams; and getting your hands on one was sheer bliss contained within a large plastic box. However, it wasn’t so much the new technology that computers then offered, moreover it was the fact that for the first time ever, you could control what was being viewed on the ‘television’. Instead of simply playing one of the thousands of games available at…

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choosing a programming language

SQL SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is a standard language for accessing and manipulating databases. Although SQL is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard, there are different versions of the SQL language. However, to be compliant, they all support at least the major commands such as Select, Update and Delete in a similar manner. JAVASCRIPT JavaScript (often shortened to JS) is a lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first class functions. JavaScript runs on the client side of the web, that can be used to design or program how the web pages behave on the occurrence of an event. JavaScript is an easy to learn and also powerful scripting language, widely used for controlling web page behaviour. JAVA Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global…

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creating a coding platform

Coding can be one of those experiences that sounds fantastic, but to get going with it, is often confusing. After all, there’s a plethora of languages to choose from, numerous apps that will enable you to code in a specific, or range, of languages and an equally huge amount of third-party software to consider. Then you access the Internet and discover that there are countless coding tutorials available, for the language in which you’ve decided you want to program, alongside even more examples of code. It’s all a little too much at times. The trick is to slow down and, to begin with, not look too deeply into coding. Like all good projects, you need a solid foundation on which to build your skill and to have all the necessary tools…

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