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Coding for Beginners

Coding for Beginners

Coding for Beginners - 2021 edition - Discover how to turn your ideas into code! Starting to learn to code isn’t easy but we’re here to help you get going. In the pages of this book you can learn how to start coding using Python, C++, Linux scripting and Windows batch files. We also cover the common pitfalls and mistakes every coder falls into and ways to avoid them in the future; also where you can find help and how to experiment with your code. We’ve put together a great collection of tutorials and step-by-step guides to help you understand how to start coding and what you need to turn your ideas into ones and zeros that will help you become a better coder. Learning how to code is an on-going experience, where you learn something new every day and every time you run your code. Come with us and let’s start coding!

United Kingdom
Papercut Limited
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welcome, future coder

Everything you do online, every time you power on your smart TV, whenever you use your in-car GPS, use your phone, play a game on a tablet, console or PC, it’s all been coded by a group of people. All these ones and zeros are developed by those who have learned how to code, and with this book you too can learn how to get started on the road to becoming a programmer. We cover C++, Python, and Linux Scripting within these pages. There’s a huge section of project ideas, type-in listings, and in-depth looks at how code works. But first, let’s begin with a good foundation.…

3 min
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…

3 min
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,…

3 min
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…

5 min
creating a coding platform

Coding can be one of those experiences that sounds fantastic, but is often confusing to tackle. After all, there’s a plethora of languages to choose from, countless 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. In addition, by accessing the Internet, you will 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 first. 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 skillset and to have all the necessary tools available…