Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners

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  • Understand programming languages and how to translate source code into executable code
  • Explore general concepts of programming languages, such as variables, loops, selection and functions
  • Understand what a program is and how the computer executes it
  • Solve problems using various paradigms such as procedural programming, object-oriented programming, and functional programming
  • Write high-quality code using various coding conventions and best practices
  • Become well-versed with how to track and fix bugs in your programs

The benefits of learning how to code are growing exponentially and gaining the right programming skills can have a massive impact on what you can do with your current skill set and the way you advance in your career. This book will be your guide to learning computer programming easily, helping you overcome the difficulties in understanding the major constructs in any mainstream programming language.

The book will guide you through the main building blocks of any programming language with thorough explanations and relevant examples in pseudocode. You’ll learn about the relationship between computer programs and programming languages and how code is executed on the computer. After this, the book focuses on the different types of applications that you can create with your programming knowledge. Next, you’ll delve into programming constructs, learning all about statements, operators, variables, and data types. Further chapters will show you how to control the flow of your programs using control structures and reuse your code using functions. Toward the end of the book, you'll explore best practices that will help you in code writing.

By the end of this book, you will not only be prepared to take on any programming language but also be equipped with best practices that will help you write better code in the future.

  • Understand the building blocks of a computer program and how to apply the concepts you learn to other programming languages
  • Learn how to confidently write your first computer program
  • Understand tips, techniques, and best practices to start coding like a professional programmer
Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781839216862
Date Of Publication 5 Jun 2020


Joakim Wassberg

Joakim is a consultant/programmer in C++, C#, Python, PHP, and Java.He has been programming instructor/teacher on different levels, from kids to university. Instructor in C++ for professors. He is a Project Manager in OOAD projects in the financial sector. He has been a Course instructor on several courses at Ericsson (Python and C++, entry to advanced level). He has done numerous consultant training courses for various companies in Sweden, India, and Mexico