Would you like to start a career in software development? Have you been playing with the idea of learning programming? Have you considered developing apps or games, but you’re not sure where to start?
This book is an excellent starting point in your journey to becoming a paid programmer. Besides learning to program, I provide insights and best practices that other classes and books won’t teach you.
We literally start from scratch — you need no prior programming experience. All you need to know is how to use a computer and install applications. That’s all, really.
We’ll be using the Python 3.7 programming language to write the samples in this book. Follow my guidance, and you’ll be able to create your first program in no time. As we gradually delve into programming topics, you’ll learn how to create more complex applications.
We start with the basics: how to work with strings and numbers. Then, I’ll introduce you to control flow and conditional logic.
We will then talk about functions, that let us reuse code in our programs. You’ll learn how to repeat tasks and how to manage multiple values using sequences.
I dedicated an entire chapter to error handling, a crucial concept in programming. I’ll also show you how to work with files.
We’ll then talk about object-oriented programming, and computer science fundamentals.
I introduce you to concepts that will not only help you build better programs, but also pass your first technical interview.
This book focuses on coding and provides practical value. You can apply everything you learned in real projects.
Not only will I cover the details of all these topics, but you’ll also find quizzes to verify your knowledge. Work through the projects in this book and solidify the core knowledge to begin programming in any other language.
You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of programming one by one.
- Understanding how to write code
- Using variables
- Working with strings, numbers and arithmetic operations
- Asking for user input
- Writing conditional code
- Defining functions
- Using loops
- Working with arrays and collections
- Managing errors
- File I/O
- Working with classes and objects
- Optimizing code through algorithms
- … and so much more.
Throughout the book, I provide coding examples that can be applied in real-world situations.
By the end of this book, you’ll become familiar with the fundamentals of programming and so much more!