Coding All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

  • 11h 15m
  • Chris Minnick
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2022

The go-to guide for learning coding from the ground-up

Adding some coding know-how to your skills can help launch a new career or bolster an old one. Coding All-in-One For Dummies offers an ideal starting place for learning the languages that make technology go. This edition gets you started with a helpful explanation of how coding works and how it’s applied in the real-world before setting you on a path toward writing code for web building, mobile application development, and data analysis. Add coding to your skillset for your existing career, or begin the exciting transition into life as a professional developer—Dummies makes it easy.

  • Learn coding basics and how to apply them
  • Analyze data and automate routine tasks on the job
  • Get the foundation you need to launch a career as a coder
  • Add HTML, JavaScript, and Python know-how to your resume

This book serves up insight on the basics of coding, designed to be easy to follow, even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life. You can do this.

About the Author

Chris Minnick (Sacramento, CA) serves as the content compiler for this new edition. Chris is author of Coding with JavaScript For Dummies. The work also includes content created by Nikhil Abraham (Mountain View, CA), author of Coding For Dummies and Getting a Coding Job For Dummies; Andy Harris (Indianapolis, IN), author of HTML 5 & CSS 3 All-in-One For Dummies; John Paul Mueller (Madison, WI) and Luca Massaron (Verona, ITALY), co-authors of Machine Learning For Dummies and Beginning Programming with Python For Dummies; and Andre de Vries (London, England, UK), author of R For Dummies.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What Is Coding?
  • Programming for the Web
  • Becoming a Programmer
  • Exploring Basic HTML
  • Getting More Out of HTML
  • Getting Stylish with CSS
  • Next Steps with CSS
  • Responsive Layouts with Flexbox
  • Styling with Bootstrap
  • What Is JavaScript?
  • Writing Your First JavaScript Program
  • Working with Variables
  • Understanding Arrays
  • Working with Operators, Expressions, and Statements
  • Getting into the Flow with Loops and Branches
  • Getting Functional
  • Making and Using Objects
  • Controlling the Browser with the Window Object
  • Manipulating Documents with the DOM
  • Using Events in JavaScript
  • Integrating Input and Output
  • Understanding Callbacks and Closures
  • Embracing AJAX and JSON
  • What Is Flutter?
  • Setting Up Your Computer for Mobile App Development
  • “Hello” from Flutter
  • Hello Again
  • Making Things Happen
  • Laying Things Out
  • Interacting with the User
  • Navigation, Lists, and Other Goodies
  • Moving Right Along …
  • Wrapping Your Head around Python
  • Installing a Python Distribution
  • Working with Real Data
  • Conditioning Your Data
  • Shaping Data
  • Getting a Crash Course in MatPlotLib
  • Visualizing the Data
  • Exploring Coding Career Paths
  • Exploring Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
  • Training on the Job
  • Coding Career Myths


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