Coding For Dummies

  • 3h 17m
  • Nikhil Abraham
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it's needed.

Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice.

The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for?

  • The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply
  • Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format
  • Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages
  • Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills

If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.

About the Author

Nikhil Abraham was Director of Business Development & Growth at Codecademy. In that role he taught and trained thousands of beginning coders across a variety of professions. He helped refine Codecademy’s online courses, which have introduced basic coding skills to millions of learners.

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
  • Working Faster with Twitter Bootstrap
  • Adding in JavaScript
  • Building Your Own App
  • Researching Your First Web Application
  • Coding and Debugging Your First Web Application
  • Getting Familiar with Ruby
  • Wrapping Your Head around Python
  • Ten Free Resources for Coding and Coders
  • Ten Tips for Novice Coders


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