Learn JavaScript with p5.js: Coding for Visual Learners

  • 2h 6m
  • Engin Arslan
  • Apress
  • 2018

Learn coding from scratch in a highly engaging and visual manner using the vastly popular JavaScript with the programming library p5.js. The skills you will acquire from this book are highly transferable to a myriad of industries and can be used towards building web applications, programmable robots, or generative art.

You'll gain the proper context so that you can build a strong foundation for programming. This book won’t hinder your momentum with irrelevant technical or theoretical points. The aim is to build a strong, but not overly excessive knowledge to get you up and running with coding.

If you want to program creative visuals and bring that skill set to a field of your choice, then Learn JavaScript with p5.js is the book for you.

What You'll Learn

  • Code from scratch and create computer graphics with JavaScript and the p5.js library
  • Gain the necessary skills to move into your own creative projects
  • Create graphics and interactive experiences using Processing
  • Program using JavaScript and p5.js and secondarily in creating visuals

Who This Book is For

Artists or a visual designers. Also, those who want to learn the fundamentals of programming through visual examples.

About the Author

Engin Arslan is a Web Developer with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering and a Postgraduate Degree in Visual Effects. Before becoming a Developer, he worked as a Visual Effects Artist / Technical Director on films and TV shows including Resident Evil, Tron, Mama, Pompeii, Vikings and Strain. He received an Emmy Nomination and won a Canadian Screen Award for his achievements in Visual Effects. During his time in VFX, he fell in love with Python and with programming in general. As a result he changed careers to be able to immerse himself completely in software development. Engin currently works at a Toronto-based digital services company, where he helps develop solutions in strategic problem spaces using emerging technologies. He also works at Seneca College as a part-time professor and creates online courses for Lynda/Linkedin and Pluralsight.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Colors in p5.js
  • Operators and Variables
  • Conditional Statements and Comparison Operators
  • More p5.js Variables
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Objects
  • Arrays
  • Events
  • More on p5.js
  • Final Project