JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming (Paperback)

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Featuring excellent explanations of programming concepts, this guide to JavaScript rivals college textbooks in informational quality (and far surpasses many in ease of use), and offers a fun way to get into one of the most versatile, widely-used codes used today! Absolutely wonderful step-by-step instructions with full explanations for the language used in interactive webdesign, programming apps for android phones, and more!

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JavaScript is the programming language of the Internet, the secret sauce that makes the Web awesome, your favorite sites interactive, and online games fun

JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You'll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas.

Along the way, you'll write games such as Find the Buried Treasure, Hangman, and Snake. You'll also learn how to:
-Create functions to organize and reuse your code
-Write and modify HTML to create dynamic web pages
-Use the DOM and jQuery to make your web pages react to user input
-Use the Canvas element to draw and animate graphics
-Program real user-controlled games with collision detection and score keeping

With visual examples like bouncing balls, animated bees, and racing cars, you can really see what you're programming. Each chapter builds on the last, and programming challenges at the end of each chapter will stretch your brain and inspire your own amazing programs. Make something cool with JavaScript today

Ages 10+ (and their parents )

About the Author

Nick Morgan is a British front-end engineer at Twitter. He loves all programming languages but has a particular soft spot for JavaScript. Nick lives in San Francisco (the foggy part) with his girlfriend and their fluffy dog, Pancake. He occasionally blogs at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781593274085
ISBN-10: 1593274084
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication Date: December 12th, 2014
Pages: 336
Language: English