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And since many people find doing things more enjoyable than reading things, it can be a pleasure to learn this way, quite apart from the impressive results you achieve. I wrote the book and exercises especially for people who are new to programming.
I remove the problems, and you start having fun. And more fun. Bergamini Written especially for beginners. Read more Read less.
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Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Learn it faster. Remember it longer. Mark Myers.
I'm a former lecturer in the Communications School of Boston University.
I hold an A. My professional focus is on using technology to reduce the effort and tedium of learning, primarily through interactivity. I'm developing the "A Smarter Way to Learn" series on programming, a collection of instructional books paired with online interactive exercises.
I run the website http: Along with my wife Judy and our two politically-active cats, I live in Taos, NM, where I cook under the ghostly supervision of Marcella Hazan, read extensively, play showboat frisbee once a week, and long for more episodes of "Breaking Bad. Product details File Size: Unlimited Publisher: Unknown November 28, Publication Date: November 28, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Computer Science. Is this feature helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Prime Member Top Contributor: Almost great but. Kindle Edition Verified download. Like other's here I've tried the other online coding schools.
So I have some coding experience even if it's not much. The other online coding resources leave a lot to be desired in explanation and examples and they always seem to have a missing "link" in the material. You know, the material you need to bridge the gap, and actually understand what is going on. So after the raving reviews I gave this book a shot. And like a lot of other reviewers have said the first few chapters are great!
And easy to follow, you feel like you are making progress fast. Then the "wall" hits. It's NOT the teaching style because it seems to be effective. The issue is with the online material being forced to code his way using double space, no tab, curly brace own line, keeping white space how he likes it , compounded with what the author is asking for isn't clear like so many other online coding training.
The best example of this confusion is Ch12 else if: The questions and answers he expects get bit confusing as the chapters go on. It's frustrating to figure out when the author wants full answers or partial training answers. Especially because the questions are worded poorly at times. My only guess is he is breaking you in for what is to come from employers, you get half of what they want, and you figure out the rest. If I didn't have a little bit of coding background I would have started to get totally confused and not been able to connect the dots that the reader is now expected to give half answers to some of the questions.
Overall it is a good resource to learn code. But, in the end you will still need multiple training sources, and put all the pieces together to make coding coherent for yourself. Understand this is just one more tool in your resource tool box, and you will need many, many more tools to build your code base foundation.
Ch has clear errors, to do with even when formatted like he wants still comes up incorrect. Cognitive research shows that retention increases percent when learners are challenged to retrieve the information they just read. You ll spend two to three times as long practicing as reading. When you code incorrectly, you ll get as many do-overs as you need, until you know it cold.
Testing showed that books and courses load up the reader with far too much information at a time. So I divide up the information into little chunks that won t overwhelm you. A book on coding doesn t have to be written in impenetrable legalese. It can actually be human-readable. My book is. People often learn best through examples, so I provide plenty of them. Most important, before you have a chance to forget what you ve read in the book, I ask you to fire up your desktop or laptop not your mobile device and head over to my website, where you run a set of interactive exercises, practicing everything you ve learned-until you re sure you ve mastered it.