Learn to Program With Scratch

Learn to Program With Scratch

A Visual Introduction to Programming With Games, Art, Science, and Math

Book - 2014
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Introduces programming to beginners using Scratch, a programming environment where users connect blocks of code to build programs.

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Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts?

In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji uses Scratch to explain the concepts essential to solving real-world programming problems. The labeled, color-coded blocks plainly show each logical step in a given script, and with a single click, you can even test any part of your script to check your logic. You'll learn how to:
–Harness the power of repeat loops and recursion
–Use if/else statements and logical operators to make decisions
–Store data in variables and lists to use later in your program
–Read, store, and manipulate user input
–Implement key computer science algorithms like a linear search and bubble sort

Hands-on projects will challenge you to create an Ohm's law simulator, draw intricate patterns, program sprites to mimic line-following robots, create arcade-style games, and more! Each chapter is packed with detailed explanations, annotated illustrations, guided examples, lots of color, and plenty of exercises to help the lessons stick. Learn to Program with Scratch is the perfect place to start your computer science journey, painlessly.

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"Scratch is a fun, beginner-friendly programming environment popular in schools around the world. Its playful, intuitive interface uses colorful programming blocks and cartoon sprites to make real programming more approachable. Learn to Program with Scratch shows just how much you can do with Scratch and teaches you essential, universal programming concepts along the way. In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji takes you on a tour through Scratch's surprisingly powerful features to teach programming concepts like procedures, variables, loops, recursion, decision making, and lists. You will use your new-found skills to create science simulations, math projects, and even some fun arcade games! Each chapter offers a summary and practice exercises at the end to make sure the lessons stick. Scratch is an incredibly fun and easy language to learn, plus you can do some seriously potent programming with it. Learn to Program with Scratch will help you get the most out of Scratch and begin your journey into the world of programming"--

Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781593275433
1593275439
Branch Call Number: 794.81 M339L
Characteristics: xx, 261 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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