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Do you think the programmers who work at your office are magicalwizards who hold special powers that manipulate your computer?Believe it or not, anyone can learn how to write programs, and itdoesn’t take a higher math and science education to start.

Beginning Programming for Dummies shows you how computerprogramming works without all the technical details or hardprogramming language. It explores the common parts of everycomputer programming language and how to write for multipleplatforms like Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. This easily accessibleguide provides you with the tools you need to:

  • Create programs and divide them into subprograms
  • Develop variables and use constants
  • Manipulate strings and convert them into numbers
  • Use an array as storage space
  • Reuse and rewrite code
  • Isolate data
  • Create a user interface
  • Write programs for the Internet
  • Utilize JavaScript and Java Applets

In addition to these essential building blocks, this guidefeatures a companion CD-ROM containing Liberty BASIC compiler andcode in several languages. It also provides valuable programmingresources and lets you in on cool careers for programmers. WithBeginning Programming of Dummies, you can take charge ofyour computer and begin programming today!

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