hits counter Introduction to Computer Programming - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

37 review for Introduction to Computer Programming

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dana Robinson

    The first book I ever read on programming. Five stars purely from nostalgia value.

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Sarkies

    A classic children's guide to computer programming 8 February 2014 While the book does say 'no computer needed' it is pretty useless without one. In fact, it is pretty useless with the computers that we have now because as far as I am aware nobody actually writes programs with BASIC (which stands for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) any more (though a quick look through Wikipedia suggests that it is still in use, but I suspect not in the way that I experienced it). Back in the 80s A classic children's guide to computer programming 8 February 2014 While the book does say 'no computer needed' it is pretty useless without one. In fact, it is pretty useless with the computers that we have now because as far as I am aware nobody actually writes programs with BASIC (which stands for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) any more (though a quick look through Wikipedia suggests that it is still in use, but I suspect not in the way that I experienced it). Back in the 80s, when I was writing programs using BASIC the computers would have their operating system built into the computer, which meant that as soon as you turn the computer on you could pretty much use it. This is not the case these days because most of the operating system sits on the hardrive, and the only real firmware on the computer tells the computer to immediately access the hardrive, and it goes from there. This was also before the development of the GUI (graphical user interface) systems that are pretty much on all computers these days. For a comparison, this is a GUI system: whereas this is what the older operating systems looked like: The big difference is that these days if you want the computer to do anything you simply point and click whereas back then you had to type in specific instructions (and sometimes quite a lot of them). This is where BASIC comes in because to get a computer to do something you had to instruct it in zeros and ones (actually, that is still the case now), whereas what BASIC allowed users to do was to interact and instruct the computer using a language that was (and still is) much closer to English. It is interesting how the nature of computer languages developed. A computer language is basically a set of instructions that the computer understands and that we can comprehend. Us mere mortals simply could not get a computer to do anything using a series of pulses, so to enable the average consumer, or mortal, to use a computer, simpler languages had to be developed. These languages are called 'high-level languages' however the problem with high level languages is that the simpler they are, the more restricted you are in what you can do with it. With BASIC, you can write a program like this: but not like this: As for me, I remember repeatedly borrowing this book from the library and typing in the programs over and over again, gradually teaching myself how to program the computer in BASIC. In fact, as a tool to learn the basics of computer programming, this book is brilliant, however it is also now very obsolete. Sometimes though I wonder why I didn't go down the road of a computer programmer. I certainly knew what I was doing, and I had the aptitude to do it, however I guess I was like your average teenager, more interested in having fun and causing trouble. Even then, when I did return to school, I ended up taking up Arts/Law as opposed to Computer Science. Do I regret it? To be honest, a bit, but in the end while I could have ended up like Bill Gates, I still am quite happy with the direction that I went. Otherwise I probably wouldn't be sitting here on my computer writing this commentary

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jonathanstray Stray

    A illustrated book on BASIC programming for children, "no computer needed!" And I didn't have one when I made my parents buy me the book. I'm glad I still have it. There is a scary amount of my childhood involved in this object. I remember every damn page. A illustrated book on BASIC programming for children, "no computer needed!" And I didn't have one when I made my parents buy me the book. I'm glad I still have it. There is a scary amount of my childhood involved in this object. I remember every damn page.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Erin

  5. 4 out of 5

    Olivia Foster

  6. 5 out of 5

    Megan

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lushyin Gobi

  8. 4 out of 5

    Šimon Horna

  9. 5 out of 5

    Daisy Neth

  10. 5 out of 5

    SanaUllah Khan

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mühämmäd

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jason Banks

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bebo

  14. 4 out of 5

    Isima Musisi

  15. 4 out of 5

    Syedamasooma

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sam Khan

  17. 4 out of 5

    Axmed

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sonal Agarwal

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sriram Reddy

  20. 4 out of 5

    Arneltrinidadvaldez

  21. 5 out of 5

    Davidp

  22. 5 out of 5

    walid

  23. 5 out of 5

    Naeem Khan

  24. 4 out of 5

    Vijayshanker Tiwari

  25. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Kapaipi

  26. 4 out of 5

    Syedamasooma

  27. 4 out of 5

    Odwori Eddy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ricardo

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jeremiah Stover

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sam Khan

  31. 4 out of 5

    Alamudavid

  32. 5 out of 5

    Sanchez Michael

  33. 4 out of 5

    Ammar Ahmed

  34. 4 out of 5

    Kenzie

  35. 5 out of 5

    A.k.m.amirul Islam

  36. 5 out of 5

    Smart

  37. 4 out of 5

    Tayyab

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.