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How to Think Like a Coder: Without Even Trying

Jim Christian



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Batsford Ltd
10 January 2018
Program concepts & learning to program; Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA)
A back-to-basics guide on coding for absolute beginners, whether adults or children - no prior experience required!

Coding is set to change the way we work and the skills we will need in the future.

For those who know nothing about coding, getting to grips with the basics is daunting. Too many of the beginner books launch straight into programming techniques but what is really needed is an understanding of the key concepts of coding. Programming then becomes much easier to grasp. This accessible, fun book goes right back to the very basics, teaching central concepts such as loops, data types, pseudocode and calculations without having to learn a single line of code! Using a set of dice, a deck of cards or a pack of dominoes to enjoy fun and straightforward exercises, you will practise key skills such as critical thinking, creativity, logic and problem-solving and begin to think like a coder without even turning on your computer. Once you are equipped with this basic toolkit, Think Like a Coder discusses the basic programmes that are available for beginners, keeping a focus on simple activities that draw analogies with the outside world to make learning easy and fun. Suitable for absolute beginners, adults and children. Designed to be a thorough yet lighthearted introduction for the complete beginner, Think Like a Coder is an essential addition to any keen programmer's bookshelf.
By:   Jim Christian
Imprint:   Batsford Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9781849944458
ISBN 10:   1849944458
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   10 January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  ELT Advanced ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jim Christian is a developer, consultant and co-founder of FireTech Camp Australia, a technology camp teaching kids how to make awesome things with technology. Author of Learn to Code with Minecraft. He lives in London.

Reviews for How to Think Like a Coder: Without Even Trying

'A complex topic made easier to understand with striking illustrations.' -- Creative Steps Magazine * Book Review *

  • Short-listed for Educational Writers' Award 2018 (UK)

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