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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours

Can This Book Really Teach Programming in 24 Hours? In a word, yes. You can master each chapter in one hour or less. By the way, chapters are referred to as hours in the rest of this book. The material is balanced with mountains of shortcuts and methods that will make your hours productive and hone your programming skills more and more with each hour. Although some chapters are longer than others, many of the shorter chapters cover more detailed or more difficult issues than the shorter ones. Conventions Used in This Book This book uses several common conventions to help teach programming topics. Here is a summary of those typographical conventions:, Commands and computer output appear in a special monospaced computer font. Words you type also appear in the monospaced computer font.

Perry's books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He has authored bestselling books that include Sams Teach Yourself Office XP in 24 Hours, Absolute Beginner's Guide to C, Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, and Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours. He has written about rental-property management and loves to travel.

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The book begins with the absolute basics of programming: Why program? What tools to use? How does a program tell the computer what to do? It teaches readers how to program the computer and then moves on by exploring the some most popul. Okay book about programming. Starts out with really easy stuff then starts telling you about how to program in Java instead of continuing with generic information. Aug 27, 2008 Phil Chambers is currently reading it.

This revision of Sams' most successful beginning programming book introduces programming concepts in a friendly, non-threatening manner. You waste hours trying these things before noticing the book doesn't match the CD example. Even then Hour 12 for example yields a window full of error lines after supposedly compiling as OK. "Give JAVA a Spin" portion in Hour 12 just sticks in the mud, spinning its wheels!

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This is one of the most well known books out there for true programming newbies, but it falls short in several aspects. The first three chapters of the book teach you little about getting started with programming and spend much time focusing on discussing aspects of how programs and programmers are used in a business environment. While that is mildly helpful, it turns off the larger potential of students who just want to dive into programming and start making simple programs. The book also shifts from one computer language to another in various chapters (like BASIC to Java), so while it helps to give an overview, it fails to build up a tool box in just one language which the new programmer can then take into the next language they learn.

Having said that, my advice to completely new students who know no math (beyond basic pre-algebra from middle school) and no computer programming is to:

1 - Grab a free copy of the Basic 256 program (use internet search engines to find the main website of Basic 256) (you can run this on Windows, Macs or Linux)
2 - Grab a copy of the free BASIC book (in pdf format) from James M Reneau entitled "So, you want to learn to program ?' (once again, use a major search engine and you can locate this free PDF book very quickly)
(an average intelligence high schooler can complete this book in one to two months and it starts off the bat with nothing but simple, simple programming)
3 - This will give you a very, very good grasp of one language (BASIC) in detail which is much more beneficial than the shotgun approach of the SAMs book)

Some modern day instructors eschew BASIC, but the fundamental tenets of BASIC will be seen again and again in every programming language learned later. After completing the free Basic book , I recommend moving into C++ as the learner's next language (even if the eventual goal is to work with Java, Pearl, etc..). C++ simply shows up in too many applications and processes for it to be ignored, and knowledge there is the critical backbone towards object oriented programming that makes up most modern programming today. From there, you will be well on your way to a solid foundation in understanding programming.
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Sam's is a good publisher for the beginner. They allow access to the sample code by CD and/or website.
They clearly write code examples in a decent font. This is important as there is a big difference between a ';' sign and a ':' sign.
On the part about JAVA they could help the reader a lot with a few screenshots of the FORTE compiler. You get a different screen if you try a "new" file from the Welcome screen or if you try it from the utility.

But what is maddening is the books by Sam's seem to go straight to press with NO proofreading. There are multiple typos in the code examples. You waste hours trying these things before noticing the book doesn't match the CD example. Even then Hour 12 for example yields a window full of error lines after supposedly compiling as OK. "Give JAVA a Spin" portion in Hour 12 just sticks in the mud, spinning its wheels!

I am not a system administrator so the FORTE compiler's broken debugger makes the JAVA section of the book a nightmare. I have no idea how to change the path of FORTE compiler features so I don't get these socket errors etc.

There is no appendix for key words (reserved words) so make your own list as you go.

The bad news is there are worse texts out there that are not at all for beginners. If Sam's would fix the errors or just re-read the code and try their own examples they could make a good text. I doubt anything is corrected in the 3rd edition.
I love the format of this book. It contains 24 lessons, each requiring about an hour, that teach the fundamentals of programming. As you learn the art of programming, Perry explains each component, what it does and why it's neccessary.At the end of each lesson are related questions.
I only gave it three stars because there are errors in his coding which can leave a newbie (like me) extremely frustrated. For example, on pg 101 there is a tiny If Else program- 9 lines long. The problem is he leaves off the closing If statement and without it the program won't run. If I didn't find the reason the code didn't run on the internet I would have blamed myself.Still, the book succeeds in helping a novice understand how a computer "thinks".Other than that error (which could be poor editing) the book is very well done.
Reads like an extended course description. Very few examples. Code examples are often incomplete so they cant be run. No real 'projects' to test any skills.
Comes with Liberty Basic (shareware) (you can download this seperately and learn more from its own help/tutorials). For the most part, you dont even need a computer to read this book. The code examples are only excerpts so you have to study them from the text in the book anyway.
What gets me more than anything is I found about 5 errors in code and text that are important! Things like mislabeled variables that would confuse anyone trying to learn. Although I guess finding the mistakes is a lesson in itself.
OK, that was the bad part, but I didnt give it a score of 1 because it is easy to read (fast). It does mention a wide range of topics, and it comes with a useable version of Basic (but only limited shareware, also there is a later version online). For a real beginner, this is one way to start off slow. It is disappointing because it could have been much better with only a little more effort. A few larger examples, and a few more actual coding projects instead of just saying 'if you want to create a text box in your program, type the following line....',
and then moving on to the next lesson.
This review relates to the 2nd edition.