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JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming

Morgan, Nick

Published by No Starch Press
ISBN 10: 1593274084 / ISBN 13: 9781593274085
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Title: JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction ...

Publisher: No Starch Press

Binding: Soft cover

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JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction to the JavaScript language and programming in general. Num Pages: 336 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: UMW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 178 x 23. Weight in Grams: 752. . 2014. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781593274085

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JavaScript is the programming language of the Internet, the secret sauce that makes the Web awesome, your favorite sites interactive, and online games fun!

JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You'll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas.

Along the way, you'll write games such as Find the Buried Treasure, Hangman, and Snake. You'll also learn how to:

  • Create functions to organize and reuse your code
  • Write and modify HTML to create dynamic web pages
  • Use the DOM and jQuery to make your web pages react to user input
  • Use the Canvas element to draw and animate graphics
  • Program real user-controlled games with collision detection and score keeping
With visual examples like bouncing balls, animated bees, and racing cars, you can really see what you're programming. Each chapter builds on the last, and programming challenges at the end of each chapter will stretch your brain and inspire your own amazing programs. Make something cool with JavaScript today!

Ages 10+ (and their parents!)

Product Description: JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction to the JavaScript programming language and programming in general. With the help of kid-friendly examples and fun illustrations, author Nick Morgan teaches the essentials of JavaScript. You'll begin by learning the basics, including strings, arrays, and loops, before moving on to more advanced techniques like handling events with jQuery and drawing graphics with canvas. Along the way, you'll program fun games like Hangman, Snake, and "Find the Buried Treasure!"

You'll learn key programming concepts, including:

  • Using basic data types and structures, including numbers, strings, booleans, objects, and arrays
  • Controlling how your code runs with if statements and loops
  • Creating functions to bundle and reuse your code
  • Making dynamic and interactive web pages with jQuery
  • Using the canvas element to draw and modify graphics with JavaScript

By the end of the book, you'll be ready to create your own animations and games, and you'll have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of JavaScript.

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