How to Think Like a Coder

Without Even Trying
Author: Jim Christian
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849944458
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 144
View: 5299
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.

Piensa Como Un Freaki

Author: Steven Levitt, D.,Stephen Dubner
Publisher: Ediciones B
ISBN: 9788466656955
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
View: 712
With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner take us inside their thought process and teach us all how to think more productively, creatively, and rationally. In Think Like A Freak, they offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems that is applicable to problems of all sizes.

How To Be A Coder

Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online!
Author: Kiki Prottsman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465491848
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 2143
Learn to think like a coder without a computer! Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practice by trying out the simple programs provided in the online, child-friendly computer language. Scratch. This crafty coding book breaks down the principles of coding into bite-sized chunks that will get you thinking like a computer scientist in no time. Learn about loops by making a friendship bracelet, find out about programming by planning a scavenger hunt, and discover how functions work with paper fortune tellers. Children can then use their new knowledge to code for real by following the clear instructions to build programs in Scratch 3.0. Perfect for kids aged 7-9, the various STEAM activities will help teach children the crucial skills of logical thinking that will give them a head-start for when they begin programming on a computer. Famous scientist pages teach children about coding pioneers, such as Alan Turing and Katherine Johnson, and topic pages, such as the Internet, give kids a wider understanding of the subject. Written by computer science expert Kiki Prottsman, How to be a Coder is so much fun, kids won't realize they're learning!

Girls Who Code. Codifícate

Author: Reshma Saujani
Publisher: Planeta México
ISBN: 6070750314
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 4236
Con ilustraciones en cada página e historias reales de chicas que trabajan en Pixar y la NASA, este libro te invitará a crear tus propias apps, juegos y robots, ¡para así cambiar el mundo! ¿Quién es una chica que programa? Una chica que se divierte practicando deportes, horneando galletas, creando arte... Una chica que disfruta pasar tiempo con sus amigas... Una chica que quiere hacer sus sueños realidad... ¡Como tú! Únete a las miles de chicas de todo el mundo que forman parte de este movimiento que busca que las mujeres tengan una voz en la industria de la tecnología. «No sé programar, pero este libro me ha inspirado a aprender a hacerlo. Invito a todas las chicas a leerlo para que se sientan con el poder de cambiar el mundo a través de la tecnología». —Malala Yousafzai, estudiante, Premio Nobel de la Paz y cofundadora de la fundación Malala. «Las chicas merecen la oportunidad de enamorarse de las computadoras. Y este libro lo logrará, pues hace que las ciencias computacionales sean mucho más accesibles, claras e interesantes. Y eso no sólo beneficiará a las mujeres». —Melinda Gates, Filántropa.

Hola Ruby. La aventura de programar

Author: Linda Liukas
Publisher: Destino Infantil & Juvenil
ISBN: 8408171038
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8809
Con esta certeza, Linda Liukas ideó y desarrolló el proyecto Hola, Ruby, cuyo objetivo es que niños y niñas a partir de 6 años puedan introducirse en la lógica de la programación y la entiendan como una herramienta para solucionar cualquier tipo de problema. Ruby es una niña con una imaginación desbordante. En su mundo, todo es posible si pones la mente a trabajar. A través de sus aventuras y de los ejercicios que propone el libro, los pequeños lectores aprenderán los conceptos básicos de la programación.

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465431020
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 9779
Computer coding and programming are firmly back on the agenda as key skills for children to start learning, but parents may find it difficult to help them with the task and with their homework. Help Your Kids With Computer Coding is here to help. This is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids and parents interested in computer programming and how computers work. It's no longer enough to just know how to use computer programs; kids need to know how a computer really works. Avoiding complicated computer jargon, Help Your Kids With Computer Programming uses simple, clear examples to show how programming works. Step-by-step explanations make the complex art of programming clear, teaching the basics of JavaScript, Python, and C++. It also builds to more advanced projects where children can begin to build their own games, apps, 3-D models, animations, and websites. Help Your Kids With Computer Coding is ideal for parents whose kids are taking their first steps into programming or are already interested and hungry to learn more.

Algoritmos + estructuras de datos

Author: Niklaus Wirth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788421901724
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 382
View: 993

Think Like a Coder!

Connecting Computational Thinking to Everyday Activities
Author: Deanna Pecaski McLennan,Brian Aspinall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781708387556
Page: 38
View: 3069
Coding is everywhere! Follow along with a girl and her dog as they explore computational thinking in their everyday activities. Colourful illustrations and easy to access text help readers recognize that many of their daily explorations - cooking, playing, and even being outdoors - provide opportunities to explore and problem solve. Readers will be entertained by the antics of the girl and her dog, and parallels can be drawn between their daily work and that of computational thinkers. A great text for anyone wanting to introduce, and learn more, about computational thinking in the world around us.

Los Simpson por siempre!

continuación de la guía completa de nuestra familia favorita
Author: Matt Groening
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788466605038
Category: Humor
Page: 95
View: 7724

Disney Coding Adventures

First Steps for Kid Coders
Author: Allyssa Loya
Publisher: Lerner Publications ™
ISBN: 1541542533
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 9079
Four books in one! Computational thinking is the first step to coding. Kid coders can start on the basics in a fun and easy way by learning alongside favorite Disney characters in this four-book collection. No computer required! • Write instructions for friends with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf in an introduction to algorithms. • Learn to think like a coder by finding bugs and errors with Ralph. • Elastigirl and Dash help kids learn about conditionals: if-then statements that tell computers (or people!) what to do in different situations. • Dory, Nemo, and Destiny help kids learn about looping, by repeating instructions until certain conditions are met. Easy-to-do activities make learning coding basics fun and easy! This collection includes the books Algorithms with Frozen, Bugs and Errors with Wreck-It Ralph, Conditionals with Incredibles 2, and Looping with Finding Dory. A $30 value.

¡El Bebé Adora Los Quarks! / Baby Loves Quarks!

Author: Ruth Spiro
Publisher: Baby Loves Science
ISBN: 1580899846
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 22
View: 4980
Disponible en edición bilingüe inglés-español, esta exitosa serie ofrece importantes e interesantes temas científicos para hacer pensar a los más pequeños. Con la exactitud de un experto y la sencillez para que lo entienda un niño, Quarks explica los principios físicos y químicos básicos de las partículas (quarks, protones, neutrones, átomos y moléculas) y los relaciona con el mundo del bebé. Contiene atractivas ilustraciones que se complementan con un lenguaje apropiado para que el bebé se maraville. Y no solo el bebé... ¡padres y cuidadores también pueden aprender mucho! Now available in Spanish bilingual editions, this best-selling series offers big, brainy science for the littlest listeners. Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for Baby, Quarks explores the basics of particle physics and chemistry - quarks, protons, neutrons, atoms and molecules - and ties it all to Baby's world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage a baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two as well!

Write Code Like a Pro

Create Working Applications
Author: Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119404177
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
View: 3182
CODERS ARE ROCK STARS Coders are the people who are building the future. You can stake your own claim on the future by learning pro coding techniques. Take a look inside to figure out how and why coders think a bit differently, the basics of building a working application with a professional coding language, and how to test your app to make sure it works. Get a jump on your future as a rock-star coder today! See the big picture – get a grip on how pro coders start and finish a project Know the code – get your hands on a pro coding language and put it to work Make things happen – create a working application you can share with friends

The Wide World of Coding

The People and Careers behind the Programs
Author: Jennifer Connor-Smith
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1541595874
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 9487
The best part about coding is that anyone with a computer can learn how to do it. From education to healthcare to entertainment, software touches almost every aspect of twenty-first century life. Take a high-level perspective on the types of people who create that software—including many jobs that do not involve writing code at all. Learn about the software development cycle and the huge variety of skills developers draw on, including psychology, mathematics, and art, to create amazing apps and programs. Explore why diversity is needed to prevent bias in design. Learn about the different coding languages and what they are used for, how developers choose a language, and tools that simplify coding. Jennifer Connor-Smith breaks down stereotypes about coding as a career that is open only to technology-obsessed gamers, revealing ways people use software to improve medical care, nurture dementia patients, promote social justice, and more. Hands-on activities show you how easy it is to learn to think like a coder. The next generation of coders will require diverse teams, creativity, and ethical codes of conduct to create the best and most successful software. Will you be one of them?

¿Qué pasaría si...?

Respuestas serias y científicas a todo tipo de preguntas absurdas
Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: AGUILAR
ISBN: 840350117X
Category: Science
Page: 269
View: 7200
Un libro en el que el humor y la ciencia se unen para dar explicación a todo tipo de preguntas curiosas. ¡Ey! Gracias por fijarte en mi libro. Si estás pensando en comprarlo hay dos cosas que no tendrías por qué saber pero que quiero contarte por si finalmente no te gusta y decides darle otro uso: - Los humanos no podemos digerir el papel de celulosa, pero en caso de que pudiéramos, si decidieras comerte este libro engordarías 2.300 calorías -¡incluida la cubierta, claro! - Si tienes un buen brazo, podrías lanzar este libro a más de 13 metros. Con práctica es posible llegar a lanzar un libro cada 800 milisegundos, lo que significa que si un agresor te estuviera persiguiendo, podrías tener tres o cuatro oportunidades de golpearlo antes de que te alcanzara. Si en cambio el ataque fuera por parte de un coyote que corre a la máxima velocidad que puede, solo tendrías una oportunidad. ¡Apunta bien! ¿Qué pasaría si...? es un libro de divulgación científica en el que se recopilan algunos de los mejores posts así como otros nuevos elaborados a partir de las preguntas del blog de Randall Munroe, en el que responde a los lectores haciendo uso de sus conocimientos científicos y matemáticos. Munroe fue físico en la NASA antes de crear la web www.xkcd, que ha recibido más de un millón de visitas. Este es un libro original, inteligente y con mucho humor. * No1 en la lista de más vendidos de The New York Times durante meses. * Mejor libro de 2014 según la revista People. * Entre los 10 mejores libros de no ficción según la revista Time. Reseñas: «Munroe piensa que analizar una broma es como diseccionar una rana, puede hacerse pero la rana acaba por morir.» The New York Times «Trata de analizar la clase de maravillas y de fantasías hipotéticas que podrían surgir en una conversación de bar.» The Atlantic «Este libro es una buena combinación de diversión y una clase magistral de tal razonamiento. Como en todas las buenas lecciones, solo te das cuenta de que has aprendido algo una vez que se ha terminado.» The Economist «Munroe se ha convertido en algo así como un héroe de culto.» The New York Times En los blogs... «Un libro de divulgación científica único en su especie. Mezcla con acierto humor y ciencia, desarrollando hipótesis rocambolescas mediante razonamientos coherentes; todo fruto de lo absurdo y la curiosidad.» Blog Libros y literatura

Hack Proofing Your Web Applications

The Only Way to Stop a Hacker Is to Think Like One
Author: Syngress
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080478135
Category: Computers
Page: 512
View: 660
From the authors of the bestselling Hack Proofing Your Network! OPEC, Amazon, Yahoo! and E-bay: If these large, well-established and security-conscious web sites have problems, how can anyone be safe? How can any programmer expect to develop web applications that are secure? Hack Proofing Your Web Applications is the only book specifically written for application developers and webmasters who write programs that are used on web sites. It covers Java applications, XML, ColdFusion, and other database applications. Most hacking books focus on catching the hackers once they've entered the site; this one shows programmers how to design tight code that will deter hackers from the word go. Comes with up-to-the-minute web based support and a CD-ROM containing source codes and sample testing programs Unique approach: Unlike most hacking books this one is written for the application developer to help them build less vulnerable programs

El Sr. Penumbra y su librería 24 horas abierta

Author: Robin Sloan
Publisher: Roca editorial
ISBN: 8499185940
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 8733
.La crisis económica obliga a Clay Jannon a dejar atrás su vida como diseñador de páginas web en San Francisco y las casualidades, la curiosidad más absoluta y la habilidad de subir escaleras como si fuera un mono le llevan a empezar su nuevo trabajo...

The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master
Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 013211917X
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 2372
What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

Bad Programming Practices 101

Become a Better Coder by Learning How (Not) to Program
Author: Karl Beecher
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484234111
Category: Computers
Page: 221
View: 2015
This book takes a humorous slant on the programming practice manual by reversing the usual approach: under the pretence of teaching you how to become the world’s worst programmer who generally causes chaos, the book teaches you how to avoid the kind of bad habits that introduce bugs or cause code contributions to be rejected. Why be a code monkey when you can be a chaos monkey? OK, so you want to become a terrible programmer. You want to write code that gets vigorously rejected in review. You look forward to reading feedback plastered in comments like "WTF???". Even better, you fantasize about your bug-ridden changes sneaking through and causing untold chaos in the codebase. You want to build a reputation as someone who writes creaky, messy, error-prone garbage that frustrates your colleagues. Bad Programming Practices 101 will help you achieve that goal a whole lot quicker by teaching you an array of bad habits that will allow you to cause maximum chaos. Alternatively, you could use this book to identify those bad habits and learn to avoid them. The bad practices are organized into topics that form the basis of programming (layout, variables, loops, modules, and so on). It's been remarked that to become a good programmer, you must first write 10,000 lines of bad code to get it all out of your system. This book is aimed at programmers who have so far written only a small portion of that. By learning about poor programming habits, you will learn good practices. In addition, you will find out the motivation behind each practice, so you can learn why it is considered good and not simply get a list of rules. What You'll Learn Become a better coder by learning how (not) to program Choose your tools wisely Think of programming as problem solving Discover the consequences of a program’s appearance and overall structure Explain poor use of variables in programs Avoid bad habits and common mistakes when using conditionals and loops See how poor error-handling makes for unstable programs Sidestep bad practices related specifically to object-oriented programming Mitigate the effects of ineffectual and inadequate bug location and testing Who This Book Is For Those who have some practical programming knowledge (can program in at least one programming language), but little or no professional experience, which they would like to quickly build up. They are either still undergoing training in software development, or are at the beginning of their programming career. They have at most 1-2 years of professional experience.