Programming & Web Design Books

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Beginning Programming All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 06-06-2022

This volume packs seven books into one comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to learning computer programming. Learn the principles of programming, algorithms, data structures, debugging programs, unique applications, and more.

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Java For Dummies, 8th Edition

Published 03-28-2022

If you want to learn to speak the world's most popular programming language like a pro, Java For Dummies, 8th Edition is your ideal companion. This updated volume includes the new switch statement syntax, and with a focus on reusing existing code, it quickly and easily shows you how to create basic Java objects, work with Java classes and methods, understand the value of variables, and more.

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C# 10.0 All-in-One For Dummies

Published 03-02-2022

<b>Look sharp&mdash;learn or refresh your C# skills with the latest version</b> <p>C# is one of the most popular programming languages, and frequent updates help it keep pace as the world of coding changes. You can keep pace too, thanks to <i>C# 10.0 All-in-One For Dummies,</i> where you'll learn the basics of the language itself, how to code in Visual Studio, and how to take advantage of the new features in the latest release. At every stage of your career, you'll need to know the cutting-edge trends and techniques that clients want. This book has your back, with info on object-oriented programming, writing secure code, building web applications, and more. <p>The six standalone mini-books you'll find inside this all-in-one will take you through the changes to C# and the practical applications and dev tools that you need to know. New features covered include records, init only setters, top-level statements, pattern matching enhancements, fit and finish features, and a lot more. Plus, this version is packed with more examples and code snippets, so you can sharply see C# in action! <ul> <li>Learn the very basics of C# programming, even if you have no prior experience</li> <li>Refresh your knowledge of the language and learn how to use the new features in the 10.0 version release</li> <li>Read six mini-books on hot coding topics like object-oriented programming, Visual Studio, and Windows 10 development</li> <li>Enhance your employability and join the 6.5-million-strong community of C# developers</li> </ul> <p>You need an easy-to-read C# guide that will help you understand the incoming updates, and this <i>For Dummies</i> reference is it.

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Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies

Published 09-28-2021

<p><b>Become a Java wizard with this popular programming guide</b></p> <p>Consider <i>Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies</i> your indispensable guide to learning how to program in one of the most popular programming languages&mdash;Java! Java is an invaluable language to master, as it's widely used for application development, including Android, desktop, and server-side applications.</p> <p><i>Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies</i> is written specifically for newbies to programming. The book starts with an overview of computer programming and builds from there; it explains the software you need, walks you through writing your own programs, and introduces you to a few of the more-complex aspects of programming in Java. It also includes step-by-step examples you can try on your own (and email the author if you need help). As you work through the book, you'll get smart about these Java features:</p> <ul> <li>Object-oriented programming (OOP), a Java mainstay</li> <li>IntelliJ IDEA, an integrated development environment (IDE), that gives you one place to do all your programming, including debugging code</li> <li>Loops, branches, and collections</li> <li>Variables and operators</li> <li>Expressions, statements, and blocks</li> </ul> <p><i>Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies</i> translates all this foreign programming and computer syntax into plain English, along with plenty of helpful examples and tips. Learning a new language&mdash;and coding is definitely its own language&mdash;should be a fun endeavor. With this book as your handy interpreter, you&rsquo;ll be on your way to fluency, speaking the language of coders everywhere!</p>

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MATLAB For Dummies

Published 06-29-2021

<p><b>Go from total MATLAB newbie to plotting graphs and solving equations in&nbsp;a flash!&nbsp;</b></p> <p>MATLAB is one of the most powerful and commonly used tools in the STEM field. But did you know it doesn&rsquo;t take an advanced degree&nbsp;or a ton of computer experience to learn it?&nbsp;<i>MATLAB For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is the roadmap you&rsquo;ve been looking for to simplify and explain&nbsp;this feature-filled&nbsp;tool.&nbsp;</p> <p>This handy reference&nbsp;walks you through every step&nbsp;of the way as you&nbsp;learn the MATLAB language and environment inside-and-out. Starting with&nbsp;straightforward&nbsp;basics&nbsp;before moving on to more advanced material&nbsp;like&nbsp;Live Functions&nbsp;and&nbsp;Live Scripts, this easy-to-read&nbsp;guide&nbsp;shows you&nbsp;how to make your way around MATLAB with&nbsp;screenshots and newly updated&nbsp;procedures.&nbsp; It includes:</p> <ul> <li>A comprehensive introduction to installing MATLAB,&nbsp;using its interface, and&nbsp;creating and saving your first file&nbsp;</li> <li>Fully updated to include the 2020 and 2021 updates to MATLAB, with all-new screenshots and&nbsp;up-to-date procedures&nbsp;</li> <li>Enhanced debugging procedures and use of the Symbolic Math Toolbox&nbsp;</li> <li>Brand new&nbsp;instruction on&nbsp;working with&nbsp;Live Scripts and Live Functions, designing classes, creating apps, and building projects&nbsp;</li> <li>Intuitive walkthroughs for MATLAB&rsquo;s advanced features, including importing and exporting data and publishing your work&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for STEM students and new professionals ready to&nbsp;master one of the most powerful tools in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and computing,&nbsp;<i>MATLAB For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is the simplest way to&nbsp;go&nbsp;from complete newbie to power user faster than you would have thought possible.&nbsp;</p>

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Python All-in-One For Dummies

Published 04-27-2021

<p><b>The one-stop resource for all your Python queries</b></p> <p>Powerful and flexible, Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It's got all the right stuff for the software driving the cutting-edge of the development world&mdash;machine learning, robotics, artificial intelligence, data science, etc. The good news is that it&rsquo;s also pretty straightforward to learn, with a simplified syntax, natural-language flow, and an amazingly supportive user community. The latest edition of <i>Python All-in-One For Dummies</i> gives you an inside look at&nbsp;the exciting possibilities offered in the Python world and provides a springboard to launch yourself into wherever you want your coding career to take you.</p> <p>These 7 straightforward and friendly mini-books assume the reader is a beginning programmer, and cover everything from the basic elements of Python code to introductions to the specific applications where you'll use it. Intended as a hands-on reference, the focus is on practice over theory, providing you with examples to follow as well as code for you to copy and start modifying in the "real world"&mdash;helping you get up and running in your area of interest almost right away. This means you'll be finishing off your first app or building and remote-controlling your own robot much faster than you can believe.</p> <ul> <li>Get a thorough grounding in the language basics</li> <li>Learn how the syntax is applied in high-profile industries</li> <li>Apply Python to projects in enterprise</li> <li>Find out how Python can get you into hot careers in AI, big data, and more</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're a newbie coder or just want to add Python to your magic box of tricks, this is the perfect, practical introduction&mdash;and one you'll return to as you grow your career.</p>

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Go Programming Language For Dummies

Published 04-27-2021

<p><b>Ready, set, program with Go!&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Now is the perfect time to learn&nbsp;the&nbsp;Go&nbsp;Programming Language. It&rsquo;s one of the most in-demand languages among tech recruiters&nbsp;and developers love its simplicity and power.&nbsp;<i>Go Programming Language&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;is an easy way to add this top job skill to your toolkit.&nbsp;Written&nbsp;for novice and experienced coders alike, this book&nbsp;traverses&nbsp;basic syntax, writing functions, organizing data, building packages, and interfacing with APIs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Go&mdash;or&nbsp;GoLang, as it&rsquo;s also known&mdash;has proven to be a strong choice for developers creating applications for the cloud-based world we live in.&nbsp;This book will put you&nbsp;on the path to using the language that&rsquo;s created some of&nbsp;&nbsp;today&rsquo;s leading web&nbsp;applications, so you can steer your career where you want to Go!&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Learn how Go works and start writing programs and modules&nbsp;</li> <li>Install and implement the most powerful third-party Go packages&nbsp;</li> <li>Use Go in conjunction with web services and MySQL databases&nbsp;</li> <li>Keep your codebase organized and use Go to structure data&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>With this book, you can&nbsp;join the growing numbers of developers using Go to create 21st century solutions. Step inside to take start writing code that puts&nbsp;data&nbsp;in users&rsquo;&nbsp;hands.&nbsp;</p>

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C++ All-in-One For Dummies

Published 01-07-2021

<p><b>Get ready for C++20 with all you need to know for complete mastery!</b>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your comprehensive and updated guide to one of the world&rsquo;s most popular programming languages is here! Whether you&rsquo;re a novice or expert, you&rsquo;ll find what you need to get going with the latest features of C++20. The workhorse of programming languages, C++ gives you the utmost control of data usage and interface and resource allocation. If your job involves data, proficiency in C++ means you&rsquo;re indispensable!</p> <p>This edition gives you 8 books in 1 for total C++ mastery. Inside, internationally renowned expert John Paul Mueller takes you from the fundamentals of working with objects and classes to writing applications that use paradigms not normally associated with C++, such as those used for functional programming strategies. The book also includes online resources such as source code. You discover how to use a C++ GNU compiler to build applications and even how to use your mobile device for coding.</p> <ul> <li>Conquer advanced programming and troubleshooting&nbsp;</li> <li>Streamline your code with lambda expressions</li> <li>Use C++ where you need it: for gaming, enterprise applications, and Web services</li> <li>Uncover object secrets including the use of design patterns&nbsp;</li> <li>Discover how to use functional programming techniques to make code concise and easy to read</li> </ul> <p>If you want to be your organization&rsquo;s C++ guru, <i>C++ All-In-One for Dummies</i> is where it&rsquo;s at!</p>

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WordPress For Dummies

Published 01-07-2021

<p><b>Get to know&nbsp;</b><b>WordPress&nbsp;with this simple and approachable&nbsp;reference&nbsp;</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>WordPress For Dummies, 9th Edition</i>&nbsp;helps readers discover the power of the&nbsp;WordPress&nbsp;web content building tool.&nbsp;Web builders have created&nbsp;75 million&nbsp;websites&nbsp;using&nbsp;WordPress&nbsp;and this&nbsp;book will show you how to&nbsp;add your&nbsp;blogs and&nbsp;websites&nbsp;to that count.&nbsp;</p> <p><i>WordPress For Dummies, 9</i><i><sup>th</sup></i><i>&nbsp;Edition</i>&nbsp;drops you&nbsp;right&nbsp;into the fast lane to publishing&nbsp;your first website or blog by teaching you to:&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Customize a theme&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Create your first post&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use WordPress as a&nbsp;content management system&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Work with multimedia formats&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Add plugins to your site&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Establish a publishing routine&nbsp;</p> <p>Perfect for&nbsp;new bloggers, experienced bloggers&nbsp;converting to&nbsp;WordPress&nbsp;for the first time, and people accustomed to&nbsp;WordPress&nbsp;who&nbsp;want to learn more about the full potential of&nbsp;the&nbsp;technology,&nbsp;<i>WordPress&nbsp;for Dummies, 9</i><i><sup>th</sup></i><i>&nbsp;</i><i>Edition&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;is&nbsp;an indispensable addition to&nbsp;the library of&nbsp;every blogger and webmaster.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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C Programming For Dummies

Published 10-27-2020

<p><b>Get an A grade in C</b></p> <p>As with any major language, mastery of C can take you to some <i>very</i> interesting new places. Almost 50 years after it first appeared, it's still the world's most popular programming language and is used as the basis of global industry's core systems, including operating systems, high-performance graphics applications, and microcontrollers. This means that fluent C users are in big demand at the sharp end in cutting-edge industries&mdash;such as gaming, app development, telecommunications, engineering, and even animation&mdash;to translate innovative ideas into a smoothly functioning reality.</p> <p>To help you get to where you want to go with C, this 2nd edition of <i>C Programming For Dummies</i> covers everything you need to begin writing programs, guiding you logically through the development cycle: from initial design and testing to deployment and live iteration. By the end you'll be <i>au fait</i> with the do's and don'ts of good clean writing and easily able to produce the basic&mdash;and not-so-basic&mdash;building blocks of an elegant and efficient source code.</p> <ul> <li>Write and compile source code</li> <li>Link code to create the executable program</li> <li>Debug and optimize your code</li> <li>Avoid common mistakes</li> </ul> <p>Whatever your destination: tech industry, start-up, or just developing for pleasure at home, this easy-to-follow, informative, and entertaining guide to the C programming language is the fastest and friendliest way to get there!</p>

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