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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Computers are everywhere, on every desk, in your iPod, cell phone, and PDA. To
live well in the 21st century, you need to know how to make computers do
things. And to really make computers do what you want, you have to learn to
Fortunately, that's easier now than ever before. Chris Pine's book will teach
you how to program. You'll learn to use your computer better, to get it to do
what you want it to do. Starting with small, simple one-line programs to
calculate your age in seconds, you'll see how to advance to fully structured,
real programs. You'll learn the same technology used to drive modern dynamic
websites and large, professional applications.
It's now easier to learn to write your own computer software than it has ever
been before. Now everyone can learn to write programs for themselves---no
previous experience is necessary. Chris takes a thorough, but light-hearted
approach that teaches you how to program with a minimum of fuss or bother.