Beginning Programming For Dummies

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Wiley, Aug 30, 1999 - Computers - 408 pages
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Your introduction to QBASIC and beyond

Get QBASIC basics plus pointers on C, C++, and Java

Discover just how easy it is to write computer programs This friendly guide takes the mystery out of programming — and opens the door to a world of possibilities. With loads of examples and a dash of humor, author Wallace Wang walks you through the fundamentals — and shows you step by step how to write programs in QBASIC for any Windows or DOS computer.

Discover how to: Master the basics of QBASIC Tackle everything from data structures to debugging Find compilers and other professional tools online Understand object-oriented programming Compare QBASIC with C, C++, and Java

The Dummies Way™ Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

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Qbasic is still the perfect language for beginning programmers because it is "English-like," which means it makes more sense than pt->(int)foo. As part of the ever-excellent "Dummies" series, this ... Read full review


Programming a Computer 7
Proqramminq a Computer 7
All About Programming Languages 17
How to Write a Program 33
The Tools of a Computer Programmer 47
Learning Proqramminq tilth QBASIC 59
Handling Input and Output 73
Storing Stuff in Arrays 207
Dealing With Data Structures 205
Lumping Related Data in Records 217
Linked Lists and Pointers 223
Playing with ObjectOriented Programming 237
Algorithms Teltinq the Computer What To Bo 251
Searching 269
Optimizing Your Code 281

Variables Constants and Comments 85
Crunching Numbers and Playing with Strings 101
Making Decisions with Control Statements 117
Repeating Yourself with Loops 135
Advanced QBASIC Proqramminq
Writing Modular Programs 155
Using Functions 163
Making Pretty Graphics and Obnoxious Noises 169
Saving and Retrieving Stuff in Files 181
Debugging Your QBASIC Programs 195
Internet Proqramminq 291
Making Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript 319
Using Java Applets in Web Pages 331
Finding Free Java Applets 338
The Part of Tens 339
The Part of Tens 339
Ten Additional Programming Resources 351
Index 369
Index 309

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About the author (1999)

Wallace Wang is the author of more than a dozen computer books, including Visual BasicŪ 6 For DummiesŪ, and writes regularly for Boardwatch and The Net magazines.

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