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Coding For Dummies
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Coding For Dummies, (9781119293323) was previously published as Coding For Dummies, (9781118951309). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Hands-on exercises help you learn to code like a pro No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it's needed. Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice. The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for? The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part 1: Getting Started with Coding 5 CHAPTER 1: What Is Coding? 7 CHAPTER 2: Programming for the Web 19 CHAPTER 3: Becoming a Programmer 33 Part 2: Building the Silent and Interactive Web Page 41 CHAPTER 4: Exploring Basic HTML 43 CHAPTER 5: Getting More Out of HTML 59 CHAPTER 6: Getting Stylish with CSS 75 CHAPTER 7: Next Steps with CSS 97 CHAPTER 8: Working Faster with Twitter Bootstrap 119 CHAPTER 9: Adding in JavaScript 135 Part 3: Putting Together a Web Application 157 CHAPTER 10: Building Your Own App 159 CHAPTER 11: Researching Your First Web Application 171 CHAPTER 12: Coding and Debugging Your First Web Application 187 Part 4: Developing Your Coding Skills Further 197 CHAPTER 13: Getting Familiar with Ruby 199 CHAPTER 14: Wrapping Your Head around Python 213 Part 5: The Part of Tens 227 CHAPTER 15: Ten Free Resources for Coding and Coders 229 CHAPTER 16: Ten Tips for Novice Coders 237 Index 245

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Nikhil Abraham was Director of Business Development & Growth at Codecademy. In that role, he taught and trained thousands of beginning coders across a variety of professions. He helped refine Codecademy's online courses, which have introduced basic coding skills to millions of learners.

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