By the end of this book, you will have learned the basics of programming and built a Pokémon card game at the same time.
This book is based on Sidd’s experience teaching his son programming and he thinks anyone can enjoy the unlimited possibilities from knowing how to code. Code opens the doors to all kinds of fun projects. Imagine being able to make the games you play!
This book will teach you how to think in code, write code that is easy to understand, work with friends on code projects and also what to do once your project is complete.
This book contains over a 100 screenshots showing every concept and every step in action. All the code in the book is beautifully syntax highlighted including showing all the additions (diff highlighting) made while working on the game to make learning easier.
The code is fully tested in Chrome, Firefox and Edge. All the code is available online on GitHub. Not only is the code well commented, it is built up step by step and it teaches good organization and commenting practices that will make the code easier to use and read.
Author Siddharth Dala
– Peter T
Families that learn together stick together, so make it a family affair as this book is suitable for both kids and adults.
Sid has a nice conversational style — no “hello world” but more kid appropriate “poop stinks.” HA HA.
My 9 yo and I have finished first 4 chapters and absolutely love this book. Gamification is a powerful tool in learning and this is what Sid uses to help you (read: your family) build a Pokemon game. Once built the whole family can play! Highly recommended.
– Himanshu G
I purchased this book for myself and my daughter. I am not computer/tech savvy (over 50 years of age ) and want to teach my old brain some new tricks. More importantly, I want my daughter to learn basic programming as the world we live in is becoming more and more dominated by computers and people’s ability to program them. So far I have to say that it is written in a manner that all ages can learn, understand and enjoy while learning to code.
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