Learn to Program with Scratch (No Starch Press)
Sunday, 23 February 2014

Scratch is a language traditionally reserved for teaching kids how to code using visual blocks instead of typed commands. However, this surprisingly powerful programming language can make computer science approachable for anyone. Majed Marji highlights the unexpected power of this simple but fun language as readers learn how to code without getting in over their heads.

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Author: Majed Marji
Publisher: No Starch Press
Date: February 24, 2013
Pages: 312
ISBN: 978-1593275433

 

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Learning R

Author: Richard Cotton
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-1449357108
Audience: Statisticians; novice programmers with a stats background
Rating: 4
Reviewer: Mike James

Books on R often cover both programming and statistics. This one is only about the language.



Programming Your Home

Author: Mike Riley
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Pages: 200
ISBN: 978-1934356906
Aimed at: Makers
Rating: 3
Pros: Some interesting ideas for projects
Cons: Odd mix of methods, some strange design decisions
Reviewed by: Harry Fairhead

 

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