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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Google+: The Missing Manual

Author: Kevin Purdy
Publisher: O'Reilly, 2011
Pages: 232
ISBN: 978-1449311872
Aimed at: New and confused users of Google+
Rating: 4
Pros: Well organized, good explanations
Cons: Impossible to be up-to-date
Reviewed by: Lucy Black

Does this title live up to its motto "the book that should have come with the [ ... ]



Python Cookbook (3e)

Author: David Beazley & Brian K. Jones
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pages: 706
ISBN: 978-1449340377
Audience: Intermediate Python programmers
Rating: 4.8
Reviewer: Alex Armstrong

A Python cookbook is surely handy, given the complexity of the  language - but only if it covers a good range of topics.


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