JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming

By | November 16, 2017
JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming Author Nick Morgan
ISBN-10 1593274084
ISBN-13 9781593274085
Year 2014-12-12
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher No Starch Press
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JavaScript is the programming language of the Internet the secret sauce that makes the Web awesome your favorite sites interactive and online games fun JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient step by step examples paired with funny illustrations You ll begin with the basics like working with strings arrays and loops and then move on to more advanced topics like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas Along the way you ll write games such as Find the Buried Treasure Hangman and Snake You ll also learn how to Create functions to organize and reuse your codeWrite and modify HTML to create dynamic web pagesUse the DOM and jQuery to make your web pages react to user inputUse the Canvas element to draw and animate graphicsProgram real user controlled games with collision detection and score keepingWith visual examples like bouncing balls animated bees and racing cars you can really see what you re programming Each chapter builds on the last and programming challenges at the end of each chapter will stretch your brain and inspire your own amazing programs Make something cool with JavaScript today Ages 10 and their parents

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