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 Java, 4th Ed

Author: Patrick Niemeyer & Dan Leuck
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pages: 1010
ISBN: 978-1449319243
Audience: Programmers already familiar with Java
Rating: 3.5
Reviewer: Alex Armstrong

Learning Java - obviously a book for someone who wants to learn Java. Don't be too quick to leap to that conclusion!



Alan Turing's Electronic Brain

Author: B. Jack Copeland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages: 592
ISBN: 978-0199609154
Audience: Historians of computing
Rating: 4.5
Reviewer: Harry Fairhead

Alan Turing didn't have an electronic brain, but he did try to build one.


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