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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Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0321604811
Aimed at: Competent Rails developers
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0321861276
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Reviewer: Mike James

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