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Beginning Programming

ISBN: 978-0-7645-8406-0
479 pages
April 2005
Beginning Programming (0764584065) cover image


  • Programming allows developers to create a sequence of instructions that enable computers to perform certain functions and tasks
  • Offering the basic best practices and skills for novice programmers, this book helps readers gain new skills for writing programs and developing applications
  • Teaches programming using C++ and explores scripting with JavaScript and VBScript, which are all free and don't require the reader to purchase any software
  • Includes programming projects and real-world code examples that can be modified and expanded upon
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What Is Programming?

Chapter 2: Why Learn to Program?

Chapter 3: How Computers “Read” Code.

Chapter 4: From Concepts to Code — The Language of Code.

Chapter 5: The Tools for Programming.

Chapter 6: Simple Coding.

Chapter 7: The Structure of Coding.

Chapter 8: Problem Solving.

Chapter 9: Debugging.

Chapter 10: Interface.

Chapter 11: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 12: Interacting with Files.

Chapter 13: The Windows Registry.

Chapter 14: Organizing, Planning, and Version Control.

Chapter 15: Compiling Code and Alternatives to Compiling.

Chapter 16: Distributing Your Project.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Web Resources.


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Author Information

Adrian and Kathie Kingsley-Hughes have worked in the PC and programming arena for over 10 years, first using their skills to solve real-world problems for industry before later moving on to teaching others to become programmers. In recent years they have had opportunities to teach programming to thousands of aspiring programmers through online classes. There they discovered the joys of teaching programming to people from all walks of life that had no previous background or experience in programming.
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“A welcome addition to Wrox’s Beginning series and a good all-round introduction to programming for novices.” (Publishing News, 25th March 2005)
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The code from the book in .zip format 42.59 KB Click to Download
Missing answers to the "Quick Questions" 1.48 KB Click to Download
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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
Missing answers to the "Quick Questions"
See the download page for the file containing the answers.
2 22 Error in Text
"PHP (Perl Hypertext Processor)"
should be:
"PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)"
56 Error in Binary
under the sentence "Add zeros to the left-hand side...."
the binary readout:

Should be:
67 Error in Text
for the "Or" Logical Operator. In the "In English" statement, the "x is equal to 5, and y is equal to 5." Should be: In the "In English" statement, the "x is equal to 6, or y is equal to 5."
94 Wrong File Path
It is shown that the two cfg files should be saved in:

The compiler will not work if they are saved there. It cannot find the include files. You need to save the files in
133 This page has duplicate sections
There is a listing twice on the page and the code is repeated as well. It begins with "That's simple".
167-168 Incorrect ASCII values
In the ASCII table the characters corresponding to some of the ASCII values are incorrect. The correct values are:

ASCII      Character
--------    -------------
97              a
103            g
109            m
115            s
121            y
177-178 Answer for code sample 6
The provided downloadable answers do not include an answer for code sample 6, only questions 1 to 5:

1 - 13
2 - 10
3 - No
4 - Yes
5 - An integer greater than 14

So...the answer for Q6 on page 178 should be:

6 - An integer greater than 12
204 Error in Text
Figure 8-21

error the phrase "The answer is" doesn't exist in the code
204 Text Error in Code
cout << "Tempperature Converter" << endl;

Should be:

cout << "Temperature Converter" << endl;
205 Hightlight New Line
cout << "Enter conversion type." << endl;

This line of code should be highlighted because it is also new as the two below it.
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