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Python For Kids For Dummies

Python For Kids For Dummies

Brendan Scott

ISBN: 978-1-119-11085-9

Sep 2015

320 pages

$19.99

Description

The kid-friendly way to learning coding with Python

Calling all wanna-be coders! Experts point to Python as one of the best languages to start with when you're learning coding, and Python For Kids For Dummies makes it easier than ever. Packed with approachable, bite-sized projects that won't make you lose your cool, this fun and friendly guide teaches the basics of coding with Python in a language you can understand. In no time, you'll be installing Python tools, creating guessing games, building a geek speak translator, making a trivia game, constructing a Minecraft chat client, and so much more.

Whether you don't have the opportunity to take coding classes at school or in camp—or just simply prefer to learn on your own—Python For Kids For Dummies makes getting acquainted with this popular coding language fast and easy. It walks you step-by-step through basic coding projects and provides lots of hands-on tasks that give you a sweet sense of accomplishment when you complete them. What's not to love about that?

  • Navigate the basics of coding with the Python language
  • Create your own applications and games
  • Find help from other Python users
  • Expand your technology skills with Python

If you're a pre-to-early-teen looking to add coding skills to your creativity toolbox, Python For Kids For Dummies is your sure-fire weapon for getting up and running with one of the hottest programming languages around.

Introduction 1

Week 1: Slithering into Python 7

Project 1: Getting Started with Python 9

Project 2: Hello World! 35

Week 2: Building Guessing Games 57

Project 3: Guessing Game 59

Project 4: Set Up Your Coding Environment 84

Project 5: A Better Guessing Game 103

Week 3: Creating Word Games 141

Project 6: Hacker Speaker: 1337 Sp34k3r 143

Project 7: Cryptopy 177

Project 8: Silly Sentences 219

Week 4: Stepping Up to Object]Oriented Programming 235

Project 9: Address Book 237

Project 10: Math Trainer 281

Index 309

Code samples
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Bonus Chapter 1: Bonus Project 1 - Hellow GUI World!
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Bonus Chapter 2: Bonus Project 2 - Spline Drawing Program
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Bonus Chapter 3: Minecraft+Py+Pi
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