JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming

By Nick Morgan

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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Publisher No Starch Press
Publish date 12/12/2014
Pages 336
ISBN-13 9781593274085
ISBN-10 1593274084
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