Description : DescriptionSoftware development is a two-step process. 1. Solve the problem logically, and 2. Translate the logic into syntax of a programming language. First step is very helpful in developing our logical capacity. The second step is about remembering the language syntax and knowing its use. A good artisan should be adroit in using his tools. But it is his creative thinking, and not the usage of his tools, that makes him a good artisan. Similarly, a good coder should know how to use a programming language, but his problem-solving abilities and logical capacity makes him a good programmer. In most advanced programming languages, you first go thru the tiring installations, acclimatize yourself with nuances of the IDE and remember complex syntaxes, before you can write your first program. Many students lose their interest in software development because of this infrastructure work and never experience the magic! Scratch programming, on the other hand, has a bare-minimum syntax and is very easy to start. This book is an attempt to enhance our logical abilities using Scratch as a tool. K12 students should read it to enhance their brain-power. Parent should read it to help your children. Teachers should read it to develop educational aids. Student of computer science should pick this book to learn about all programming constructs, and also get introduced to many computer science concepts like Multi-threading. It is a small book, but there is something for everyone in this book. ContentsAcknowledgement, The Environment, My First Project - Events and Motions ,Scratching more - Sounds & Costumes ,Branching, Looping, Having my Own Data, Scratch for Logic Building, A Sneak peek into Scratch 3.0 69
Description : Get ready for a fun-filled experience of learning Java by developing games for the Android platform Key Features Learn Java, Android, and object-oriented programming from scratch Build games including Sub Hunter, Retro Pong, Bullet Hell, Classic Snake, and a 2D Scrolling Shooter Create and design your own games, such as an open-world platform game Book Description Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems presently. It uses the most popular programming language, Java, as the primary language for building apps of all types. However, this book is unlike other Android books in that it doesn’t assume that you already have Java proficiency. This new and expanded second edition of Learning Java by Building Android Games shows you how to start building Android games from scratch. The difficulty level will grow steadily as you explore key Java topics, such as variables, loops, methods, object oriented programming, and design patterns, including code and examples that are written for Java 9 and Android P. At each stage, you will put what you’ve learned into practice by developing a game. You will build games such as Minesweeper, Retro Pong, Bullet Hell, and Classic Snake and Scrolling Shooter games. In the later chapters, you will create a time-trial, open-world platform game. By the end of the book, you will not only have grasped Java and Android but will also have developed six cool games for the Android platform. What you will learn Set up a game development environment in Android Studio Implement screen locking, screen rotation, pixel graphics, and play sound effects Respond to a player’s touch, and program intelligent enemies who challenge the player in different ways Learn game development concepts, such as collision detection, animating sprite sheets, simple tracking and following, AI, parallax backgrounds, and particle explosions Animate objects at 60 frames per second (FPS) and manage multiple independent objects using Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Understand the essentials of game programming, such as design patterns, object-oriented programming, Singleton, strategy, and entity-component patterns Learn how to use the Android API, including Activity lifecycle, detecting version number, SoundPool API, Paint, Canvas, and Bitmap classes Build a side-scrolling shooter and an open world 2D platformer using advanced OOP concepts and programming patterns Who this book is for Learning Java by Building Android Games is for you if you are completely new to Java, Android, or game programming and want to make Android games. This book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience of using Java on Android or any other platform without game development experience.
Description : In the future, there are going to be millions of jobs with no one to fill them if more kids don't learn how to code. So why aren't more kids learning to program? Some think it's too hard, and others don't have parents who can help them because they don't know programming themselves. Learning to code with a tool like Scratch, an open source programming platform maintained by MIT, and having fun goals, like writing games, just might make a difference. That's where this book comes in. Hello, Scratch! is a how-to book that helps parents and kids work together to learn programming skills by creating new versions of old retro-style arcade games with Scratch. By building games, readers not only create fun finished products, but they'll learn important programming skills along the way. By the time readers are done, they'll be able to create their own games and understand the basics of computer programming and game design. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Description : Instead of designing e-learning programs from scratch, use this book to learn how to adapt your instructional design expertise to the demands of this new environment. Get step-by-step guidelines, discover solutions to key challenges, and learn how to balance the educational needs of your learners with the practical constraints of e-learning. Plus, a valuable ""big picture"" view of e-learning helps you design programs that fit your organization's goals.
Description : Learn how to code your very own computer games using Scratch software. With easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, create all types of popular games from Snake and Brick Bouncer to driving and action games. 20 Games to Create with Scratch introduces key coding concepts through simple and practical tasks - from drawing shapes and giving instructions in code to building games and much more! Each chapter progresses in difficulty, yet instructions and explanations are always easy to understand.
Description : Learn all the Java and Android skills you need to start making powerful mobile applications About This Book Kick-start your Android programming career, or just have fun publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace A first-principles introduction to Java, via Android, which means you'll be able to start building your own applications from scratch Learn by example and build three real-world apps and over 40 mini apps throughout the book Who This Book Is For Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven't found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don't know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you're just frustrated that “to learn Android, you must know java.” If so, Android Programming for Beginners is for you. You don't need any programming experience to follow along with this book, just a computer and a sense of adventure. What You Will Learn Master the fundamentals of coding Java for Android Install and set up your Android development environment Build functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designer Add user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your apps Manage your apps' data using the built-in Android SQLite database Find out about the design patterns used by professionals to make top-grade applications Build, deploy, and publish real Android applications to the Google Play marketplace In Detail Android is the most popular OS in the world. There are millions of devices accessing tens of thousands of applications. It is many people's entry point into the world of technology; it is an operating system for everyone. Despite this, the entry-fee to actually make Android applications is usually a computer science degree, or five years' worth of Java experience. Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android applications from scratch—whether you're looking to start your programming career, make an application for work, be reintroduced to mobile development, or are just looking to program for fun. We will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the Java basics to working with the Android API. All examples are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process. After this crash-course, we'll dive deeper into Android programming and you'll learn how to create applications with a professional-standard UI through fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and store your user's data with SQLite. In addition, you'll see how to make your apps multilingual, capture images from a device's camera, and work with graphics, sound, and animations too. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java. Style and approach With more than 40 mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for Beginners is a hands-on guide to learning Android and Java. Each example application demonstrates a different aspect of Android programming. Alongside these mini apps, we push your abilities by building three larger applications to demonstrate Android application development in context.
Description : Learn to master basic programming tasks from scratch with real-life scientific examples in this complete introduction to Python.
Description : This book constitutes the revised selected papers of the workshops of the 13th International Conference of Web-based Learning, ICWL 2014, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August 2014. This volume comprises papers of six workshops: 1. The Seventh International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities (SPeL 2014) 2. The First International Workshop on Peer-Review, Peer-Assessment, and Self-Assessment in Education (PRASAE 2014) 3. International Workshop on Mobile and Personalized Learning (IWMPL 2014) 4. The First International Workshop on Open Badges in Education (OBIE 2014) 5. The Fourth International Symposium on Knowledge Management & E-Learning (KMEL 2014) 6. The Future of e-Textbooks Workshop (FeT 2014).
Description : The Coding in the City book presents early learners with a city story challenge they can solve using Scratch 3. Simple text and instructional images guide students to deepen their understanding of coding. Readers learn about coordinates, movement, sprite characteristics, events, and more. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes extension activities and opportunities for students to customize and experiment with their code. Call outs on each page help students grasp the conceptual understanding behind the code block. Book includes table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography.
Description : The Coding at the Zoo book presents early learners with a zoo story challenge they can solve using Scratch 3. Simple text and instructional images guide students to deepen their understanding of coding. Readers learn about coordinates, movement, sprite characteristics, events, and more. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes extension activities and opportunities for students to customize and experiment with their code. Call outs on each page help students grasp the conceptual understanding behind the code block. Book includes table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography.