Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Third Edition
||Author: Greg Perry|
List Price: $18.95
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Publisher: Que (20 November, 2002)
Sales Rank: 40,384
Average Customer Rating: 4.21 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Don't buy without having Visual Basic
This book requires visual basic. So if you thought all you had to do to start programming today think again. Trying to read this book without following along in visual basic was way to confusing. So if you want to buy this book to learn programming I would also recommend you buy Microsoft's Visual Basic. You can find the current price at microsoft.com. Other wise I would recommend to a true absolute beginner buying Wallace Wang's "Beginning Programming for Dummies" Try to keep in mind you will want the most recent edition because things in the languages change with each version.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Not a good guide at all....
This book dives into various programming languages which is helpful - but does not provide clear examples or suggest how you can write basic programs. Even using Visual Studio .Net I struggled to get the code in this book to generate a working program. I would not recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to write programs - there are much better books on the various languages. I was very disappointed by this book and have already retired it.
Rating: 2 out of 5
I bought this book because of the glorious praise it received on this website, as well as on others. I am definitely an ABSOLUTE beginner, and found the first four chapters extremely easy to read and informative. I was very much looking forward to Chapter 5 and beginning to program. The book DOES NOT provide a CDROM with the necessary programs, and if you are an absolute beginner like me, you probably have no idea where you can get these programs (except to purchase them all). I'm still bewildered. If the programs were available I would give a much higher star rating.
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