Scratch 3 Programming Playground

Scratch 3 features an updated interface, new programming blocks, and the ability to run on tablets and smartphones, so you can learn how to code on the go. In Scratch 3 Programming Playground, you'll learn to code by making cool games.

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781718500211

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

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A project-filled introduction to coding that shows kids how to build programs by making cool games. Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners worldwide. Scratch 3 features an updated interface, new programming blocks, and the ability to run on tablets and smartphones, so you can learn how to code on the go. In Scratch 3 Programming Playground, you'll learn to code by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions with full-color images, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code. You'll learn to make games like: • Maze Runner: escape the maze! • Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail • Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks • Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone • Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic • Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros Learning how to program shouldn't be dry and dreary. With Scratch 3 Programming Playground, you'll make a game of it! Covers: Scratch 3

Scratch Programming Playground

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Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593277628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners, and in Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll learn to program by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code. You’ll learn to make games like: –Maze Runner: escape the maze! –Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail –Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks –Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone –Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic –Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros. Learning how to program shouldn’t be dry and dreary. With Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll make a game of it! Uses Scratch 2

Scratch 3 Programming Playground

Scratch 3 features an updated interface, new programming blocks, and the ability to run on tablets and smartphones, so you can learn to code on the go. In Scratch 3 Programming Playground , you'll learn to code by making cool games.

Author: Al Sweigart

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ISBN: OCLC:1237637639

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Page: 288

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Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners worldwide. Scratch 3 features an updated interface, new programming blocks, and the ability to run on tablets and smartphones, so you can learn to code on the go. In Scratch 3 Programming Playground , you'll learn to code by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and run mazes! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions with full-color images, review questions, and creative coding challenges. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code. You'll learn to make games like: •Maze Runner, a maze navigation challenge •Rainbow Lines, a dazzling animation program •Asteroid Breaker, a space adventure game •Basketball, a gravity-based game of hoops •Brick Breaker, a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic •Platformer, a game inspired by Super Mario Bros. Learning how to program shouldn't be dry and dreary. With Scratch 3 Programming Playground , you'll make a game of it! Uses Scratch 3.

Coding Activities for Making Animation and Art in Scratch

The Official Scratch Coding Cards (Scratch 3.0): Creative Coding Activities for Kids. 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press, 2019. Sweigart, Al. Scratch Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games.

Author: Adam Furgang

Publisher: 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'

ISBN: 9781725340930

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Scratch is a visual, color-coded programming language that is useful for anyone who wants to learn programming basics. Using Scratch, budding programmers of almost any age or experience can learn to code animations, art, digital stories, music, and video games. Beginners will quickly see how easy and rewarding it can be to create digital art with a software langue. This informative book includes ten engaging activities to instruct readers to quickly start creating art and animation projects with Scratch. The instructions open the door for readers to explore Scratch on their own in more detail.

Learn to Program with Minecraft

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Author: Craig Richardson

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593277451

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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You’ve bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you’ll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers! Begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use your new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings, and turn boring blocks into gold. You’ll also write programs that: –Take you on an automated teleportation tour around your Minecraft world –Build massive monuments, pyramids, forests, and more in a snap! –Make secret passageways that open when you activate a hidden switch –Create a spooky ghost town that vanishes and reappears elsewhere –Show exactly where to dig for rare blocks –Cast a spell so that a cascade of flowers (or dynamite if you’re daring!) follows your every move –Make mischief with dastardly lava traps and watery curses that cause huge floods Whether you’re a Minecraft megafan or a newbie, you’ll see Minecraft in a whole new light while learning the basics of programming. Sure, you could spend all day mining for precious resources or building your mansion by hand, but with the power of Python, those days are over! Requires: Windows 7 or later; OS X 10.10 or later; or a Raspberry Pi. Uses Python 3

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python 2nd Edition

PYTHON PLAYGROUND Geeky Projects for the Curious Programmer by MAHESH VENKITACHALAM OCTOBER 2015 , 352 pp . ... R. INVENT YOUR OWN COMPUTER GAMES WITH PYTHON SCRATCH PROGRAMMING PLAYGROUND Learn to Program by Making Cool Games by AL ...

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593279929

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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The second edition of this best-selling Python book (over 500,000 copies sold!) uses Python 3 to teach even the technically uninclined how to write programs that do in minutes what would take hours to do by hand. There is no prior programming experience required and the book is loved by liberal arts majors and geeks alike. If you've ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In this fully revised second edition of the best-selling classic Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand--no prior programming experience required. You'll learn the basics of Python and explore Python's rich library of modules for performing specific tasks, like scraping data off websites, reading PDF and Word documents, and automating clicking and typing tasks. The second edition of this international fan favorite includes a brand-new chapter on input validation, as well as tutorials on automating Gmail and Google Sheets, plus tips on automatically updating CSV files. You'll learn how to create programs that effortlessly perform useful feats of automation to: • Search for text in a file or across multiple files • Create, update, move, and rename files and folders • Search the Web and download online content • Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size • Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs • Send email responses and text notifications • Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and updated practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don't spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you've never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition.

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python 4E

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Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593278113

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python will teach you how to make computer games using the popular Python programming language—even if you’ve never programmed before! Begin by building classic games like Hangman, Guess the Number, and Tic-Tac-Toe, and then work your way up to more advanced games, like a text-based treasure hunting game and an animated collision-dodging game with sound effects. Along the way, you’ll learn key programming and math concepts that will help you take your game programming to the next level. Learn how to: –Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs –Choose the right data structures for the job, such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples –Add graphics and animation to your games with the pygame module –Handle keyboard and mouse input –Program simple artificial intelligence so you can play against the computer –Use cryptography to convert text messages into secret code –Debug your programs and find common errors As you work through each game, you’ll build a solid foundation in Python and an understanding of computer science fundamentals. What new game will you create with the power of Python? The projects in this book are compatible with Python 3.

Cracking Codes with Python

Each program includes the full code and a line-by-line explanation of how things work. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to code in Python and you’ll have the clever programs to prove it!

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593278694

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Learn how to program in Python while making and breaking ciphers—algorithms used to create and send secret messages! After a crash course in Python programming basics, you’ll learn to make, test, and hack programs that encrypt text with classical ciphers like the transposition cipher and Vigenère cipher. You’ll begin with simple programs for the reverse and Caesar ciphers and then work your way up to public key cryptography, the type of encryption used to secure today’s online transactions, including digital signatures, email, and Bitcoin. Each program includes the full code and a line-by-line explanation of how things work. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to code in Python and you’ll have the clever programs to prove it! You’ll also learn how to: - Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs - Use dictionary files to instantly detect whether decrypted messages are valid English or gibberish - Create test programs to make sure that your code encrypts and decrypts correctly - Code (and hack!) a working example of the affine cipher, which uses modular arithmetic to encrypt a message - Break ciphers with techniques such as brute-force and frequency analysis There’s no better way to learn to code than to play with real programs. Cracking Codes with Python makes the learning fun!

Learning Swift Programming

Written for developers with previous experience in any other modern language, this book explains Swift simply and clearly, using relevant examples that solve realistic problems.

Author: Jacob Schatz

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780133961140

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Get started fast with Swift programming for iOS and OS X Learning Swift Programming is a fast-paced, hands-on introduction to writing production-quality iOS and OS X apps with Apple’s new programming language. Written for developers with previous experience in any other modern language, this book explains Swift simply and clearly, using relevant examples that solve realistic problems. Author Jacob Schatz’s popular Skip Wilson video tutorials on YouTube have already helped thousands of Apple developers get started with Swift. Now, he helps you take full advantage of Swift’s advanced design, remarkable performance, and streamlined development techniques. Step-by-step, you’ll move from basic syntax through advanced features such as closures and generics–discovering helpful tips and tricks along the way. After you’ve mastered Swift’s building blocks and learned about its key innovations, a full section of case studies walks you through building complete apps from scratch. Compare Swift with Objective-C, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and C Collect data with arrays and dictionaries, and store it with variables and constants Group commonly-used code into functions for easy reuse Structure your code with enums, structs, and classes Use generics to get more done with less code Write closures to share small blocks of functionality Use optionals to write more robust, crash-resistant, and cleaner code Integrate existing Objective-C code into new Swift apps Program on the bit and byte level with advanced operators Implement efficient design patterns with protocols and delegates Create animated 2D games with SpriteKit, and 3D games with SceneKit Contents at a Glance 1 Getting Your Feet Wet Building Blocks of Swift Optionals: A Gift to Unwrap Tuples Number Types and Converting Between Them Coming to Swift from Objective-C and C 2 Collecting Data Using Arrays Modifying Arrays Using Dictionaries 3 Making Things Happen: Functions Defining Functions More on Parameters 4 Structuring Code: Enums, Structs, and Classes Enums Structs 5 Making a Game Building a User Interface (UI) The Action-Packed View Controller 6 Reusable Code: Closures What Are Closures? Closures in Other Languages How Closures Work and Why They’re Awesome 7 Subscripts and Advanced Operators Writing Your First Subscript Bits and Bytes with Advanced Operators Customizing Operators Making Your Own Operators Bits and Bytes in Real Life 8 Protocols Writing Your First Protocol Animizable and Humanizable Delegation Protocols as Types Protocols in Collections Optional Chaining 9 Becoming Flexible with Generics The Problem That Generics Solve 10 Games with SpriteKit Setting Up the Project The Start Screen Dangerous Ground A Hero to the Rescue Enemies in Motion Spawned Obstacles Smashing Physics 11 Games with SceneKit Creating DAE Files Creating a New SceneKit Project Your SceneKit Files Making the Game Bridging the Gap to Objective-C 12 Apps with UIKit Application Types Loading a Table View Loading Data from a URL