Begin to Code with JavaScript

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3Become a JavaScript programmer and have fun doing it!
Start writing software that solves real problems, even if you have absolutely no programming experience! This friendly, easy, full-color book puts you in total control of your own learning, empowering you to build unique and useful programs. Microsoft has completely reinvented the beginning programmer's tutorial, reflecting deep research into how today's beginners learn, and why other books fall short. Begin to Code with JavaScript is packed with innovations, from its JavaScript code samples you can interact with straight from your browser to its Make Something Happen projects. Whether you're a total beginner or you've tried before, this guide will put the power, excitement, and fun of programming where it belongs: in your hands! Easy, friendly, and you're in control!

Learn how to...

  • Get and use the powerful free Visual Studio Code tool for JavaScript programming
  • Explore the JavaScript environment and see what happens when programs run
  • Learn key concepts from example programs, and use them to jumpstart your own
  • Create web pages containing JavaScript programs using HTML and CSS
  • Write complete JavaScript programs that run inside browsers
  • Master JavaScript features for storing and processing data
  • Break large programs into small, flexible components
  • Use software objects to create custom data types to solve specific problems
  • Design more attractive and usable applications
  • Make your programs more secure and reliable
  • Use libraries and frameworks to create powerful software more quickly
  • Get started with the essentials of interactive game development

About This Book
For absolute beginners who've never written a line of code
For anyone who's been frustrated with other beginning programming books or courses
For people who've started out with other languages and now want to learn JavaScript

Microsoft Press