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  • I recommend this book to all of you who want to learn to program

    • by protoboard

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      Nowadays it isn’t uncommon to use a computer every day. It doesn’t matter if we are working, studying or just hanging out, chances are we use a computer to do our every day, regular stuff. There are lots of different software to get a lot of different things done, like word processors, media players, designing software and so on. Computers can do a lot of things, they seem to be really smart but the truth is they aren’t. They only know how to do a very reduced set of things but they really excel at following orders and the greatest part is

      that everybody can tell a computer what to do, to do so all that’s needed is to use a programming language. “Learn to Program” from Pragmatic Bookshelf is a programming book written by Chris Pine that teaches the reader how to give those orders to a computer. It’s a small book with only 149 pages that guides the reader through the world of programming using the Ruby programming language. It’s a easy to read book that shows that everyone can learn to program and become a software developer.

      “Learn to Program” is a book every person who whises to… ahem… learn to program.

      • It’s really easy to follow and is written in a very simple english so even a young kid can read it. The book has 15 chapters and on every single one Chris Pine uses a light and entertaining language that helps clearify the concepts presented on each chapter. He uses everyday examples with one or two jokes, wich is great because you learn something and have a little fun too.

        The second edition of “Learn to Program” has a lot of examples and suggested problems that challenge the reader to solve them using all the learned techniques. The example exercises are great because

        they all include an answer, and not only one, but two: one using the techniques covered by the book and another using more advanced techniques that shows how Chris Pine would do it. That’s awesome because you are getting all the basics while having the oportunity of seeing more advanced coding and thus learning a little bit more.

        I recommend this book to all of you who want to learn to program. It is a pleasant book and with it you will learn so many things. I even recommend it as a “general culture” reading, every one should read it just because it’s entertaining and fun.

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