The Complete Idiot's Guide to Programming Basics

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The Complete Idiot's GuideA (R) to Programming Basics is ideal for the computer user who has heard techy friends talk about loops and arrays or read bits and pieces about programming in glossy computer magazines but really wouldn't know how to start making a program if he or she had to. This books chapters present content in a gradual yet entertaining way on how basic programming concepts are put together to build simple but albeit fundamental programming results.

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Award-winning author Clayton Walnum started programming computers in 1982, when he traded in an IBM Selectric typewriter to buy an Atari 400 computer (16K of RAM!). Clay soon learned to combine his interest in writing with his newly acquired programming skills and started selling programs and articles to computer magazines. In 1985, ANALOG Computing, a nationally-distributed computer magazine, hired him as a technical editor, and before leaving the magazine business in 1989 to become a freelance writer, Clay had worked his way up to executive editor. He has since acquired a degree in computer science and has written more than 40 books (translated into many languages) covering everything from computer gaming to 3D graphics programming. He's also written hundreds of magazine articles and software reviews as well as countless programs. His recent books include The Complete Idiot's Guide to Visual Basic 6 and Teach Yourself Game Programming with Visual Basic in 21 Days. Clay's biggest disappointment in life is that he wasn't one of the Beatles. To compensate, he writes and records rock music in his home studio. You can reach Clay on his home page at http://www.claytonwalnum.com or via e-mail at cwalnum@claytonwalnum.com.

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