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Starting Out with Alice: A Visual Introduction to Programming, 2nd Edition (Gaddis Series) 2nd Edition
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The only downsides to this textbook are that there is no glossary of terms (a feature that would have been very helpful when it comes to programming), and many of the tutorials are very simplistic--something which is good at first, but grows a little boring when you find yourself wanting something of a challenge. And finally, Alice itself tends to have a few glitches here and there (mainly only in that it can slow things down and even take a few minutes to load).
Overall, I'd say this book is worth the price. I give it four out of five stars.
I understood that I wanted the simplest possible introduction to basic programming and I dug through the introductory programming books available on Amazon until I found this one.Read more ›
There is not actual coding, but it teaches you the structure and how different actions will affect other areas. I think that it would be a big help for those who want to ease themselves into programming and it would even be fun for older kids who want to learn.
- Web Sections and Chapters
Though when you sign up online all you have access to are the "VideoNotes". I would not have opened the access code if I could not have access to the chapters. SO THAT WAS A TOTAL LIE. I even contacted the publisher to verify this:
"We investigated and found only video notes are available for this book."
I think the publisher should do something about it.
Other than that, the book is OK.
NOTE: I don't know what system the software in the book is for (Mac or Windows), but you can always go to the publisher's website and download it for a Mac (that is the computer I have).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book ! it came in very fast in good condition and saved a lot of money. Thank you very much !!Published 16 months ago by Musa Manneh
Great book. Had a lot of screenshots and all the instructions were very simple and easy to follow. Chapter's were a reasonable length and I never felt overwhelmed by anything.Published on January 9, 2014 by S. murphy
Very self explanatory, yet I sucked at learning it. The steps are short and sweet, almost to short where I couldn't understand what I was doing.Published on September 20, 2013 by Kelly
Starting Out with Alice has been the perfect guide to teaching young students unfamiliar with programming concepts. Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Bob Evans
This book was helpful because I got on the right time but there one thing that I wasn't satisfy with and that was the CD.
It didn't work. Beside that the rest was okay.
Book was pretty cool to learn Alice, but I think it could have been better. I've already resold this book. It came fast, though. The seller is good.Published on February 19, 2013 by Jack