Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids Paperback – Illustrated, December 14, 2014
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"Give a child a way to bring their imagination to life, and amazing things will happen."
—Steve Klabnik, from the Foreword
A Note from the Author
Learning to program sounded boring to me when I was younger. I thought programming and computers were all about math and logic—that there was no room to be creative or do anything interesting.
Then something very strange happened: I decided to give programming a try. I discovered that this thing I thought would be terribly dry and boring was exactly the opposite—it was challenging and fun. Suddenly, I was calling the shots! If I told the computer to make a puzzle game, it made a puzzle game. If I told it to make a website, it made a website.
It made real things in the world that I could see, play with, and use. It was as if all the stories I had been writing for years could now come to life, and all it took was this little box and a language I could use to talk to it.
If you’ve never programmed anything in your life, give it a try. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised, like I was. I hope you find "Ruby Wizardry" a useful first step on your very own programming adventure.
About the Author
- Lexile Measure : 0870
- Grade Level : 4 - 7
- Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 1593275668
- ISBN-13 : 978-1593275662
- Paperback : 352 pages
- Product Dimensions : 7.06 x 0.85 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : No Starch Press; 1st Edition (December 14, 2014)
- Reading level : 9 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,165,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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