Learn to Program with Minecraft

Learn to Program with Minecraft Author Craig Richardson
ISBN-10 9781593276706
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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You’ve bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you’ll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers! Begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use your new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings, and turn boring blocks into gold. You’ll also write programs that: -Take you on an automated teleportation tour around your Minecraft world -Build massive monuments, pyramids, forests, and more in a snap! -Make secret passageways that open when you activate a hidden switch -Create a spooky ghost town that vanishes and reappears elsewhere -Show exactly where to dig for rare blocks -Cast a spell so that a cascade of flowers (or dynamite if you’re daring!) follows your every move -Make mischief with dastardly lava traps and watery curses that cause huge floods Whether you’re a Minecraft megafan or a newbie, you’ll see Minecraft in a whole new light while learning the basics of programming. Sure, you could spend all day mining for precious resources or building your mansion by hand, but with the power of Python, those days are over! Requires: Windows 7 or later; OS X 10.10 or later; or a Raspberry Pi. Uses Python 3

Learn to Program with Minecraft

Learn to Program with Minecraft Author Craig Richardson
ISBN-10 9781593277451
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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You’ve bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you’ll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers! Begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use your new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings, and turn boring blocks into gold. You’ll also write programs that: –Take you on an automated teleportation tour around your Minecraft world –Build massive monuments, pyramids, forests, and more in a snap! –Make secret passageways that open when you activate a hidden switch –Create a spooky ghost town that vanishes and reappears elsewhere –Show exactly where to dig for rare blocks –Cast a spell so that a cascade of flowers (or dynamite if you’re daring!) follows your every move –Make mischief with dastardly lava traps and watery curses that cause huge floods Whether you’re a Minecraft megafan or a newbie, you’ll see Minecraft in a whole new light while learning the basics of programming. Sure, you could spend all day mining for precious resources or building your mansion by hand, but with the power of Python, those days are over! Requires: Windows 7 or later; OS X 10.10 or later; or a Raspberry Pi. Uses Python 3

Python for Kids

Python for Kids Author Jason R. Briggs
ISBN-10 9781593274078
Year 2013
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Introduces the basics of the Python programming language, covering how to use data structures, organize and reuse code, draw shapes and patterns with turtle, and create games and animations with tkinter.

Teach Your Kids to Code

Teach Your Kids to Code Author Bryson Payne
ISBN-10 9781593276812
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Teach Your Kids to Code is a parent's and teacher's guide to teaching kids basic programming and problem solving using Python, the powerful language used in college courses and by tech companies like Google and IBM. Step-by-step explanations will have kids learning computational thinking right away, while visual and game-oriented examples hold their attention. Friendly introductions to fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, and functions will help even the youngest programmers build the skills they need to make their own cool games and applications. Whether you've been coding for years or have never programmed anything at all, Teach Your Kids to Code will help you show your young programmer how to: –Explore geometry by drawing colorful shapes with Turtle graphics –Write programs to encode and decode messages, play Rock-Paper-Scissors, and calculate how tall someone is in Ping-Pong balls –Create fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and Pong –Add interactivity, animation, and sound to their apps Teach Your Kids to Code is the perfect companion to any introductory programming class or after-school meet-up, or simply your educational efforts at home. Spend some fun, productive afternoons at the computer with your kids—you can all learn something!

Adventures in Python

Adventures in Python Author Craig Richardson
ISBN-10 9781118951798
Year 2015-02-16
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Designed for students who want to learn Python programming, an introduction to related open-source language fundamentals and concepts assumes no prior experience throughout nine video-supported, instructive projects that provide an entry into learning other programming languages. Original.

Adventures in Minecraft

Adventures in Minecraft Author David Whale
ISBN-10 9781118946855
Year 2014-11-05
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraft and programming. Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gaming experience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraft programming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in the highly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11- to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programming skills while having fun with Minecraft! Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, and make a 3D duplicating machine Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, and a treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges Build custom game control panels using simple electronic circuits Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres and pyramids Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, and program an alien invasion Plan and write a complete interactive arena game Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writing Minecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anything you can imagine. To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures in Minecraft companion website supplies you with a video for each adventure in the book, downloadable code files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonus adventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraft accomplishments. By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineers who design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft and develop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraft world. They both work regularly with young people in schools, computing clubs and at community events, giving talks about Minecraft programming and running programming workshops.

Learn to Program with Small Basic

Learn to Program with Small Basic Author Majed Marji
ISBN-10 9781593277024
Year 2016-12-16
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Small Basic is a free, beginner-friendly programming language created by Microsoft. Inspired by BASIC, which introduced programming to millions of first-time PC owners in the 1970s and 1980s, Small Basic is a modern language that makes coding simple and fun. Learn to Program with Small Basic introduces you to the empowering world of programming. You’ll master the basics with simple activities like displaying messages and drawing colorful pictures, and then work your way up to programming games! Learn how to: *Program your computer to greet you by name *Make a game of rock-paper-scissors using If/Else statements *Create an interactive treasure map using arrays *Draw intricate geometric patterns with just a few lines of code *Simplify complex programs by breaking them into bite-sized subroutines You’ll also learn to command a turtle to draw shapes, create magical moving text, solve math problems quickly, help a knight slay a dragon, and more! Each chapter ends with creative coding challenges so you can take your skills to the next level. Learn to Program with Small Basic is the perfect place to start your computer science journey.

Python Projects for Kids

Python Projects for Kids Author Jessica Ingrassellino
ISBN-10 9781785285851
Year 2016-04-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Unleash Python and take your small readers on an adventurous ride through the world of programming About This Book Learn to start using Python for some simple programming tasks such as doing easy mathematical calculations. Use logic and control loops to build a nice interesting game. Get to grips with working with data and, once you're comfortable with that, you'll be introduced to Pygame, which will help you wrap up the book with a cool game. Who This Book Is For This book is for kids (aged 10 and over). This is book is intended for absolute beginners who lack any knowledge of computing or programming languages and want to get started in the world of programming. What You Will Learn Start fiddling with Python's variables, build functions and interact with users Build your own calculator using the Math Library Train Python to make logical decisions Work with moving 2D objects on-screen Understand the Pygame Library and build your very own game! Write a cool program to manage inventories in your backpack In Detail Kids are always the most fast-paced and enthusiastic learners, and are naturally willing to build stuff that looks like magic at the end (when it works!). Programming can be one such magic. Being able to write a program that works helps them feel they've really achieved something. Kids today are very tech-savvy and cannot wait to enter the fast-paced digital world. Because Python is one of the most popular languages and has a syntax that is quite simple to understand, even kids are eager to use it as a stepping stone to learning programming languages. This book will cover projects that are simple and fun, and teach kids how to write Python code that works. The book will teach the basics of Python programming, installation, and so on and then will move on to projects. A total of three projects, with each and every step explained carefully, without any assumption of previous experience. Style and approach The book will take a light approach in guiding the little readers through the world of Python. The main idea is to teach by example and let the readers have as much exercises to do, so that they learn faster and can apply their own ideas to the existing examples. The book should get them thinking, by the end, on where they can go next with such a powerful tool at their disposal.

JavaScript for Kids

JavaScript for Kids Author Nick Morgan
ISBN-10 9781593274085
Year 2014-12-14
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You’ll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas. Along the way, you’ll write games such as Find the Buried Treasure, Hangman, and Snake. You’ll also learn how to: Create functions to organize and reuse your codeWrite and modify HTML to create dynamic web pagesUse the DOM and jQuery to make your web pages react to user inputUse the Canvas element to draw and animate graphicsProgram real user-controlled games with collision detection and score keeping With visual examples like bouncing balls, animated bees, and racing cars, you can really see what you’re programming. Each chapter builds on the last, and programming challenges at the end of each chapter will stretch your brain and inspire your own amazing programs. Make something cool with JavaScript today! Ages 10+ (and their parents!)

Scratch Programming Playground

Scratch Programming Playground Author Al Sweigart
ISBN-10 9781593277628
Year 2016-12-16
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners, and in Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll learn to program by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code. You’ll learn to make games like: *Maze Runner: escape the maze! *Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail *Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks *Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone *Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic *Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros. Learning how to program shouldn’t be dry and dreary. With Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll make a game of it!

Python For Kids For Dummies

Python For Kids For Dummies Author Brendan Scott
ISBN-10 9781119110859
Year 2015-09-14
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The kid-friendly way to learning coding with Python Calling all wanna-be coders! Experts point to Python as one of the best languages to start with when you're learning coding, and Python For Kids For Dummies makes it easier than ever. Packed with approachable, bite-sized projects that won't make you lose your cool, this fun and friendly guide teaches the basics of coding with Python in a language you can understand. In no time, you'll be installing Python tools, creating guessing games, building a geek speak translator, making a trivia game, constructing a Minecraft chat client, and so much more. Whether you don't have the opportunity to take coding classes at school or in camp—or just simply prefer to learn on your own—Python For Kids For Dummies makes getting acquainted with this popular coding language fast and easy. It walks you step-by-step through basic coding projects and provides lots of hands-on tasks that give you a sweet sense of accomplishment when you complete them. What's not to love about that? Navigate the basics of coding with the Python language Create your own applications and games Find help from other Python users Expand your technology skills with Python If you're a pre-to-early-teen looking to add coding skills to your creativity toolbox, Python For Kids For Dummies is your sure-fire weapon for getting up and running with one of the hottest programming languages around.

Minecraft Modding with Forge

Minecraft Modding with Forge Author Arun Gupta
ISBN-10 9781491918869
Year 2015-04-06
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but the game is more engaging, entertaining, and educational when kids learn how to build mods—small programs that let them modify game elements and add content. This family-friendly guide teaches kids and parents how to create mods of different types, using the Minecraft Forge modding tool. No programming experience is needed. You’ll not only build some amazing mods with the book’s easy-to-follow instructions, but you’ll also learn how to work with Java, the same programming language that Minecraft uses. Why wait? Get started with computer programming and be more creative with Minecraft while you’re at it! This book will help you: Learn the fundamentals of Minecraft Forge and other tools, such as Eclipse Start out by building and testing a simple chat message mod Build cool mods that make things explode on contact, and help entities jump higher and climb walls Introduce new Minecraft content, including commands, blocks, items, and recipes and textures Work with Java fundamentals such as classes, methods, annotations, control structures, and arrays Learn techniques for creating your own mods This guide is based on workshops the authors deliver to kids around the world.

Kodu for Kids

Kodu for Kids Author James Floyd Kelly
ISBN-10 9780133381009
Year 2013-04-24
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Que Publishing
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DESIGN, BUILD, CREATE, AND SHARE YOUR GAME WITH THE WORLD! Ever wanted to create your own video game? With Microsoft’s Kodu, you can. It’s fun! And while you’re having fun, you’ll learn incredible problem-solving, programming, and game design skills as well. Kodu is a simple visual language that’s just for games, and you’ll be amazed at just how much you can do with it. Yes, you! It’s perfect for people who’ve never programmed before—whether they’re 8, 18, or 80. Kodu for Kids teaches you all you need to know to create great Kodu games that you can share with the world! Don’t just read it! See it! New online videos show you what to do! INCLUDES FOUR START-TO-FINISH EXAMPLE GAMES: 1-Player Shooter 2-Player Competition Mission Quest Side-Scroller Experience DO IT ALL—EVERY STEP! Learn how games really work Master Kodu’s easy tools, controls, and programming Imagine your quest and plan your game Script a great story Create your characters and make them move and talk Invent and build new worlds Design weapons, targets, and objects Build enemies and make them fight Add amazing sound, music, and special effects Set up multiple players, levels, and points Discover expert tips and tricks for better games Make everything work together Share your games with players all over the world

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies Author Sarah Guthals
ISBN-10 9781119057673
Year 2015-06-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Join more than 100 million players in the online world of Minecraft Are you a Minecraft fanatic looking to mod your games? Hours of fun await! Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts. Offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way, this friendly guide will have you advancing levels, keeping score, respawning players, building portals, creating an archery range—and much more—faster than you can say redstone! There's no denying that modding is cool. After all, it allows you to alter your Minecraft gaming world to constantly keep things new and fun. While it isn't incredibly difficult to learn to mod, it does take some practice. Luckily, Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies is here to help you build basic coding skills to make modding your games as easy as 1-2-3! The book is in full color and lies flat so you can look while you play Includes lifetime access to LearnToMod software with 3 months free access to a private Minecraft server Features larger print to make the text feel less daunting Offers next steps you can take if you want to learn even more about modding and coding If you're one of the millions of kids who play Minecraft every day, this hands-on guide gets you up and running fast with modding your favorite game!