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The world is changing rapidly, and technology is at the very center of it. Technology is affecting our present. Technology drives and shapes our future. What better way to be part of that driving force than to learn the beating heart of all these computers and application? Coding.

The Coding Languages for Absolute Beginners series aims to be the go-to guide for beginners to get started on programming and learn the coding skills needed to build the technology and drive the future you want.

And the best part about it, you’ll learn from scratch - not just one, two, three but six programming languages!

In this series, you’ll learn the basics, techniques, and best practices for the following coding languages:

  • Arduino
  • C++
  • C#
  • Powershell
  • Python 
  • SQL

This comprehensive beginners guide to these six programming languages gives you everything you need to know to get started on coding and much, much more! Before you know it, you’ll start seeing results on screen, and you'll be on your way to mastering any, if not all, of these programming languages!

Start your coding journey now!

©2018 Zach Webber (P)2018 Zach Webber

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  • Raji
  • 03-02-2019

recommended

I am new to SQL, c++, python, powershell and I don't have background knowledge about it. I easily grab this book for me to learn about it and I never regretted it.

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  • Dollie Ring
  • 16-08-2020

Taking time to digest

Coming from a Unix background with a lot of scripting experience I needed to understand 'what PowerShell was all about' and cut through all the principles quickly to get me started. I listened the whole series at 1.75 speed and got exactly what I needed. On top of that, and remember I'm a Unix (Linux) user, I was somewhat impressed with PowerShell and the whole concept of object processing and 'Providers'. If you know a thing or two about scripting but want to get to grips with Windows PowerShell then start here. I can now read scripts, make them do as I need and am already searching for more advanced courses to expand on what I've learned. Great stuff, thanks!

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  • Colleen Powers
  • 17-08-2020

Very instructive and challenging.

To get started with learning the C++ programming language. This is a great language to learn because it allows you to work on almost any kind of program or application that you want and it is really easy to learn how to use it. This guidebook will go over all the things that you need to know to get started with using the C++ language for your own needs. There are so many great topics that you can explore when it comes to working with the C++ language. This guidebook will explore what C++ is all about, how to get it all started, how to work with your own syntax and create the first code that you might want to use, how to work with variables, loops, and arrays, and even the importance of conditional statements and operators inside your code. Once you are done with this guidebook, you will be ready to write some of your own codes! There is so much to learn about the C++ language. It is a great option that will help you get ahead, and knowledge of how this programming language is used will help make sure that you can get any task or program taken care of. Once you are ready to get started with the C++ language, make sure to read through this guidebook to help you out.

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  • Veer
  • 03-02-2019

interesting

This was the perfect book to start learning about SQL and it is straightforward and easy to read. There are examples in the book that I tried my hands on and it really helped to learn the concepts quickly and it includes a wealth of information about programming, syntax, and coding.

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  • Sidney
  • 18-08-2020

Bringing it all together

Most people are scared of learning a new coding language. They know that it would open a lot of doors for what they would be able to do with their computers, but they worry that coding itself is too hard for them to learn how to work with. If you do not take the proper time to learn a new programming language, the whole process of programming could be difficult. But when it comes to finding a good language that will help you write almost any code that you would like, then it is time to take a look at the C# programming language. This chapter will take you through some of the basics that come with using the C# coding language so that you can start using it yourself. The first thing that you might want to look into when it comes to a coding language is to understand why C# is so special and why you would even want to learn how to use this particular programming language. There are many different coding languages out there to choose from, and they all work differently. Some people go with a certain coding language because it is easier to use than some of the others and some will choose their programming language based on the kind of programming they can do with it. But you will find that there are a ton of benefits that come with using the C# program, and we will explore some of them inside this guidebook. Even though you are just a beginner, this is a great coding language to work with and will allow you to design so many programs of your own.

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  • Jonathan Smith
  • 20-08-2020

Important materials and techniques

In programming languages, variables are like bookmarks keeping track of the important details in a book. In a program, these details can be things like the number of times you have gone through a loop, the number corresponding to a pin on your Arduino, a word, or the result of a calculation you just did. Those are a lot of different kinds of information to keep track of. There are also different kinds of variables suitable for different purposes. We will introduce and explain these elements here. Regarding Arduino variables, there are so many variables that each has a specific purpose. We will go over the most common ones now. Integers are the most common kind of variable, and they can hold a signed number from -32768 to 32767. They are represented by the abbreviation int. Boolean variables are for dealing with Boolean logic and contain true or false. They have been given the abbreviation bool. For single letters or numbers as a character on a page, char is the abbreviation used to distinguish that type. ‘Word,’ as it suggests, is a placeholder for several characters of a word's length. When dealing with ‘floating point’ numbers or numbers with decimals, the ‘float’ variable is appropriate. There are more than just these types here, but they are less common. The only other data type worth mentioning is ‘void’ which is a lack of a data type. It is used to tell the program that no data type is specified or needed.

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  • Stephanie Medders
  • 19-08-2020

comprehensive & structured approach

To get started with using the C# language which is a great language to work with as a beginner, and you’ll be able to pick up on it in no time. This guidebook will provide you with all the information that you need to get started. There are so many awesome things that you can learn about and do when it comes to working on this great programming language, and this guidebook will try to cover as many of them as possible. We will take a look at some of the basics that come with the C# language, how to get started with using it, as well as some of the different types of codes that you can write using the language. We will take a look at how to work with conditional statements, how to work with classes and objects, and so much more. Working with the C# language is a great experience, and you’ll be writing a lot of great codes in no time. Make sure to take some time to look through this guidebook to help you get started with writing in this language today!

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  • Terry
  • 21-08-2020

Xpand your horizons

For this book when we talk about a program, we are speaking about the lines of code that get uploaded onto your Arduino microprocessor, and the instructions they provide to the chip. Arduino uses what is known as a ‘human-readable’ code. This is a fancy way of saying that the programming language uses English words and is formatted to be understood by a human. The words don't actually mean anything to the computer, however, so there is another step that needs to take place to convert the human readable code into machine code. This process is known as ‘compiling’ and is somewhat complicated when you get into what is actually happening behind the scenes. Thankfully the Arduino IDE, or ‘Integrated Development Environment,’ comes with a built-in compiler and will do it for us at the push of a button. Arduino calls up pieces of code sketches, and they are created within the Arduino IDE, before uploading them onto your Arduino board with a push of a button after the program is compiled. Each sketch has a few bare minimum requirements to compile and load onto the chip successfully.

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  • Jung
  • 23-08-2020

Loads helpful information

There are times when you are working on a program, and you want to make sure that it is capable of making some decisions for you even when you’re not there. This could happen when you would like the user or another programmer to put in some information, and then you want the program to respond based on the conditions that you set. You can get the program to act a certain way based on the conditions that you add to the code. The decision making capability is a great way to ensure that the program does what you would like it to do even though it is a bit more complicated, there is a ton of times when you might want to add this to your code so learning it at this point can be a great idea. There are a few different types of decision control statements that you can work with. For example, you can choose to go with one that only allows you to get one answer and call it right. There are conditional statements that will give out an answer based on the various answers that the user will put in. Or you could end up with one that gives out a list, like a menu of items and you can let the user pick from there. Let’s get into this chapter and take a look at the different types of conditional statements that you can work with and use.

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  • Dennis White
  • 19-06-2019

Most comprehensive training out there

This guy really helps you to learn Coding Languages. Tons of examples and real life scenarios. There are also some interesting exercises to practice what you've learned. I believe that this is the most comprehensive training out there. Thank you Zach !

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  • Kristin
  • 19-06-2019

Absolute Beginners series

This is a solid series of lessons. I gave it 5 stars because it's a lot of information, but he does a good job of laying it out. Also, he speaks clearly, so for those who have a background in another programming language, you can speed up the lessons if you want to go through it more quickly. That matters to me since some of the other lecturers I've heard sound like they're stumbling through the lessons with lots of "umms", "ahhhs" and distracting verbal tics. He knows the material and proceeds at a steady pace.

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  • Beverly
  • 16-08-2020

This lays a solid foundation

C++ is a programming language that is rich in history, as it is literally the beginning of programming languages. It started before computer programming was even much of a thing. Before people started hacking for a living. It started back around the time of telephone hacking back in the year 1979. That is how far back the history of this language goes. There are not really any other programming languages that go this far. Bjarne Stroustrup was working on his thesis for his doctorate, and he decided to work with a programming language that was known as Simula. This language is one of the first programming languages of the computer age. However, it was very slow and full of bugs. Strousup came up with the idea of ‘C with Classes.’ A programming language that was a lot faster than Simula. ‘C with Classes’ later became ‘Cfront’ which sped up the process of creating a programming language. However, Cfront was left in the dust when C++ came along, because it added compilers into the language, making it a lot easier, and faster to use than any other programming language available at the time. Since then there have been annotated reference guides and updates to the language to make it better and faster, and even easier to use. C++ for Dummies is a popular guide for this programming language.

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  • Bruin.a
  • 04-02-2019

worth it

This is much like the function before, but it allows you to send data to a pin one bit at a time. Everything else is the same, but you can send out data using the value argument.

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  • Veer
  • 04-02-2019

awesome

The book is really good. This book gave me a lot of information about programming. I still found the book to be very useful. This book takes you to step by step with easy to follow the program from the beginning to the end. I would recommend for any beginner.

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  • Vincent
  • 30-01-2019

Accurate book

this book has been very helpful and extremely accurate! I'll definitely be referencing back to it!! thank you

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  • Cherie
  • 17-08-2020

Well sequenced 06 book bundle

It was informative and that it was able to provide you with all of the tools you need to achieve your programming goals whatever they may be. The next step is to get out there and start making your own sketches! Go to your local hobby store to get some ideas, or go to the community to see what new projects you might want to try. After you have an idea where you might want to go next, (robots are pretty fun!) join the community! Seriously, it's a lot of fun to build projects with friends and compare them with each other. It's also a fantastic way to learn and grow as a hobbyist. You can also check out some more advanced concepts we didn't have a chance to touch on here such as headers, classes, changing the clock speed for the chip, adding cores, adding libraries, there is so much that you can do with this chip, it really is incredible. Pick a direction that interests you and see where it takes you. I hope that this guide has offered you some small inspiration to go out there and try new things and see what your sketch designing skills are capable of.

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  • Jennifer
  • 19-06-2019

Beginner: Dont think too much , go for this

To be honest havent completed the course yet , but course progressed very well , since as a beginner I personally find this course very very useful and will strongly recommend this course to them. My bad, was not able to complete the course , will try to cover up in future soon.

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  • keerthy
  • 04-02-2019

best narration

It is an awesome book, it is very interesting to listen to it. I really like the way for the author takes us inside the book. really good job by the narrator.

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  • Raji
  • 04-02-2019

beginners book

This book is concisely written and explained in a simple way the essential tools of programming languages. Through this bundle languages book,

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  • Arshi.af
  • 04-02-2019

Excellent guide

The author has able to teach you all essential details on an easy and simple way for your better understanding. He uses great and clear illustrations for sufficient knowledge.

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