Geared for a slightly older audience, this book should be considered a “ground zero” for new coders interested in learning a variety of computer languages. The first five chapters build up skills by taking the student through simple projects. Each project is a standalone, private web page which emphasizes simple tasks like creating hyperlinks, passwords, API access for other apps such as Google Maps, and even creating a web browser game. DIY tasks at the end of each chapter give students an opportunity to use what they learned and create a final version of each project (with included solution).
Adding some flavor and cohesion to each project is the story of “Professor Bairstone” and “Dr. Day” as they search for the stolen Monk Diamond. To tie everything together, the final chapter shows students how to combine their projects and create a living, breathing website which highlights the recovery of the Monk Diamond! 207 pages. Paperback.
Crack open this book and set off on several fun missions " while simultaneously learning the basics of writing code. Want to make a website from scratch? Create an app? Build a game? All the tools are here, laid out in a user-friendly format that leads kids on an imaginary quest to keep a valuable diamond safe from dangerous jewel thieves. Presented by Young Rewired State " an international collective of tech-savvy kids " in easy-to-follow, bite-size chunks, the real-life coding skills taught in this engaging, comprehensive guide may just set young readers on the path to becoming technology stars of the future.