Learn to Program with Small Basic
New book teaches programming with Microsoft's beginner-friendly language
San Francisco, CA (April 22, 2016)—Millions of first-time computer owners learned to program using Microsoft's BASIC. Now, a new title from geek book publisher No Starch Press offers those who grew up with BASIC a familiar way to teach the next generation how to code.
Small Basic is the free, modern, and beginner-friendly version of BASIC, and with the help of Learn to Program with Small Basic (No Starch Press, $34.95, 344 pp., full color, May 2016), anyone can learn coding fundamentals like loops, variables, if/else statements, and subroutines. After mastering the basics, readers put their new knowledge to the test with inspiring hands-on activities, by drawing colorful pictures, solving math problems, and programming playable games. Each chapter ends with review questions and coding challenges to reinforce the lessons.
According to Vijaye Raji, the creator of Small Basic, "Programmers make computers come to life, and with the right tools, the possibilities are limitless. But even today's skilled programmers started with something very small and simple. Learn to Program with Small Basic is the perfect first step to start programming."
As with all books in No Starch Press's best-selling kids programming line, Learn to Program with Small Basic is designed to make a technical topic easy and accessible for all beginners, without the fluff.
Small Basic runs on Windows 7 and later. Learn to Program with Small Basic will be available online and in fine bookstores everywhere this May.