Python for Kids : A Playful Introduction to Programming, 2/e (Paperback)

Briggs, Jason R.



The second edition of the best-selling Python for Kids--which brings you (and your parents) into the world of programming--has been completely updated to use the latest version of Python, along with tons of new projects!

Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that's easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be dull and gray--and that's no fun for anyone.

Python for Kids brings Python to life and brings kids (and their parents) into the wonderful world of programming. Author Jason R. Briggs guides readers through the basics, experimenting with unique (and often hilarious) example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens, and more. New terms are defined; code is colored, dissected, and explained; and quirky, full-color illustrations keep things fun and engaging throughout.

Chapters end with programming puzzles designed to stretch the brain and strengthen understanding. By the end of the book, young readers will have programmed two complete games: a clone of the famous Pong, and "Mr. Stick Man Races for the Exit"--a platform game with jumps, animation, and much more.

This second edition has been completely updated and revised to reflect the latest Python version and programming practices, with new puzzles to inspire readers to take their code farther than ever before. Why should serious adults have all the fun? Python for Kids is the ticket into the amazing world of computer programming.


暢銷書《Python for Kids》的第二版已經完全更新,使用最新版本的Python,並新增了大量新的專案!Python是一種強大且表達力豐富的程式語言,易於學習且有趣!但是關於學習Python程式設計的書籍可能會枯燥無味,這對任何人來說都不好玩。《Python for Kids》將Python帶入生活,讓孩子們(和他們的父母)進入奇妙的程式設計世界。作者Jason R. Briggs引導讀者從基礎開始,通過獨特(且常常是滑稽可笑)的範例程式進行實驗,其中包括飢餓的怪物、秘密特工、偷竊的渡鴉等等。書中定義了新的術語,並對程式碼進行了著色、解剖和解釋,另外還有奇特的全彩插圖,讓閱讀過程保持有趣和引人入勝。每章結束時都有程式設計謎題,旨在擴展思維並加強理解。通過閱讀本書,年輕讀者將完成兩個完整的遊戲程式:著名遊戲Pong的克隆版本,以及《Mr. Stick Man Races for the Exit》——一個具有跳躍、動畫等功能的平台遊戲。這本第二版已經完全更新和修訂,以反映最新的Python版本和程式設計實踐,並新增了新的謎題,激勵讀者將他們的程式碼推向前所未有的高度。為什麼只有成年人才能玩得開心呢?《Python for Kids》是進入令人驚嘆的電腦程式設計世界的門票。


Jason Briggs has been a programmer since the age of eight, when he first learned BASIC on a Radio Shack TRS-80. Since then he has written software professionally as a developer and systems architect and served as Contributing Editor for Java Developer's Journal. His articles have appeared in JavaWorld, ONJava and ONLamp.


Jason Briggs自八歲起就開始學習BASIC程式語言,當時他使用的是Radio Shack TRS-80。從那時起,他一直以開發人員和系統架構師的身份專業地撰寫軟體,並擔任Java Developer's Journal的撰稿編輯。他的文章曾刊登在JavaWorld、ONJava和ONLamp等刊物上。