JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming

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JavaScript is one of the many programming languages used to create things on computers. It’s fun and easy to learn! The three basic data types, which are covered in the first few chapters of the book, are numbers, strings, and Booleans (which are comparatives that answer “yes” or “no” questions). Arrays, which are made of numbers and strings, are lists of JavaScript data values. Methods are ways to change arrays; using one is known as “calling” it. Some methods you can call are “pop,” “push,” “shift,” “unshift,” and “join.” Pop, push, shift, and unshift add and remove array items. Join turns arrays into strings. These are the basic building blocks of JavaScript. Other chapters in the first section include objects, basic HTML (making web pages), loops (repeating code), and making a Hangman game. The second part of the book is advanced JavaScript where you can learn how to make interactive games. The third part is Canvas, which lets you draw on the computer and color pictures.

This book would be great for kids age nine and up who like working with computers. The reason I like this book is that it is fun! It is a really good book.

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Author Nick Morgan
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 303 pages
Publisher No Starch Press
Publish Date 12-Dec-2014
ISBN 9781593274085
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Issue March 2015
Category Tweens


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