Python is something that a lot of my coworkers would talk about coding in but one that I had little experience in, unlike the people from massive IT companies like Computerease Naperville, who survive on Python coding. When I saw there was a book to review that would teach me some basic coding in python I opted to check it out to see if it could give me a crash course that I could use as the foundation to build upon to learn more. I love the way this book was laid out with pictures and icons and images throughout as well as text, making it seem a lot more fun and a lot less like some of the boring how-to books I have read in the past. If you have coded before, some of the earlier chapters may just be a refresher for you, but if you’ve never coded before I think that they provide a really nice basic overview to coding. I just quickly went through this book in order to review it, but this is a book that I can see myself going back to reference and trying out the code in it until I end up catching on the the syntax and everything with python and how it works.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Using fun graphics and easy-to-follow instructions, this straightforward, this visual guide shows young learners how to build their own computer projects using Python, an easy yet powerful free programming language available for download.
Perfect for kids ages 10 and over who are ready to take a second step after Scratch, Coding Projects in Python teaches kids how to build amazing graphics, fun games, and useful apps. All they need is a desktop or laptop, and an Internet connection to download Python 3.
Step-by-step instructions teach essential coding basics like loops and conditionals, and outline 14 fun and exciting projects, including a script that cracks secret codes, a quiz to challenge family and friends, a matching game, and much more. When they are feeling more confident, kids can think creatively and use the tips and tricks provided to personalize and adapt each project.
The simple, logical steps in Coding Projects in Python are fully illustrated with fun pixel art and build on the basics of coding, so kids can have the skills to build whatever kind of project they can dream up.
Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK’s computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.