The BBC's micro:bits and the interest within the education sector for coding have increased the market potential for books on the subject. The Coding Manual teaches you everything you need to become a great programmer. Whether you need to boost your coding skills for school, work or just as a hobby, this comprehensive guide introduces the tools, terms and concepts that take you from a beginner to an experienced developer. Simple explanations and step-by-step guides ease you through the features of the Python programming language, providing you with everything you need to write code in the real world.
Introduction - what is coding, why it's important, and why it's becoming more popular Setting up - installing Python and how to write and run programs Python basics - printing text, doing maths and getting input Changing the flow - conditional statements and repetition with loops Functions - re-use your code, pass parameters and understand variable scope Data - structures, tuples, lists and dictionaries Loading and saving - getting data from the disk and searching through it Modules - built-in to Python, add-ons and creating your own Classes - discover the power of object-oriented programming Plus: Sample programs (demonstrating techniques from the book) Appendices (challenge answers, links to useful resources)