Coding Tricks, Tips & Fixes Vol 30
This publication brings you all the high quality information you would expect from a technical guide book but delivered in a fully illustrated, bright, colourful and user friendly jargon free manner. Our team of editorial and design experts are committed to bringing you the latest, up to date user tutorials in an easy to follow step-by-step manner, ensuring you get the absolute best from your coding experience. Inside we cover key elements, tricks, tips and fixes, making this your essential independent coding magazine.
The world of programming is vast, with dozens of programming languages available for multiple different platforms. It’s confusing at the best of times, so we’re here to help you find your way through the labyrinthine coding universe. Python is one of the most popular programming languages available today. It’s used throughout the Internet, in businesses and education. It’s easy to learn and powerful to use and has a vast knowledge base online for you to dip into for inspiration or help. We look at how you get started with Python and what you need to begin to become a Python programmer.
C++ is one of the most powerful, high performing and efficient programming languages you can learn. Web browsers, games, applications and entire operating systems are coded using C++, which makes understanding it a highly sought after skill to have. Where do you begin though? We look at how you get started with C++ on Windows, macOS and Linux and what equipment you’re going to need.
Coding on Linux
Linux is an open source operating system that is a superb foundation for any would-be programmer to build on. It’s free to download, install and use; with it you can use all of the popular and mainstream programming languages through a variety of different front-end apps. However, Linux is also great when it comes to creating scripts. With scripting you can create useful, everyday programs to help back up a system to a remote location, user-interactive code and much more. By using the Bash Shell in Linux, you can interact with the entire system and its users as well as any Python code you’ve already created.
Windows Batch Files
Windows batch files are a fun and great way to learn the basics of programming. A batch file can interact with the operating system to create custom backup routines, help a user search for files stored within the hard drive or even be used to create a game. Just like Linux scripting, a Windows batch file can interact with your existing Python and C++ code too. Interested? Open the book and read on to find out more.