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Learning Processing by Daniel Shiffman

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Introduction

What is this book?

This book tells a story. It is a story of liberation, of taking the first steps toward understanding the foundations of computing, writing your own code, and creating your own media without the bonds of existing software tools. This story is not reserved for computer scientists and engineers. This story is for you.

Who is this book for?

This book is for the beginner. If you have never written a line of code in your life, you are in the right place. No assumptions are made, and the fundamentals of programming are covered slowly, one by one, in the first nine chapters of this book. You do not need any background knowledge besides the basics of operating a computer—turning it on, browsing the web, launching an application, ...

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