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Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Programming

In addition to teaching you the basics of computer programming using Just BASIC, this book also seeks to provide you with the background information you will need to figure out your place within the grand scope of the programming world. To help get you started, this chapter provides you with a gentle review of the evolution of computer programming. You will learn about a number of different computer languages and their relative strengths and weaknesses, as well as the types of tasks to which various programming languages are applicable. Along the way, you will also pick up some basic terminology. You will learn about the origins of the BASIC programming language and create and execute your first BASIC application, ...

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