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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Hour 2 Process and Techniques

The words program and programmer are mentioned throughout each of these 24 lessons and you’ve undoubtedly heard them before you picked up this book. Before going back into specifics of Liberty BASIC and other programming languages, this hour explains what a program really is. A firm grasp of this hour’s material is a prerequisite for moving on to the more advanced programming concepts that appear throughout this book.

As you read this hour’s lesson, keep in mind that programming is rewarding, not only financially, but also mentally and emotionally. Programmers often feel the same sense of creative rush that artists and skilled craftspeople feel while honing their projects. Writing a program, however, can be tedious. ...

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