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Scratch™ 2.0 Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours by Timothy L. Warner

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Introduction

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.”

— Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

So you want to learn programming? If you were here right in front of me physically, I would ask you the following questions:

• What was it that got you interested in learning to do computer programming? An iOS or Android app? One of your teachers at school? A family member or friend?

• Where do you envision taking your programming skills? Are you considering programming as a career, a money-making venture, or simply a fun, satisfying hobby?

Regardless of your motivations, I’m happy to welcome you to the always challenging, sometimes fun, sometimes tedious world ...

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