For The Smart and Curious Kid:
What Is This Book All About?
You probably already know a lot about computers. Maybe you like playing games on them; perhaps you use them for school work; you probably surf the net, send and receive e-mail and exchange instant messages with your friends. But aren't you curious about what makes them do these things? Don't you want to understand what's inside the computer, how it works, and - most of all - how you can program it to do what YOU want?
Well, you came to the right place! This book will show you what programming a computer is all about. First, we will let you "peek" inside a computer through a "virtual tour." Then, we will guide you through the steps you need to take in order to write computer programs. We will teach you everything you need to know in order to develop simple programs, and will give you tons of examples so that you see how easy it really is. When you are done with this book, you will feel comfortable with programming, and will be able to go on and experiment with more complex aspects. Who knows - perhaps you will be the first in your school to invent a new game!