I’ve fallen in love with a book. Like fallen head-over-heels, carry-it-all-around-town, sneak-in-pages-whenever-I-can in love. The real deal.
The book that is the object of my affection?
I know you were probably expecting something in the realm of fiction, something with characters a person could fall in love with. But let me explain.
Okay, I’m not an idiot, but it’s difficult to informally pick up programming, especially when your background is in the fine arts. All programming books begin with the assumption that you have a basic concept of how coding works. No one starts at the very beginning, explaining things in a manner that even a child can understand.
But the real test was when I turned the lessons over to my 10-year-old twins. Both understood his instructions immediately and were able to replicate the exercises. And now all three of us were running around the living room shrieking, “I get it! I get it! I get it!”
It’s empowering to be able to write a program; to make a computer do what you want it to do. And it can be very frustrating trying to find books that take non-computer savvy people into consideration, or that start at point zero for kids. Thankfully, Morgan’s book does just that: it creates a door that all people can walk through — kids and adults, knowledgeable and unknowledgeable.
Thank you, Nick Morgan, for writing a great (and empowering! And easy-to-understand!) book.
I was given a review copy from No Starch Press