100 Top Tips: Microsoft Excel
Power up your Microsoft Excel skills with this powerful pocket-sized book of tips that will save you time and help you learn more from your spreadsheets.
By Sean McManus
Learn how to code with this great new book, which guides you through 10 easy lessons to build up your coding skills. The skills included here are important for many different programming languages.
As you read the book, you'll build several Scratch games that you can customise, including a quiz game and a platform game where you have to dodge the bugs, leap the gaps and time your jumps to reach the top of the screen.
You'll finish up by making a simple website, learning HTML and CSS, so you can share your hobbies and games.
These are the Super Skills you'll learn as you become a coder:
The book features full colour illustrations throughout by Venitia Dean, some of which are shown on this page.
Note that because this book uses the new features in Scratch 2.0 (including cloning sprites and More Blocks), some of the games won't run using Scratch 1.4, including on the Raspberry Pi.
The book includes the following games and code examples.
Where available, click a link below to download the code or to try the game. For the Scratch games, you'll be taken to the Scratch website in a new window. This web page will stay open in this window.
I've collected together all my bonus Scratch resources and tutorials at www.sean.co.uk/scratch.
For more information on my Scratch books, visit the Scratch Programming in Easy Steps and Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps homepages. You can also learn how to use Scratch on the Raspberry Pi in Raspberry Pi For Dummies.
These are the links from the back of the book, to save you typing them in!
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Visit www.sean.co.uk for free chapters from Sean's coding books (including Mission Python, Scratch Programming in Easy Steps and Coder Academy) and more!
This book, now fully updated for Scratch 3, will take you from the basics of the Scratch language into the depths of its more advanced features. A great way to start programming.
Code a space adventure game in this Python programming book published by No Starch Press.
Discover how to make 3D games, create mazes, build a drum machine, make a game with cartoon animals and more!
Set up your Raspberry Pi, then learn how to use the Linux command line, Scratch, Python, Sonic Pi, Minecraft and electronics projects with it.
In this entertaining techno-thriller for adults, Sean McManus takes a slice through the music industry: from the boardroom to the stage; from the studio to the record fair.