Resources to learn Programming
Recent guest lecture on "Enjoyable Introduction to Programming"
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Alice Course Materials
- Course materials of Summer 2012 course for school students: “Introduction to Programming using Java”
- Free e-book: http://math.hws.edu/eck/cs124/downloads/javanotes6-linked.pdf
- Free e-book: http://www.bluepelicanjava.com/
- Good textbook: Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Objects, by Tony Gaddis
- Core API documentation: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/
- Official Tutorials: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/index.html
- Development Environments (IDEs): JGRASP, NetBeans, Eclipse
- Reference: http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/
- Tutorial: http://www.cplusplus.com/files/tutorial.pdf
- Tutorial: http://www.learncpp.com/
- Good Textbook: Starting Out with C++ From Control Structures through Objects by Tony Gaddis
- Integrated Development Environments (IDEs): MS Visual Studio, Code::Blocks, NetBeans, Eclipse
NetBeans is a great environment for serious C/C++ and Java development. However, Code::Blocks is a simpler IDE for C++ and jGRASP is a simpler IDE for Java. All are FREE. Microsoft Visual Studio IDE is simpler to install and it is a great one for C++ as well (Express edition is FREE for every one & college students can also get Visual Studio FREE through dreamspark.com).
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1. Select Designation "CS K-12 Outreach Fund"
2. Now, select any amount you want to contribute and complete the process.
Thank you so much for helping us to help the school kids and the community!
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