How to Think Like a Coder:Without Even Trying Jim Christian
Learn to think like a coder without a computer! Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practice by trying out the simple programs provided in the online, child-friendly computer language Scratch. This crafty coding book breaks down the principles of coding into bite-sized chunks that will get you thinking like a computer scientist in no time. Learn about loops by making a friendship bracelet, find out about programming by planning a scavenger hunt, and discover how functions work with paper fortune tellers. Children can then use their new knowledge to code for real by following the clear instructions to build programs in Scratch 3.0. Perfect for kids aged 7-9, the various STEAM activities will help teach children the crucial skills of logical thinking that will give them a head-start for when they begin programming on a computer. Famous scientist pages teach children about coding pioneers, such as Alan Turing and Katherine Johnson, and topic pages, such as the Internet, give kids a wider understanding of the subject. Written by computer science expert Kiki Prottsman, How to be a Coder is so much fun kids won´t realize they´re learning!
You use software nearly every instant you’re awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of software, they’re the architects. The decisions they make guide our behavior. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard or impossible to do something, we do less of it.If we want to understand how today’s world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people that are building today’s world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly - what does it do to them?One of the first pieces of coding a newbie learns is the program to make the computer say ´Hello, world!´ Like that piece of code, Clive Thompson’s Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life and which essentially didn’t exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Ironically, if we’re going to traffic in stereotypes, women are arguably ´naturally´ better at coding than men, but they were written out of the history and shoved out of the seats, for reasons that are illuminating. Now programming is indeed, if not a pure brotopia, at least an awfully homogeneous community, which attracts people from a very narrow band of backgrounds and personality types. As Thompson learns, the consequences of that are significant - not least being a fetish for disruption at scale that doesn’t leave much time for pondering larger moral issues of collateral 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rene Ruiz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/002051/bk_macm_002051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lack of funding is one of the biggest reasons small businesses fail. In 2016 in the United States alone, more than 31 percent of small business owners reported that they could not access adequate capital, and the lack of capital prevented them from growing the business/expanding operations, increasing inventory, or financing increased sales. Most business owners believe that their only feasible funding options are (1) savings or personal credit, (2) friends and family, or (3) bank loans. They may have heard about venture capitalists or angel investors, but they don´t have enough information about what these investors do, what they can provide for a business, and on what terms. What´s worse, entrepreneurs often don´t know how to access the people who are looking to put their money into young companies with potential. Crack the Funding Code will show listeners how to find the money, create pitches that attract investors, and then structure fair, ethical deals that will bring them new sources of outside capital and invaluable professional advice. It will give listeners the broader perspective - how funding works, how investors think, and what they need to hear to put their money where your mouth is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003141/bk_gdan_003141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Core Java Professional : Think Twice - Code Once, Complete Java Programming Guide.: Harry. H. Chaudhary.
Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference?
´Clive Thompson is more than a gifted reporter and writer. He is a brilliant social anthropologist. And, in this masterful book, he illuminates both the fascinating coders and the bewildering technological forces that are transforming the world in which we live.´ David Grann ´Clive Thompson is the ideal guide to who coders are, what they do, and how they wound up taking over the world. For a book this important, inspiring, and scary, it´s sinfully fun to read.´ Steven Levy ´Guiding readers through the under-covered history of programming´s female roots, Coders points with assurance to the inequities that have come to define coding today. Readable, revealing, and in many ways infuriating!´ Rebecca Traister ´Code shapes coders, and coders shape the code that changes how we think, every day of our lives. If you want to create a more humanistic digital world, read this book to get started.´ Sherry Turkle ´Fascinating. Thompson is an excellent writer and his subjects are themselves gripping . . . Many books have covered this territory, but Coders is bang up to date in a fast-moving world . . . Perhaps [coders will] give it to loved ones, with a note attached: ´´Read this, that´s me!´´´ Nature
The Creativity Code: How AI is learning to write, paint and think:Fourth Estate. ePub edition Marcus Du Sautoy
As a species, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be human. The novels of Henry James can communicate the inner world of one human being to another. The music of Wagner or Schubert takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride as we give ourselves up to their sublime sounds. These are the expressions of what Marcus du Sautoy calls ‘the creativity code’. Yet some believe that the new developments in AI and machine learning are so sophisticated that they can learn what it means to be human - that they can crack the code. Technology has always allowed us to extend our understanding of being human. But will the new tools of AI allow to us to create in different ways?Could recent developments in AI and machine learning also mean that it is no longer just human beings who can create art? And creativity, like consciousness, is one of those words that is hard to pin down: what is it that we are challenging these machines to do?In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines what these new developments might mean, for both the creative arts and his own subject: mathematics. From the Turing test to AlphaGo, are there limits to what algorithms can achieve, or might they be able to perfectly mimic human creativity? And what’s more, could they help Marcus to see more deeply into the complex mathematical problems with which he so often wrestles? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004115/bk_hcuk_004115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.