Life in Code
A Personal History of Technology
Paperback ISBN: 1250181690
The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology’s loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn’t. Life in Code is an essential text toward our understanding of the last twenty years—and the next twenty.
Help Your Kids With Computer Coding
A Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games
Paperback ISBN: 146541956x
Provides parents with step-by-step instructions for helping children learn the basics of computer programming, with simple projects and exercises and information about coding in Scratch and Python.
Learn Robotics With the Raspberry PI
Build and Code Your Own Moving, Sensing, Thinking Robots
Paperback ISBN: 1593279205
"A beginner's guide to building and coding robots with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Each chapter teaches progressively complex lessons, from wireless control to line following, through detailed instructions and projects"--
Coding HTML & CSS Basics
Paperback ISBN: 1783613920
Coding HTML and CSS is a great practical guide to the basics of HTML and CSS coding. It will help with starting small and medium projects, such as customising your blog or making your own website, and give practical examples of techniques that will aid you. Additionally you will be taken through the steps of adding images and video to your website, along with a troubleshooting guide for any problems that crop up and step-by-step guides to make coding easy.
A Life in Code
Hardcover ISBN: 1101871296
An ode to the computer codes and languages that captured the author's imagination as a child demonstrates how computers and algorithms shape, and sometimes compromise, human understandings of identity and the greater world.