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Learn to Code with JavaScript

Learn to Code with JavaScript

Author: Darren Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

A hands-on, practical Introduction to coding! Do you want to learn to code? Perhaps you want to learn how to build the next social media sensation or blockbuster game? Or perhaps you just want to get some valuable coding experience under your belt? This easy-to-follow, practical, and fun guide is the perfect place to start on your coding journey. You'll be learning to program with JavaScript - the most popular programming language on Earth. And it runs in web browsers, making it particularly suited to creating web-based apps and games. But the principles and techniques that you'll learn will provide you with a foundation to go on and learn many other languages, too. You'll learn: Programming basics, including data types, variables and more How to use logic to control the flow of a program How to use loops to repeat code over and over again How to write functions that can be used to store code in reusable blocks How to store data in collections such as arrays, sets and maps How to create objects that store properties and actions And much more! Along the way, you'll build a collection of fun applications, including games and interactive web pages. Start learning to code today!

Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures #263 - Cry of the Vultriss

Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures #263 - Cry of the Vultriss

Author: Darren Jones, Simon Power, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/05/2020

Violently ejected from the Space-Time Vortex, the TARDIS crash lands on the remote planet of Cygia-Rema, a mountainous world ruled by the bird-like Vultriss. Their newly crowned Queen Skye is expecting first contact with alien ambassadors -Ice Warriors-and the sudden arrival of the Doctor, Flip and Mrs Constance Clarke causes confusion. However, Skye is no ordinary ruler, she is the Fabled One gifted with the deadly power of 'The Cry'. The queen who will enable the Vultriss to fly once again -at any cost. But as the Doctor investigates why the TARDIS crashed, he discovers that the Vultriss are hiding a deadly secret. An ancient legacy that if left unchecked will plunge half the galaxy into an eternal living end. Cast: Colin Baker (The Doctor),Lisa Greenwood (Flip Jackson),Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke),Nicholas Briggs (The Ice Warriors), Jo Burke (Helia/Chela), Natasha Cowley (Queen Skye),Caroline Lawrie (Jabule), Adele Lynch (Vextyr/Ospri), Vincenzo Nicoli (Pagus), Daniel Norford (Tyto/Vultriss Captain).

Doctor Who: Paradise Lost

Doctor Who: Paradise Lost

Author: Darren Jones Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/02/2020

Jacob Dudman reads this original adventure for the Eleventh Doctor and Clara. On the edge of a nebula, the TARDIS lands on the strange planet of Foss, which is covered in dense and intricate minerals and vegetation. The spindly, insect-like Fossians are suspicious of the Doctor and Clara, believing them to be on the side of the large, spider-like Drak-Arzin. But when the travellers meet the Drak-Arzin they discover that Foss is far more than a planet: it is, in fact, a giant life-form, nearing the end of its life-span. But what secret lies at the the heart of the Fossians' mine? With the help of a young Fossian named Anura, the Doctor and Clara try to intermediate between Foss and its two warring people. Jacob Dudman reads this brand new adventure for the Eleventh Doctor, as played on TV by Matt Smith.

Doctor Who: Rhythm of Destruction

Doctor Who: Rhythm of Destruction

Author: Darren Jones Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/11/2017

Dan Starkey reads an exclusive new audio adventure for the Twelfth Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Capaldi. The Doctor arrives on the uninhabited planetoid Quish, famous for having the biggest natural amphitheatre in the galaxy. The Blitzats Jazz Quartet are playing, but shortly afterwards the planetoid implodes. Everywhere they play they leave a trail of destruction in their wake - someone dies; a city is wiped out; an entire planet vanishes... But why - and how? The Doctor realises that the answer lies close to home. Duration: 1 hour 10 mins approx.

Doctor Who: Rhythm of Destruction

Doctor Who: Rhythm of Destruction

Author: Darren Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

Dan Starkey reads an exclusive new audio adventure for the Twelfth Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Capaldi. The Doctor arrives on the uninhabited planetoid Quish, famous for having the biggest natural amphitheatre in the galaxy. The Blitzats Jazz Quartet are playing, but shortly afterwards the planetoid implodes. Everywhere they play they leave a trail of destruction in their wake - someone dies; a city is wiped out; an entire planet vanishes... But why - and how? The Doctor realises that the answer lies close to home.

JavaScript - Novice to Ninja 2e

JavaScript - Novice to Ninja 2e

Author: Darren Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2017

JavaScript is a must-have skill for all web developers. JavaScript: Novice to Ninja is a fun, practical, and comprehensive guide to the modern usage of this deceptively powerful language. Comprehensively updated to cover ECMAScript 6 and modern JavaScript development, the second edition of this step-by-step introduction to coding in JavaScript will show you how to to solve real-world problems, design eye-catching animations, build smarter forms, and develop richer applications. Learn the basics of JavaScript programming: functions, methods, properties, loops and logic Use events to track user interactions Build smarter web forms that improve the user experience Work with the document object model (DOM) and Ajax to dynamicall update your pages Add functionality to your apps using HTML5's powerful APIs Use Test Driven Development methodology to write more robust code Build a complete, working JavaScript quiz app from scratch

Jump Start Sinatra

Jump Start Sinatra

Author: Darren Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2013

This short SitePoint book provides readers with a fun and yet practical introduction to Sinatra, a framework that makes web development with Ruby extremely simple. It's not intended to be a completely comprehensive guide to the framework or an in-depth Ruby tutorial, but will quickly get you up to speed with Sinatra and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own. The book is built around a real-life example project: a content management system. It's a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way. This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with Sinatra in no time.

Doctor Who: Sleepers In The Dust

Doctor Who: Sleepers In The Dust

Author: Darren Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

The TARDIS touches down on Nadurniss, a planet under quarantine. A joint Nadurni/human mission has recently landed on the planet to survey it for possible re-colonisation. Two millennia have passed since the Nadurni Empire fell at the end of the Prokarian War, and Nadurniss seems to be a lifeless, barren world - but a mysterious illness is infecting the Nadurni, and now the whole team is in danger. The nature of the infection becomes clear when the sickest Nadurni dies and an amorphous creature emerges from its dried-up body. A shambling mound of bacteria, acting as one being - a Prokarian - it has been on the planet all along, sleeping in the dust. As the Prokarians attack, Amy is infected. The Doctor can do nothing to help her - until he realises that the cure could lie in the past. He and Rory must travel back more than 2000 years to try and save her life... Written specially for audio by Darren Jones, Sleepers in the Dust features the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the acclaimed hit series from BBC TV.

Doctor Who: The Eye Of The Jungle

Doctor Who: The Eye Of The Jungle

Author: Darren Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2011

The Amazon rainforest, 1827. The Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in the jungle near a hurriedly abandoned campsite, where they are surrounded by hungry black caiman - huge lizards. Only the arrival of a man with a rifle sees off the giant beasts. Oliver Blazington has come to the forest to bag big game, and his companion Garrett is a naturalist, collecting exotic creatures for London Zoo. But the Doctor soon discovers that another very different hunter is stalking the Amazon. Animals and people have been disappearing without trace, and local villagers speak darkly of 'The Eye of the Jungle'. Amy senses that the all-seeing Eye is watching them - but she and Rory are powerless to intervene when it sets its sights on the Doctor... Written specially for audio by Darren Jones and read by David Troughton, The Eye of the Jungle features the Doctor, Amy and Rory as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.