January 13, 2017
So, You Want to Be a Coder?
by Jane (J. M.) Bedell
The subtitle of this book pretty much says it all: The Ultimate Guide to a Career in Programming, Video Game Creation, Robotics, and More! It covers the basics of what coding means, the skills and knowledge you need to pursue it, the many programming languages to choose from, and the myriad coding careers available. Interviews with young coders and tech industry employees provide insights into their day-to-day activities.
Since I have no interest in being a coder, this book didn't really do it for me, but for kids and teens who are currently into coding, it could be very useful. It could help them narrow down their career choices and encourage them to continue in the field.