Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer! Using Just BASIC, a free and simple programming language, you'll learn how to create and work with graphical user interfaces, controls, variables, arrays, conditional logic, and loops. You'll even dig into graphics and sound as you master basic programming concepts. In each lesson, you’ll get hands-on practice as you write a working computer-game application. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to program in BASIC and design your own custom applications for home, school, or work.
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Note: this course is not suitable for Macintosh users. No previous programming knowledge or experience is required.
Richard Blum has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, working mainly as a network and systems administrator. During this time, he has worked with Microsoft, Novell, Unix, and Linux servers, and has created Web sites using a variety of different programming languages. Blum is the author of several programming and systems administration books, including Professional Assembly Language, C# Network Programming, PostgreSQL 8 for Windows, Sendmail for Linux, Postfix, and Network Performance Open Source Toolkit.