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Mark Lassoff of learntoporgram.tv presents a simple and engaging project that will have even novices programming like pros in just a few hours. The book walks readers through a step-by-step process to create a fully functioning mp3 player. Even better, when readers have finished the project they are left with an understanding of how and why it works, as the author takes great pains to fully explain each and every element, rather than relying on rote memorization. Creating an MP3 Player with HTML5 is a great first project for anyone looking to dip their toes in the programming pool.

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You – yes, you – can learn to program. Really.41Qt9rvmdGL

In Creating an MP3 Player with HTML5, author Mark Lassoff has taken a task that seems imposing, and made it accessible and interesting – even to the novice programmer. With the use of a conversational tone, step-by-step details, and loads of graphics, you’ll soon be happily playing tunes on your very own self-made mp3 player.

Lest you be concerned about compatibility issues, Lassoff takes great care to discuss various browsers and how your code will display in each, and to note that the coding you do will work just fine whether you’re packing a PC or a Mac. As a longtime programming trainer, the author displays a great proficiency at teaching to the average user. This is a case where the readers definitely benefit from his experience, as the instructions are very clear, concise, and easy to follow.

If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands into a little programming but really didn’t know where to start, then this is the perfect book for you. You work through the project one step at a time, with each step fully explained and then backed up with graphics displaying exactly how everything should look. From a basic overview of HTML5 to brief discussions on JavaScript and XML, you will actually understand each tool you use in the creation of the mp3 player. It’s a wonderful way to learn by using.

When I say step-by-step, I really mean it in this case. You begin with a very basic mp3 player that has no interactivity and can only play one song, and and work your way toward a fully functional player complete with scrubber and click to play capabilities. As each element is added, you are given the complete code to add in and an explanation of how it works. For beginners, it provides a foolproof way to learn by doing, and even veteran programmers may find themselves learning a couple new tricks by the time they finish this quick project.

Mark Lassoff of learntoporgram.tv presents a simple and engaging project that will have even novices programming like pros in just a few hours. The book walks readers through a step-by-step process to create a fully functioning mp3 player. Even better, when readers have finished the project they are left with an understanding of how and why it works, as the author takes great pains to fully explain each and every element, rather than relying on rote memorization. Creating an MP3 Player with HTML5 is a great first project for anyone looking to dip their toes in the programming pool.


Amy

 
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