Getting Started with Processing
Posted on 2010-10-18 by Jan Vantomme
The smallest book I've read about Processing so far. But this is probably the best book to read if you want to get started with programming. Most programming books are boring and start with a lot of concepts like algorithms, variables and classes.
This book starts with drawing simple shapes to the screen. The second thing you learn is adding interactivity to your program with only a few lines of code. Seeing the result of your program when you hit the run button makes it exciting to explore programming in a playful way.
You'll learn programming concepts like variables and functions as you dig deeper in the book. It all starts with drawing a robot, making it responsive, adding animation, ...
This book is also great to use as a text book for teaching Processing. I'll be using it in my classes and hope to get some students interested in programming graphics.
If only a book like this existed when I learned about programming. It would have made my life a lot easier.
- ISBN13: 978-1-449-37980-3
- Author: Casey Reas, Ben Fry