More Lessons In Book Cover Design

Last week I posted about everything my son and I learned about designing a cover for a book. Based on that we designed a new cover for Intermediate JavaScript, a followup to my first book Elementary JavaScript. I was very excited about the new cover. It looked great on my screen, much more professional than…

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Win a Copy of Elementary JavaScript at Amazon

Elementary JavaScript has been getting some great reviews on Amazon: it is written in a manner that all ages can learn, understand and enjoy while learning to code My 9 yo and I have finished first 4 chapters and absolutely love this book. Would recommend to prospective young coders and their parents! understanding how to…

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Designing a Cover for Intermediate JavaScript

If you follow the Elementary JavaScript book page on Facebook or Instagram, you will have seen that Ahan, my 10 year old son, and I have started on the second book in the series called Intermediate JavaScript. One of the things that Ahan helped me with on the first book was cover design. This time…

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My Book is Now Available for Preorder at Barnes & Noble

My book Elementary JavaScript – JavaScript for Elementary and Middle School Kids is now available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble. The expected publication date is Oct 31st. I’m currently awaiting editing and proofreading. It will be available on Amazon at around the same time but will be more expensive there. The book uses the…

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A Phaser 3 Tutorial Implemented in ES6

This tutorial by Richard Davey is a really nice introduction to Phaser 3, using it to make a simple game. Before I work with my son on using Phaser, I’ve rewritten it to use ES6 classes in JavaScript. You can download the source code here. The assets are included and distributed with permission. Assuming you…

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More Code With My Son: Now I’m Learning with him

Since my last post on coding with my son, his game Blob Attack has come a long way. New graphics, more levels, a real leaderboard, somewhat proper signup and registration and now phone playability. This caused us to Google often and I got a lot of – “YOU don’t know how to do this?!” Thankfully…

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More Code With My Son: A New Game – Blob Attack

Before you read my ramblings, here is Ahan’s blog post about the game. After our last attempt implementing the card game 7-8, this time around we set about making a game totally invented by Ahan called Blob Attack. It’s not yet complete, but playable now (visit his blog post for a link – seriously, no…

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Code Project With My Son: Fully Playable Prototype

Last time I detailed my troubles and dark nights of the soul trying to teach my son how to code. Many more tantrums, struggles and dark days, weekends and nights later we now have a working prototype of the game. It is an Indian card game called 7-8 (सात आठ). Think of it like a…

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