If you've looked at the book (or even just the cover), you might be wondering about the person who did all the wonderful illustrations. His name is Martin Murtonen. You can find out more about his work at his web site.
Although we worked very closely with Martin to get all the illustrations just right, we never met him, until our Book Launch party, even though we live in the same city! All our collaboration was by phone and e-mail.
That's one of the things about modern communications, and computers in particular. There are many people who work together or are friends who have never met in person. In fact, we have never met any of the people who worked on our book - editors, typesetters, production staff, and so on (except for a few reviewers who we knew before we started). One day we hope to meet some of the people who made our book come to life!
Welcome to Computer Programming For Kids (CP4K)
Welcome to the Computer Programming for Kids blog! We are the co-authors of the book "Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners", released in March 2009. The book is published by Manning Publications. Manning has a web site for the book, which is where you can download the software and other files related to the book. You can purchase it here, at the Manning web site. If you use this link to purchase the print book or e-book from the Manning web site, you can use the discount code aupromo40 at checkout to get a 40% discount. You can also get it through online retailers like Amazon, as well as in many retail locations such as Chapters in Canada and Barnes & Noble in the U.S. This blog is mostly about the book (for now), but anything related to computers and programming, particularly for kids and beginners, is fair game. We will post articles with extra material that didn't make it into the book, and reader feedback and suggestions are always welcome.