Recommended Reading: 'Realm of Racket'
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Recommended Reading: 'Realm of Racket'


"Realm of Racket" (http://tinyurl.com/kdp3eto) from No Starch Press offers a fun guide to serious programming. Racket is a programming language well suited for novice coders, first-year programming students, and those who simply want to write better code in any language.

With this in mind, one of Racket's original creators -- Northeastern University professor Matthias Felleisen -- teamed up with a handful of freshman computer science students to write "Realm of Racket" (No Starch Press, June 2013, 312 pp., $39.95, ISBN 9781593274917). Using the students' insights about learning to program, the book mixes game programming, technical explanations, and comics to make powerful programming concepts accessible to a wide audience.

Inspired by Conrad Barski's Lisp programming guide, "Land of Lisp," Realm of Racket guides readers through the fundamentals of the language with a lighthearted tone. As readers master the concepts introduced in each chapter, they'll incorporate their newfound skills into a series of increasingly sophisticated Racket-based games -- ranging from the simple Guess My Number game to Hungry Henry, a complex multiplayer game. Readers will also learn to:

° Write concise and elegant functional programs;
° Create a graphical user interface using the 2htdp/image library;
° Create a server to handle true multiplayer games.

Felleisen is the author of numerous books on Lisp, Scheme, and programming, including the classic "Little LISPer." He's also one of the co-founders of the Racket language and the TeachScheme! project (now known as ProgramByDesign and Bootstrap), which seeks to bring a gentle notion of algebraic programming to mathematics and science education in high schools.

 
AAPL
$98.98
Apple Inc.
-1.77
GOOG
$567.44
Google Inc.
-9.92
MSFT
$45.90
Microsoft Corpora
-0.46
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Manage Your Cloud – Wunderlist Now Suppo...
Manage Your Cloud – Wunderlist Now Supports Dropbox Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 1st, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Nexticy Review
Nexticy Review By Jennifer Allen on October 1st, 2014 Our Rating: :: IDEAL FORM CREATIONiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad Nexticy allows you to make your own forms for research purposes or to organize your business better. It’s very useful.   | Read more »
Tiny Troopers: Alliance Marches onto the...
Tiny Troopers: Alliance Marches onto the App Store Tomorrow Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 1st, 2014 [ permalink ] Tiny Troopers: Alliance, by Kukouri, is a | Read more »
HeroCraft Introduces Unlimited Sequel to...
HeroCraft Introduces Unlimited Sequel to WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 1st, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
RGB Express Review
RGB Express Review By Jennifer Allen on October 1st, 2014 Our Rating: :: DELIGHTFUL PUZZLINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Guide trucks along their delivery routes in RGB Express, a testing but charming puzzle game.   | Read more »
The Sagas of Fire*Wolf (Games)
The Sagas of Fire*Wolf 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
BuggyFun Review
BuggyFun Review By Amy Solomon on October 1st, 2014 Our Rating: iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad BuggyFun allows children to create their own tracks for bugs to interact with for a unique open-ended experience.   | Read more »
Fold the Adventure Review
Fold the Adventure Review By Jennifer Allen on October 1st, 2014 Our Rating: :: AWKWARD FOLDSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Fold pieces of paper to create platforms for a princely rabbit in this puzzle game; something that isn’t as beguiling as you’d think.   | Read more »
WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics (G...
WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: ***NOTE: Compatible with iPhone 4s and up, iPad 2 and up - may not work properly on earlier devices***. | Read more »
apeFilter (Music)
apeFilter 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.