Perhaps you remember the old Burt Bacharach song, “What’s It All About, Alfie?” You may know this song as “What’s It All About, Austin?” updated for the Austin Powers movie series.
This chapter has covered a great deal of ground, most of it about giving you a feel for things. What things, and what’s it all about, Alfie (or Austin)?
In this chapter, you’ve learned about the nature of computer programming and about computer languages. I’ve asked, and answered, the question “ Why learn to program? ” I’ve also explained the approach taken by this book.
Finally, and perhaps most important, you’ve written and run your first computer program. Congratulations!