A primer to programming in the truest sense, this book clearly and concisely presents the most fundamental principals across all programming languages through step-by-step examples. -- A book that leaves no programming fundamental unexplained, The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Programming Basics uses Qbasic (a simple programming language) to illustrate each step-by-step example. -- Unlike the rather lengthy, uneven coverage given by other treatments on beginning programming, this guide promises a lucid, to-the-point explanation of the skills any program developer must acquire to be successful. -- A good companion guide to The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Computer Basics, it provides a logical next step to readers that wish to learn more about the software programs and how they are created. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Programming Basics is ideal for the computer user who has heard techy friends talk about loops and arrays or read bits and pieces about programming in glossy computer magazines but really wouldn't know how to start making a program if he or she had to. This books chapters present content in a gradual yet entertaining way on how basic programming concepts are put together to build simple but albeit fundamental programming results.