[BangPypers] **************PYTHON NEWBIE**************

Saurabh Saha turisys.python at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 09:59:21 CET 2014

Hi Guys

I am a python newbie. I am learning python on my own using whatever literature I could find over the web and using courses like coursera and udacity.

The issue is even after writing a lot of programs on my own and taking these different courses I still feel I have a long way to go before I write a web app on my own.

There is too much to read and no one to guide as to how one must proceed in order to be become proficient enough to code a product on your own.

I also took a audacity class taken by the Reddit founder where he teaches you how to build a blog from scratch but he just rushes through it and there are certain things he doesn’t explain.

The issue is I have a visual idea about what I plan to build in terms of the algorithm the product would use.

But I don’t know how to go about writing the front end with python and how to use the different frameworks that are heavily endorsed by people on quora. 

There is so much to read on python and there is no one who could help me or guide me on how I could develop a simple product as simple as my own blog.

If you could suggest a literature I’d definitely read it and try building small programs.

As of now I am going through the MIT OCW lectures and reading this book called ‘Think Like a Computer Scientist’ along with ‘Learn Python The Hard Way’ so some of the things are becoming clear but as Peter Norvig says you need to have spent at least 10K hours to master programming I too would need to go through the grind.

And I’d be happy to do that provided I get a starting point. I am not getting the starting point from where I could go ahead and proceed writing code. I love this language as its easy to write and has powerful implementations.

And so in the end I decided to get in touch with Guido Van Rossum who advised me to join a community that could help me learn the language and make me aware of intricacies of the language.

This is how I ended u joining this community as I stay in Bangalore and would love to connect with people who are proficient programmers.

I apologize for writing such an intense and long mail but I wanted to articulate the problem in detail so that I could have your valuable suggestions on how to go about it.

Thanks a lot for your time.


Saurabh Saha


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