[portland] Recommendation for book to use in classroom?

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 06:30:39 CET 2009


I just tell my students to subscribe to Safari, save money in the long
run.  But then I'm not required by my institution of higher learning
to assign printed materials, so that makes my job ridiculously easy.

Kirby

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Charles Anderson
<master.sparkle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have a recommendation for a (text) book to use for teaching
> Python to students who already know Java?  I'll be teaching a college class
> in spring to students who have had at least 2 quarters of Java.  So, they
> should be hip to the basics of programming - e.g., conditionals, iteration,
> methods, classes, etc.  I'd like to focus on "more interesting" bits of
> Python that are difficult or impossible in straight Java - e.g.,
> introspection, duck-typing, possibly metaclasses.
>
>
> thanks,
> Charles.
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