Just starting out!
Thomas A. Bryan
tbryan at python.net
Thu Dec 28 01:12:24 CET 2000
> I just started teaching myself to write code and wonder if Python is the
> best way to go. Also, Is there a better book than "Learning Python" by
> Mark Lutz and David Ascher available for someone at my level.
I think that Python makes a good first language. I'm teaching
my wife Python, and I have been fairly happy with how easy it
is in Python to get past the language and get a beginner thinking
about good code and intelligent design. I was rather disappointed
in _Learning_Python_ for someone with no programming experience.
Since ordered it before I had a chance to thoroughly review it,
I ended up writing supplemental notes and exercises. They're in
a pretty rough form right now, but I plan to make them available
at some point. If you'd like to see the current drafts, e-mail off
the list, and I'll see what I can put together.
There's a SAMS book, something like _Learning_Python_in_24_Hours_.
Perhaps you should skim it in a bookstore to see if it's more to your
Non-book resources include this newsgroup, www.python.org, and the
Python tutor mailing list.
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