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Sun Apr 27 21:02:55 CEST 2003
Steven Hodgen wrote:
> I'm currently teaching a high-school introduction to programming
> course. I'm currently teaching in Java, but am seriously considering
> changing to Python. The problem is that I cannot seem to find any good
> textbooks, much less ones for students with no prior programming
> experience. This is the one area in which Java excels. I'm using an
> awesome programming environment called "BlueJ", and there are lots of
> textbooks for students at all levels.
> However, Java is not a great language for beginners. Python, on the
> other hand, is ideal. If I can find a textbook that is even ok, I may
> consider changing, since the language is so much better for students at
> this level. Doesn anyone know of a book like this? Ideally, it would
> have examples and excercises, and perhaps even a web-site with other
> instructor and student resources.
> steven at twitch.net
The Deitels have a textbook called _Python How to Program_ that is aimed
at beginning programmers. I'm not sure how good/bad it is. Three out
of four reviewers on Amazon seem to like it (the fourth guy gave it one
star based on its lack of Perl coverage).
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