new to programming: suggestion
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Mar 16 10:18:13 CET 2004
On 15 Mar 2004 21:15:47 -0800, alessandro_valerio at msn.com (pius)
> i'm new in programming; i'd like to find a good programming book, full
> of examples guiding me step to step in the marvellous world of
Best place to start is the non programmers section of the Python
web site. Despite the fact that I wrote one, I don't think most
folks need a book to learn the basics, there are plenty of web
tutors for that. Pick one you like and work your way through it.
(If you do want a beginners tutor then feel free to buy mine
More useful is to get an intermediate level book like Programming
Python by Lutz.
Also a concise referce like "Python in a Nutshell" or
"Python Essential Reference" is handy.
Also you might find some of the more general programming books
The Pragmatic Programmer by Hunt & Thomas is good
The Practice of Programming by Kernighan & Pike is another
Finally all serious programmers should read
Code Complete by McConnell.
And if you really want to understand the underlying theory try
Structure & Iterpretation of Computer Procrams(SICP) by Abelman
and Sussman - a classic which is also online:
That should keep you busy! :-)
Author of the Learn to Program website
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