Is Python worth it??

Luis M. Gonzalez luismgz at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 17:40:33 CET 2005


I was in you situation, and I'll tell you what worked for me:

Online tutorials:
I suggest starting out with Josh Cogliati's "Non-Programmers tutorial
for Python" (http://www.honors.montana.edu/~jjc/easytut/easytut/) .
It is an ideal introduction for a complete beginner, very easy to
follow and right to the point.

After that, I'd suggest:

- A byte of Python by Swaroop C. H. (http://www.byteofpython.info/)
This one is also a very easy and complete introduction.


This would be enough to get you going and comfortable with Python, but,
you may still need some good and simple introduction to object oriented
programing.
For that, I suggest Alan Gauld's "Learning to Program"
(http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/). Pay special attention
to the object oriented programming chapter. It has a simple "banking
accounts" example that was a real eye opener for me.

Of course, It won't hurt if you check regularly the official tutorial
by Guido Van Rossum, but I wouldn't use it as a step to step
introduction, because it seems more like an overview of the language.
More indicated for someone who's looking for something specific.

Good luck!
Luis




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