Python Programming Books?

John Salerno johnjsal at
Wed May 24 16:50:08 CEST 2006

vbgunz wrote:
> Learning Python by Mark Lutz will be the most perfect book to get you
> started! Perhaps there are others aimed at the non-programmer but after
> getting through that book (2 times) I finally left it with wings... It
> is a great book for the n00b in my humble opinion. After that, you'll
> pretty much start flying higher on your own as long as you always keep
> the python docs handy along with the addresses to comp.lang.python and
> it's IRC channel #python on
> Good luck, welcome to Python!

I second this opinion completely. Use this book to start with! It is a 
wonderful intro to the language and will give you a solid foundation.

As for waiting for a 3rd edition, don't do it! If you're like me, you'll 
want the latest there is, so I was tempted to start with something newer 
too (since this book covers up to 2.2), but honestly it covers 
everything you need to know. There are maybe two or three new additions 
that you can read about elsewhere, but Learning Python is THE book to 
start with, IMO.

Get it now! :)

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