Starting out.

Ahmer ahmerhussain at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 16:13:49 CEST 2006


Thanks Paddy. That post pretty much cleared up everything for me.

On Oct 13, 12:46 am, "Paddy" <paddy3... at netscape.net> wrote:
> Ahmer wrote:
> > Hi all!
>
> > I am a 15 year old High School Sophomore. I would like to start
> > programming in Python. In school, we are learning Java (5) and I like
> > to use the Eclipse IDE, I also am learning PHP as well.
>
> > What are some ways to get started (books, sites, etc.)? I am usually on
> > linux, but I have a windows box and am planning on getting a mac.Pydev gives you a Python mode for Eclipse:
>  http://pydev.sourceforge.net/
> The Python tutorial is a good way to learn Python:
>  http://docs.python.org/tut/
> Some pointers on writing Python for Java programmers:
>  http://www.ferg.org/projects/python_java_side-by-side.html
> I guess you are new to both Java and Python, but if you know Java and
> were starting Python, the following points out that certain idioms of
> Java do not translate well to Python:
>  http://dirtsimple.org/2004/12/python-is-not-java.html
>
> And finally: Lets 'big-up' Python:
>  http://www.paulgraham.com/pypar.html
>
> I hope you enjoy Python.
> All the best,  Paddy.
>
> P.S. maybe your High school might be interested in teaching Python as a
> first language rather than Java?
>  http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/frank/elkner_0300.html
>
> http://www.python.org/workshops/2000-01/proceedings/papers/elkner/pyY...




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