Brand New!

Nick Stinemates nick at
Fri Apr 18 20:47:23 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 07:48:37AM +0200, Paul Scott wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 02:35 -0300, Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> > I'm unsure if teaching Javascript, VBScript and Python at the same time is  
> > a good thing, I'd think one would get a language soup and mix all the  
> > concepts, but if it works for you, go ahead.
> > For other resources, see the beginners section in the Python wiki:  
> >
> Well, as an example, I learnt Python to a decent level of competency in
> 2 days. I looked through the Dive into Python tuts, and then had a look
> at the Python GUI FAQ (Which didn't really help much, as I started with
> a GTK based GUI app). A little bit of Googling and a couple of questions
> to this list gave me everything that I needed to roll out a pretty
> decent application in 5 days. Oh, and just by the way, I am _not_ a
> Computer Scientist or anything, I am a botanist, which means that if I
> can do that, just about anyone that can read can do it.
> Python has been long on my list of TODO's, and now, finally, it is
> there. I have immensely enjoyed it so far, and will continue to tinker
> well into the future.
> --Paul

I think that's wonderful! 

I think problem solving language independent. As long as you can break down what you need to do and conceptualize. You must have learned to do with with botany, so programming came natural :)

Nick Stinemates (nick at

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