What was your strategy?

James Harris james.harris.1 at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 15 00:21:02 CET 2010

On Nov 14, 10:32 pm, Jorge Biquez <jbiq... at icsmx.com> wrote:
> Hello all.
> Quick question. I know some of you are with Python since started,
> some other maybe later.
> I was wondering if you can share what was the strategy you followed
> to master Python (Yes I know I have to work hard study and practice a
> lot). I mean did you use special books, special sites, a plan to
> learn each subject in a special way. I would like to know, if
> possible, comments specially from some of you who in the past had
> other languages, frameworks and platforms and left (almost) all of
> them and stayed with Python.

IMHO there's no one solution. What works for a person depends on how
that person learns. Options: books, online free course lecture videos,
class instruction, preexisting code, supplied documentation, online
tutorials etc.

I find it useful to have at least two sources, e.g. two books, as each
author brings a slightly different approach and often make different
assumptions (and make different mistakes). Comparing two or more makes
it easier to see through the differences. But make sure each is
reputable in its own right.

For example, I used: Learning Python, and Python in a Nutshell (and
WxPython in action for the GUI stuff). I'd recommend at least the
Nutshell book as a reference.

If books work for you check Amazon or similar for feedback of others.


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