Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Mon Dec 9 17:06:06 CET 2013

In article <mailman.3776.1386595668.18130.python-list at python.org>,
 Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Oscar Benjamin
> <oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1) Some people felt that Python is not an "industry standard" unlike
> > C/C++/Java and that it is not as good for employability.
> Disprove that by checking any job listing site in your area/industry.
> You'll find plenty of Python jobs there.
> ChrisA

I have access to the resume search feature on careers.stackoverflow.com.  
Just for fun, I ran the following searches (for skills advertised by 
people who have listed their resumes):

C        1k
C++      1.3k
Java     1.7k
Python   1.2k

The search qualifiers were "within 200 miles of the United States", 
"legal right to work here required", "full time", "exclude students", 
and, "only active candidates".

Not sure what the proves, other than these are the languages people who 
are looking for jobs know (or at least claim to know).

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