[python-uk] Reading list
sparks.m at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 13:25:02 CEST 2013
When I came across python I'd been coding for a long time in a variety of
languages. Because Learning Perl had been a good book for learning perl, I
bought Learning Python. Hated it. Put me off python for years.
Came back to learn it again, and read through "How to think like a computer
scientist using python". It was brief enough to skip through rapidly in
contexts I already understood and go from a standing start in python to
something useful in a couple of days. I've recommended it to others since.
Beyond that Practical Python by Magnus Lie Hetland is a good book, and is
divided into two parts that are essentially "learn the language" and "see
it in use in projects". The second part I feel is more useful to
experienced developers, even though the projects are of course by the
nature of book form toys. I don't know what the revamped version (Beginning
Python) by the same author is like.
I don't use either any more unsurprisingly!
On 26 June 2013 10:48, <a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu> wrote:
> I'm looking for an introductory book in python: do you have any suggestion?
> I'm shortlisting few so far:
> Python 2.6 Text Processing: Beginners Guide (Jeff McNeil):
> Head First Python (Paul Barry):
> The Quick Python Book (Naomi R. Ceder):
> Volent Python (TJ O'Connor):
> Programming Python (Mark Lutz):
> Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner (Mike Dawson):
> All they seem reasonable reading for starters, but I wonder if there's
> something else around that can be effective in bringing skilled developers
> (C/C++) into the python side.
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