[python-uk] Reading list

Michael 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:

> Hi,
> 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):
>     https://www.packtpub.com/**python-2-6-text-processing-**
> beginners-guide/book<https://www.packtpub.com/python-2-6-text-processing-beginners-guide/book>
> Head First Python (Paul Barry):
>     http://shop.oreilly.com/**product/0636920003434.do<http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920003434.do>
> The Quick Python Book (Naomi R. Ceder):
>     http://www.manning.com/ceder/
> Volent Python (TJ O'Connor):
>     http://www.amazon.co.uk/**Violent-Python-TJ-OConnor/dp/**
> 1597499579/ref=sr_1_10?ie=**UTF8&qid=1372239422&sr=8-10&**keywords=python<http://www.amazon.co.uk/Violent-Python-TJ-OConnor/dp/1597499579/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1372239422&sr=8-10&keywords=python>
> Programming Python (Mark Lutz):
>     http://www.amazon.co.uk/**Programming-Python-Mark-Lutz/**
> dp/0596158106/ref=sr_1_8?ie=**UTF8&qid=1372239456&sr=8-8&**keywords=python<http://www.amazon.co.uk/Programming-Python-Mark-Lutz/dp/0596158106/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1372239456&sr=8-8&keywords=python>
> Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner (Mike Dawson):
>     http://www.amazon.co.uk/**Python-Programming-Absolute-**
> Beginner-Dawson/dp/1435455002/**ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&**
> qid=1372239604&sr=1-1&**keywords=python<http://www.amazon.co.uk/Python-Programming-Absolute-Beginner-Dawson/dp/1435455002/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372239604&sr=1-1&keywords=python>
> 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.
> Thanks
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