[python-uk] Reading list

René Dudfield renesd at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 14:06:59 CEST 2013


all good book suggestions...

However, is fancy book learning the best method to learn?

I always suggest people "Work on Projects" if their plan is to:

   1. get out of the bedroom and work on projects.
   2. work with other people on projects.
   3. build connections to get paid work with python.
   4. have something at the end to show as evidence of python skills.


Yes, it is harder than paying for a book, then maybe reading it.

Other than working on your own project, other activities you can do:

   - pyweek.org
   - go to london python dojo, meet people, and work with them on mini
   projects.
   - try and fix an issue in python projects you already use.
   - write mini tutorials or blog posts on how to do something specific
   with python.
   - if you must pay for something... consider training.
   - join a 'sprint' some open source project is doing, and pair program
   with some people there.



Did Daniel from Karate Kid get far by learning Karate from a book?


ciao,



On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Jonathan Hartley <tartley at tartley.com>wrote:

>  Dive into Python:
> http://www.diveintopython.net/
>
> Dive into Python 3:
> http://www.diveinto.org/python3/
>
> Both of these, along with Learn Python the Hard way, are suitable for
> beginner programmers. I'm don't know of anything better for people who are
> already experienced programmers in other languages.
>
>
>
>
> On 26/06/13 10:59, Rachid Belaid wrote:
>
> Learn Python the hard way
>
>  http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 10:48 AM, <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
>>
>> Head First Python (Paul Barry):
>>     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
>>
>> 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
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> 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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