[Tutor] Python Books

Brian Dorsey brian@dorseys.org
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 10:41:10 -0700

Another data point: (and my first post to the Tutor list. ;)

My experience before python: quite a bit of SQL and a fair amount of VBA (in Access) and VBScript (ASP pages). I started with Learning Python and loved it. The pace and style of writing worked well for me and it's short enough I felt I was actually getting a handle on things. It seems that it provides a solid foundation to work from, teaching the things you'll need to know whenever you write anyhting in python. I think there are several other intro books which cover the same material, this just the one I happened across. 

The intro tutorial on www.python.org is pretty good as well... but I seem to need to have a book in front of me to learn... maybe I need a second monitor to show the docs on.. ;)

Take care,

PS- Anyone else have any need to send email from Lotus Notes via python and COM?:) I've got a short, simple script working.

On Wed, Aug 08, 2001 at 01:13:45PM -0400, Andrei Kulakov wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 02:08:41AM +0900, Python Newbie wrote:
> > Can you recommend a few GOOD Python books(for someone who has some
> > experience in programming)?
> > There are so many Python books out there; I am not sure which one I should
> > read...
> > Shall I do the O'reilly's "Learning Python" and "Programming Python"?
> > Or "Python Bible 2.1"?
> > Or ...?
> > What are the books which give detailed explanations?
> Here's a datapoint: I had a bit of experience in C, having written a few
> small 100-line or so programs. I never done anything even remotely serious,
> though. I bought "programming python" and found that it went over my head,
> but now that I know more about python, I began re-reading it and found
> it far more useful. So, if you're about as experienced as I was, try an
> easier book for starters.