[Tutor] Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours book
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 14:40:08 -0000
> Could you please sketch your impressions regarding
> Ivan Van Laningham's book "Teach Yourself Python
> in 24 Hours".
It is aimed at first time programmers but is specific
to Python (altho he does show some comparative C/Pascal
listings early on)
It does a good job of the basic syntax and types, a
slightly less gooid job in the (much harder to explain)
OO features and a basic run thru of the widgets in
Tkinter for GUI work. I thought the latter section
could have used less on the widgets and more on
structuring a GUI itself.
The main downside is the dreadful habit of using
screnshots of DOS windows and IDLE and reproducing
them at a size which makes them hard to read!
(I think Ivan put bigger versions on the books
Also it does hark on a bit about Mayan calendars
which might not grab your interest the way it
obviously does Ivan's!
> Is it worth to use this book as first Python book
> (I have no programming experience)?
Yes, or you could look at mine which covers slightly
different ground and is less python specific in some
ways. But I'll leave comparison to other more neutral
Author of the 'Learning to Program' web site