[Tutor] Learning books

Nick Lunt nick at javacat.f2s.com
Fri Dec 23 23:19:19 CET 2005


Hi Richard,

I myself just about know enough python to help me in my job occasionally and
to do some cool little hobby projects.
When it comes to creating GUI's for my programs I always use pythoncard, see
here www.pythoncard.org .

It's very simple to use, and the tutorials on their site will have you up
and running in no time.
It's based on wxpython but you don't need to know wxpython to use it at all,
unless pythoncard itself does not implement some functionality that you
desire.

The pythoncard mailing list is also very low volume and very helpful.

As a side note, I am the senior unix admin for a uk financial corp and I
know very well that learning perl would be the best 'prospective' language
for me to get to grips with, but no matter what issue I come up with at work
(or home) python is always, and I truly mean always, the better option.

I wish you good luck with your python learning experience, and I'm sure that
you will find it's also a very cool language to use. I can't help but feel
that it is inevitable that it will eventually overtake perl as the scripting
language of choice.

I hope none of that went too far off topic :)

Nick .


> -----Original Message-----
> From: tutor-bounces at python.org [mailto:tutor-bounces at python.org]On
> Behalf Of Richard
> Sent: 23 December 2005 20:05
> Cc: tutor
> Subject: Re: [Tutor] Learning books
>
>
> First of thanks for all the great input from everyone!!!
>
> Okay, so I have been reading some of the tutorials around the net on
> Python. great stuff I might add but I am getting all confused with the
> TCL, xwwidgets etc. I want to be able to program and I am just using the
> standard IDE that comes with Python. Am I on the right track? Or I am
> better off using a different one or ??? I see that some are someting
> with  C++ but heck, I just want to learn Python for now. I do want the
> widgets to look nice sure. HELP!
>
> Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays!!
>
> Richard
>
> P.S. I think I am getting one or two of the recomended books for
> Christmas! (cant wait!)
>
> nephish wrote:
>
> >Learning Python by O'Reilly,
> >got me started after realizing that Programming Python by O'Reilly was a
> >tad over me head.
> >
> >i am new here too.
> >
> >On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 14:46 -0600, Richard wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Afternoon all, My son asked me what books I would like for Christmas
> >>this year. So what would you recommend?
> >>
> >>I am a beginner here.
> >>
> >>
> >>Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >>Richard
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