[Tutor] Alright... I'm new...

Jeff Molinari llenard_twem at yahoo.com
Thu May 10 00:13:28 CEST 2007

I've always been interested in learing to write my own programs but I never new where to start. Now I heard python is not only powerful but easy to use therefor making it good for begginers. So I looked it up, Downloaded python 2.5, I'm just in the middle of the first part of the first chapter ((don't get me wrong. I also looked up tutorials so I know most of what they already mentioned. I'm just stating that that is where I'm at in the book)) in "Python for Dummies" and I'm still lost. I'm understanding what its teaching me. Don't get me wrong. It's simple. Very straight forward. MUCH less confusing than C++. I've learned about, obviously, how to display text. I've learned about variables and having your user input data(such as a password. During the tutorial they taught me how to make a simple password type program thing.)
  Well!!! I'll get to the point now...
  I know I'm in the very early stages of programming. I'm just a big newb. But it just isn't clicking. I understand, as stated before, what I've been taught. But I don't understand how it could all come together to create a program. I understand that programs don't HAVE to have a GUI but when I think programs or software I think interactivity. I'm just not sure where this is leading me.
  I want to creat a fully functional program that actually does something USEFUL. It doesn't have to be big. But it has to actually do something other than add and subtract and display a simple string. 
  Well I suppose I'm asking more for opinions and suggestions on how to go about learning. Thanks for listening to my nonsense. >_<

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