[Tutor] Python Tutorials: How to create useful programs after learning the syntax?
rabidpoobear at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 10:37:10 CEST 2009
Luis Galvan wrote:
> Hello all, this is my first time using a mailing list, so I'm not sure
> if I'm doing this right!
Everything's fine except perhaps your formatting - it's easier to read
e-mails that are delineated into paragraphs rather than just a single
block of text. That may be a problem on my end, I'm not sure.
> If anyone has any idea on how I can really get started with
> programming useful programs, please do let me know! Any help would be
> immensely appreciated!
What sorts of things do you want to make? The most successful projects
are usually borne from people's desire for a tool that doesn't exist yet.
Or have you always wanted to make a video game? Those can be very
satisfying first projects. There are very good tutorials available for
beginning game development with Python + Pygame, and also look into Pyglet.
One thing games do well is let you make that leap of understanding from
just manipulating variables and lists and such to actually seeing the
bigger picture and having those manipulations just be the
behind-the-scenes implementation details to get to what you are really
trying to do.
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