[Tutor] Python Tutorials: How to create useful programs after learning the syntax?

Luke Paireepinart 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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