Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Learning to Program / Learning Python.

This post is a summary of some of the responses I've sent to people about learning to program computers as well as learning the Python programming language:

I've heard good things about the book, "Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners", It's a first book on programming using Python. While it appears to be aimed at kids, I've heard some adults have found it to be a good gentle introduction as well.

See my other post about free on-line college level classes, for info on Computer Science 101.  This class is due to start April 23rd, 2012.  Hopefully it will be a good resource for people with no formal CS background.

The same professor, Nick Parlante, developed a class on Python for Google:
"Welcome to Google's Python Class -- this is a free class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python. The class includes written materials, lecture videos, and lots of code exercises to practice Python coding."
There are a number of resources for programmers who know other languages to learn Python.  These include:

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