Looking for book recommendations...
Hi, I'm new to programming, I've decided to start with Python, and I've also thought about learning bash script editing as I'm a slackware user. Just looking for advice on the best way to get into these, and any book's you could recommend to help. Thanks.
June 15th, 2006, 07:23 PM
It is great that you have decided to start with python. I support you 100%.
Here are some online books I have had good experience with when it comes to python:
Start with the first one, but stop at chapter 7 in the first one and continue with the second one. This is because functions is brought up very sudden and in a bad way. I did it and it worked very well for me. After you have made your way through the above try these:
and then you can go on to the python docs etc. which should be one of the final goals before completion
June 15th, 2006, 10:33 PM
It may be best to start out with reading Python's tutorial which is located on their site under the Documentation section. It is a very nice tutorial and will get you started, later on you can move onto other tutorials/documents to learn more advanced topics not covered on python.org.
June 16th, 2006, 05:42 AM
I would strongly disagree with that statement. The python tutorial by Guido van Rossum:
Originally Posted by Yegg`
is pretty complex and not at all suited for a beginner. The tutorials I have listed are very basic and is more suiteable for beginners to python.
June 16th, 2006, 06:00 AM
this link is good for a beginner programming: Learning to Program
also see the following for a good intro to Python:A Byte of Python
Also the Learning Python book from O'reilly is apparently quite good.
Hope this helps
Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.
June 16th, 2006, 10:35 AM
Then I guess it depends on the individual. I moved from using Visual Basic to learning Python. Notice I bolded "using", this is because I never learned VB, I knew bits and pieces I guess you could say. I then moved to Python without any real programming experience, Python and VB are very different languages in so many ways. However I did find the tutorial simple and easy to follow and it taught me well. Maybe it will be the same for him, maybe it won't.
Originally Posted by Moridin