August 27th, 2002, 11:11 AM
I am starting down the path of Python for my first language. Well, first language to really learn as a programmer in training.
I use PHP alot on my servers, LAMP, but have not been determined to learn an Object oriented language.
However, I have read so much positive stuff about Python that I couldn't resist. Plus, tired of not being able to code what I need.
What I would like to do is start a dialogue with other Python Newbies and experienced programmers in an attempt to overcome learning this in a vacum. Items like useful books, websites etc.
August 28th, 2002, 11:46 AM
Re: Python Newbies...
The most useful site you'll probably find is www.python.org. You can find many off-site links to other useful resources, you can find documentation in other languages, check the development of Python, etc.
I learned everything I know so far about Python (not much, but enough) just by visiting the Python.org website and following on-site and off-site links.
August 29th, 2002, 08:56 PM
If you learn well from books, I suggest 'Core Python Programming' by Wesley Chun. It is by far the best I've found. I'm a Python newbie as well and in 3 months time I've been able to implement Python in projects at work(automating MSOffice, SQL DB stuff, etc.).
If you're forced to deal with Win32 at work as I am then Mark Hammonds' 'Python Programming on Win32' is the best (and only) book available.
Reading the modules is really the best tho. Baptism by fire.
August 29th, 2002, 11:10 PM
zweistein and ptonman,
thanks for your advice, i truely appreciate it.
ptonman, i am in a win32 environment and would like to read more your MSOffice implementations, if you dont mind of course.
zweistein, pyton.org is a daily destination, thanks.
August 30th, 2002, 02:30 AM
Hey, no problem, glad I could help .