(Hello Python) [Read] × Anthony D. Briggs
Ittle comics scattered here and there throughout the "pages but they break up the monotony that "but they break up the monotony That Even Pleasant Tech reading even pleasant tech can turn into sometimes and for not patronising I thank them endlesslyI enjoy dipping into introductory programming books for languages I ve already learned This is the first one I ve actually read all the way through for a long time most of them are too dry and take far too long to get to the good code For a beginner I suspect this book might work best in conjunction with a good theory text or traditional programming book or ideally both to fill in the gaps where this book skips over the things other books have historically covered in excruciating detail The fact that ou may feel the need to consult other books is a good thing considering if El caso Banchero you are able to make it to the end of this book andou understand everything Watching Natalie Cheat you have gone throughou should be well euipped to become a very good programmer What a crap book It moves too slow but in between periods of slog are highly complex bits of logic inserted in the middle of chapter two explaining the wumpus game I am too frustrated to even bother continue reading this I really wanted to like this book but feel like the normal Here is an if here is a loop structure may be better than this It tries too hard to be deliberate but is utter disappointing and slow I want to get up to speed with this language briskly than this I think this is good to teach ou best practices of programming but I don t think it can teach ou python if it is Science and Religion your first language. In every chapter including games web programming with Django databases and User Friendly guides Using lots of illustrations and a down to earth writing style this book invitesou to explore Python along with half a dozen traveling companions from the User Friendly cartoon stripTable of ContentsWhy Python Hunt the Wumpus Interacting with theWorld Getting Organized Business Oriented Programming Classes and Object oriented Programming Sufficiently Advanced Technology Django Gaming with Pyglet Twisted Networking Django Revisted Where to from Here.
O It explains unit testing early on something I ve never seen in an introductory programming book and wished could have been in the ones I learned to program in although I suspect I predated unit testing being a big thing It points out security issues where they may exist in the provided code Most importantly the example projects House of Salt and Sorrows you work through in the book are all useful things and relatively complicated in their entirety This is notet another programming book where It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity you see a lot of snippets of code by the end and know how they all work but are still scratchingour head as to how such things come together to make fully fledged applicationsThe flip side of this is that the code samples do take a while to process fully I ve learned Django cursorily in my own time and was still a bit perplexed by the django chapters at times i by the Django chapters at times I if I d been following along with the project examples instead of just reading out of interest I d be doing a lot of online searches and consulting other books and code and maybe other people But this is after all how coding happens when Put bez sna you re onour own with a project You can t expect to get all The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide your answers from a single text What is I think far valuable is to see how complete projects look as opposed to toy examples How many people who learn from those books whereou have all the answers on the fringe of our brainpower actually make the leap to producing something useful with their knowledgeThe
layout of the book is also very nice with appealing fontsof the book is also very nice with appealing fonts an uncluttered feel I didn t really get the Y writing our own programs Along the way ou'll get a gentle introduction to advanced concepts and new programming stylesNo experience with Python needed Exposure to another programming language is helpful but not reuiredPurchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF ePub and Kindle eBook from Manning Also available is all code from the bookWhat Makes Hello Python specialLearn Python fast Even if ou've never written a line of code before ou'll be writing real Python apps in just an hour or twoGreat examples There's something new. ,
I made it to page 116 before I threw it away Definitely not a beginner s book Maybe it is written by an expert and reviewed by experts but *YOU WON T LEARN PYTHON BY *won t learn python by this book I have already studied the freely availabe Python for Informatics Exploring Information wwwpy4infcom which I can recommendHello Python looked good and introduces a lot of new concepts but doesn t explain them It s mouth watering even but for learning how to use those concepts I will have to find another book This book reduces the learning process to correctly copying the sample code but ou won t learn Python To be honest I only ever made it through chapter 5 of 12 of this book but it was worth every dime for me I needed a way to process a pile of CSV files at work and learned enough by the 5th chapter to turn hoursdays of arduous work into A LITTLE SCRIPT THAT I STILL USE ON OCCASION little script that I still use on
occasion came to this book as someone who has already learnedcame to this book as someone who has already learned the hard way by writing lots and lots of really bad code for a really hard class and not as my first programming language so I can t offer a perspective on how good a book this is for the average beginner Perhaps that s not a useful perspective anyway as most of the average beginners I ve come across are lazy They d like to be awesome programmers but they don t want to know the theory behind programming or any of the best practicesI think this is a good book for someone who actually wants to put in the effort to become a good programmer because it doesn t shy away from talking about the things effective programmers Summary Hello Python fully covers the building blocks of Python programming and gives ou a gentle introduction to advanced topics such as object oriented programming functional programming network programming and program design New or nearly new programmers will learn most of what they need to know to start using Python immediatelyAbout this BookProgrammers love Python because it's fast and efficient Shouldn't learning Python be just the same Hello Python starts uickly and simply with a line of Python code You'll learn the basics the right way