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Are you keen to add Python to your programming skills? Learn quickly and have some fun at the same time with Head First Python. This updated book takes you beyond typical how-to manuals with engaging images, puzzles, stories, and quizzes that are proven to stimulate learning and retention. You’ll not only learn how Python differs from other...
Are you keen to add Python to your programming skills? Learn quickly and have some fun at the same time with Head First Python. This updated book takes you beyond typical how-to manuals with engaging images, puzzles, stories, and quizzes that are proven to stimulate learning and retention. You’ll not only learn how Python differs from other programming languages and how it’s similar, you’ll learn how to be a great programmer.
We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multisensory learning experience, Head First Python uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
Paul Barry is formally educated and trained in Computer Science and holds a Masters Degree in Computing Science. He has been programming professionally, on and off, for close to 25 years. Paul already has two textbooks to his name, and is also a Contributing Editor to Linux Journal magazine. His day job is with the Institute of Technology, Carlow in Ireland where he has spent over a decade preparing Ireland's next generation of computing folk to be productive in the workforce. His role as a third level educator affords him the opportunity to explore, learn and teach the very latest programming technologies and practices, which is something that he enjoys even though he knows this makes him a bonafide "geek". Paul lives just outside the town of Carlow in Ireland with his wife, two sons, daughter, dog and cat. There's a bunch of computers and a growing collection of music instruments in the house, too (and like a lot of the Head First family, Paul is a struggling guitarist trapped inside a geek's body). He has so far resisted any suggestion that the family acquire a hamster ... or a set of drums.
Posted December 6, 2011
I found that this book explains simple things that other books leave out. If you are just starting to code, and want to learn Python, this is a great start. Sometimes I found that other books would show the code, and give examples, but in the examples there would be a part of the code I had seen before, but none of the books would really explain that simple part. This book does explain that, it has pictures with arrows (I know what you're going to say), but it is very useful when learning to program for the first time. A lot of their examples stick out in my head while I am writing code in Python. The author also keeps an upbeat attitude throughout the book, which kept my interest. I would recommend this book for beginners in programming. If you have programmed in other languages, this is probably not the book for you.
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Posted December 6, 2011