Do you want to learn programming but too intimidated by the complexity?
At some point of the time or the other, every computer guy starts to have a feeling of making a computer program. However, most of them never make a move towards this feel because computer programming sounds scary. In fact, computer programming isn’t scary at all. All it takes is a correct selection of programming language to begin your journey as a computer programmer.
Programming languages are made to make the human life better than before. These languages help in making programs which increase the overall productivity, communication, and efficiency of the work. Out of so many programming languages to choose from, python is one of the most loved programming languages among computer geeks. This is because python is one of those rare languages which is both simple, and powerful. Python has indeed, everything that you may require to make a new program. If you will see someone writing a program in python, you will be really surprised to see how easy it is in python to find the solution for a problem.
In simple words, python is an open source, a high-level programming language developed by Guido van Rossum in 1980s. This language is presently administered by Python Software Foundation.
Python has proven its worth in all these years for both business and industrial use. Unlike other languages, it didn’t go obsolete and in fact, with time, the use of Python has increased. Python is broadly used in making web applications, GUIs (Graphic user interface), games, etc. and writing and reading the codes in python is as simple as reading regular English sentences. The program written in python is required to be processed before running as they are not written in machine readable language. Once you will learn the basics of python (as you are a beginner), you will find it really easy to move on towards the advanced features that python offers to programmers. Below are some salient features of Python which make it one of the most lovable languages among the computer programmers.
This crash course includes:
- Installing Python on various platforms
- First Steps – Using Interpretors, Editors and Source Files
- Python Basic Commands
- Operations in Python
- Control Flow Statements – IF THEN Statement
- File Storage in Python
- 3 Sample Programs to Practise
This step by step guide will give you all of the tools you need to achieve….
Like a lot of people who know a little bit about computers but not enough to be able to produce my own program. I have previously looked at python courses and they kind of lose me after the first chapter as they assume you have a little knowledge before you start. I mean, who would be crazy enough to think that they could just pick up a book and be able to construct a new program? Um, yeah ok well I suppose it was a stupid idea. Well, I got the chance to test drive this little ebook and thought, well what could i lose?. I like the speed of this ebook. It takes you from the very basic i.e installing Python up to completing exercises using that program.
Once installed the author takes you slowly through using the format method, escape sequences, operators in Python, expressions, control flow, If and while statements, files and storing in Python, cPickle and then gives you sample programs for practising and ends with an exercise for you to complete.
Having now completed the ebook I now have a much better understanding of how it works and can use what I have learnt to start using other books to take that learning further.
A great little ebook and it taught me a good lesson, don’t try running before you can walk!
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Create Your Own Programming Language