[kwlug-disc] Hello World

Richard Bettridge rbettridge at rim.com
Thu Nov 18 13:03:53 EST 2010

If you have any good resources for new users please send me a link or two. My main thing is object oriented languages are completely foreign to me. I generally just find them hard to read.

I've written plenty of javascript and messed with some OOT language in highschool, wrote a game, I got things to work but I still always found it more complicated than necessary to get something done.

Richard Bettridge
BIS-E SV&V Performance - Waterloo

-----Original Message-----
From: kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org [mailto:kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org] On Behalf Of Fernando Duran
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 9:42 AM
To: KWLUG discussion
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Hello World

>From: Richard Bettridge <rbettridge at rim.com>
>To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>Sent: Wed, November 17, 2010 3:01:06 PM
>Subject: [kwlug-disc] Hello World
>I recently signed up for this mailing list and wanted to introduce myself.
>My name's Richard Bettridge, I'm a 26 years old. I've been using Linux since 
>around '97 though I probably only started to really 'get it' around 2001. I've 
>been using Linux in a professional capacity for about that past 7 years. I 
>currently do performance based testing/tuning on infrastructure software.

>Recently I've started to learn python. I've hacked other's python scripts in the 
>past but now I've had reason to actually get fluent with the language. I must 
>say it is not what I'm used to at all. I'm more of a perl/bash kind of guy. So 
>if anyone's a py-pro...

Hello Richard and welcome.

Python has been my main "get things done" language for the last few years. 

In Python there's an initial "wtf?" we all have regarding indentation/whitespace 
and no semicolons etc but after a bit you get used to it and won't even notice 
or bother you. As you probably know there's ton of python resources on the web 
and libraries/projects for almost any area. 


Fernando Duran

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