[kwlug-disc] Hello World

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Thu Nov 18 15:08:31 EST 2010


Hi,

Good online resources for learning Python are:

http://docs.python.org/tutorial/
http://greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/index.html
http://learnpythonthehardway.org/static/LearnPythonTheHardWay.pdf (PDF)

A famous one too is http://diveintopython.org/toc/index.html but I don't favor 
it (outdated etc).

Unlike Java etc and more like Perl, you are not required to use a lot object 
orientation in Python. See for example in the tutorials above how they introduce 
classes only about the end of the text.

Python is about the cleanest, easiest to read, less verbose and less complicated 
mainstream language that you can get.
 
Cheers,
---------------------
Fernando Duran
http://www.fduran.com



----- Original Message ----
> From: Richard Bettridge <rbettridge at rim.com>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Sent: Thu, November 18, 2010 1:03:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Hello World
> 
> 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
> >
> > 
> >Hi,
> > 
> >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. 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
>  ---------------------
> Fernando Duran
> http://www.fduran.com
> 
> 
> 
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