[kwlug-disc] Hello World

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Fri Nov 19 01:15:53 EST 2010


Do you know of any local Python User Groups in the area?

--Bob.


On 10-11-18 03:08 PM, Fernando Duran wrote:
> 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 it (outdated etc).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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