[kwlug-disc] Hello World

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Fri Nov 19 08:23:25 EST 2010


I don't know of any local Python User Group. There's one in 
Toronto http://pygta.org/
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Fernando Duran
http://www.fduran.com



----- Original Message ----
> From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Sent: Fri, November 19, 2010 1:15:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Hello World
> 
> 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 it  (outdated etc).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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