There are many more people who want to study programming other than aspiring computer scientists with a passing grade in advanced calculus. This guide appeals to your intelligence and ability to solve practical problems, while gently teaching the most recent revision of the programming language Python.
You can learn solid software design skills and accomplish practical programming tasks, like extending applications and automating everyday processes, even if you have no programming experience at all. Authors Tim Hall and J–P Stacey use everyday language to decode programming jargon and teach Python 3 to the absolute beginner.
What you’ll learn
- Cultivate a problem–solving approach and acquire software design skills.
- Learn how to create your own software from simple “Hello World” type programs to stand–alone windowed applications.
- Document while programming, program while documenting.
- Decode programmers’ jargon.
- Master the Python 3 programming language.
Who is this book for
Non–programmers who want to learn Python programming without taking a detour via a computer science department.
About the Author
Tim Hall currently provides front–line support for 64 Studio. He has also written newbie tutorials for Linux User and Developer magazine in between more mundane system admin and web authoring jobs.
Tim has released albums and performed as a musician and songwriter, both solo and in collaboration with other artists. He has been further honored as the holder of the Bardic chair of Glastonbury between 2005 and 2007. Tim uses Python as his main programming language, primarily as a means for creative ends, because it is easy to read and fun to learn.
J-P Stacey has been a senior developer at Torchbox Ltd since 2005, building and maintaining (among other things) Python and Django applications. He organizes the Oxford Geek Nights, and gets involved in tuition and seminars at Torchbox. In his spare time he reads and writes fiction and blogs, buys too much music, and tries not to startle Cotswold lions on his bicycle.
- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Apress (October 25, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430216328
- ISBN-13: 978-1430216322