Finding a good resource to study Python
The main reason for this is that it’s a really robust scripting language, and I’ve been finding that a lot of the things I’d like to do at work to make my job easier, or to contribute in meaningful ways, require me to understand more about scripting.
It took me awhile to find a good resource for this, I think because there are just so many. After trying out a few, and consulting with other more experienced programmers, I decided to go with Learn Python 3 the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code.
I’ve worked through about twenty of the exercises so far, and I’m trying to take the author’s advice to not rush ahead, and to go through the study drills at the end of each exercise.
I think it moves at a good pace for me, and breaks things down piece by piece, which is really helpful.
One of the things he encourages you to do is write comments above each line of code, explaining what it does, which has been really useful.
I’m looking forward to continuing with this, and to start documenting my coding journey again.