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Learning to Program Using Python: 1st Edition [Kindle Edition]

Cody Jackson
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An introduction to computer programming, using the easy, yet powerful, Python programming language. Python, a cross-platform language used by such organizations as Google and NASA, lets you work quickly and efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your work rather than the language. The core Python language (both versions 2.x and 3.x) is discussed, as well as an introduction to graphical user interface creation.

The ideas covered in this book provide the reader with many major programming topics, applicable to a wide variety of programming languages. After reading this book, the reader should be able to quickly create simple to medium-level programs and be prepared to tackle more complex programming tasks.


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About the Author

Cody Jackson has been involved in the tech industry, directly and indirectly, since 1994. He worked at Gateway Computers as a Lab Technician prior to joining the Navy. In the Navy, he served on submarines as a radcon technician and nuclear chemist before changing to the Navy's IT field. He has worked as a programmer, project manager, help desk technician and supervisor, security manager, and system administrator. He holds an AS in Electromechanical Technology, a BS in Computer Engineering Technology, an MS in IT Management, and is a Ph.D.-candidate in IS/IT Management.

Product Details

  • File Size: 416 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461182050
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cody Jackson; 1 edition (November 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0063ZM6I0
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars All over the place August 4, 2013
By Kiwi
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For me I found this book too disjointed. I am an absolute novice and the structure of the book I found to be confused. It talks about fairly complex issues early on when all I wanted to know was how to get the thing started so I could experiment with it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book! But kinda small.... January 17, 2013
By noah C.
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You wanna learn python? First off, even though there are new versions (a.k.a. 3.2 and such), you honestly will wont to learn 2.7 for its vast libraries that are still supported, but not updated. This book gives you ALL the basics, It's a fantastic book! But I wish it went into a bit more details and possibly had more examples, but overall, this is EXACTLY what you need to start with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I've been programming for 15 years, but never Python, so I was looking for an introduction to the language. I felt like I was reading a book by a novice. With several concepts (composite dictionary keys, regular expressions), he made it clear he hasn't really used them or really found a use for them. This might be a book for someone learning to program, but if you've programmed before, don't expect to get a solid understanding of Python fundamentals. Expect the hard parts to be glossed over.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction Book March 7, 2012
By Arun
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This was a fantastic book that is really easy to read. The author provides a lot of code examples which are helpful, but the best parts of the book are the clear definitions and explanations of (maybe seemingly) complex concepts. It's perfect for a beginner. Before this book, concepts like Object Oriented Programming and dicts were really confusing, but after this book I was able to understand them much more easily. I highly recommend it. It was well worth $3!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good starting point for a new language January 5, 2013
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I just got an RPi and it came with several programming languages. I had never used, or even been exposed to python. this was the first book I read on the subject. I tried most of the examples, and, in the end, was able to move forward to more complex tasks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the $3.99 November 6, 2012
By AC
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I found this to be a nice and quick introduction to Python.

For someone experimenting with Python for the first time, this can be a good starter. There are formatting issues at times, however I was looking at the book as a kick starter into Python concepts, so that didn't bother me a lot.
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3.0 out of 5 stars helpful April 26, 2014
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It's been helpful. I learn by doing more than just reading so I tend to go to google first for things especially since I use multiple computers, but flipping through the kindle version now and then has helped me learn more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Very Good Summary December 30, 2013
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I love this book, it has all that you need to start in Python and much more, also is good to start to coding logic
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