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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for younger audience, August 23, 2010
This review is from: Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
This is a great introductory book for new or beginning programmers. It has been instrumental
in teaching a 13 year old the basics of programming.
Pros:
1) Clear and detailed explanations of concepts and of the different data structures.
2) Fun to read for younger readers. The examples and games are interesting.
3) There is a clear progression with every chapter.
Cons:
1) The lack of an index is a little inconveneient.
2) It would be great if after every chapter there is some suggested programming assignments.
With solutions on the website. This would've been a tremondous help for parents. I frequently had to resort
to inventing little games/programs as exercises for every chapter.

Overall it's an excellent book and highly recommended.
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Initial post: Apr 13, 2012 9:40:17 AM PDT
Scott says:
I bet coming up with your own exercises helped reinforce your own understanding :)

Posted on May 17, 2012 10:10:23 AM PDT
You could always post the exercises and solutions that you created to help other parents.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2013 4:41:19 PM PDT
Lester T says:
I would really like to see the exercises you came up with as well!
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