- Series: Zed Shaw's Hard Way Series
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 3 edition (October 11, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321884914
- ISBN-13: 978-0321884916
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 143 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learn Python the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code (3rd Edition) (Zed Shaw's Hard Way Series) 3rd Edition
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About the Author
Zed A. Shaw is the author of the popular online books Learn Python the Hard Way, Learn Ruby the Hard Way, and Learn C the Hard Way. He is also the creator of several open source software projects like Mongrel, Lamson, Mongrel2, and has been programming and writing for nearly 20 years.
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So, while the positives (well thought through progressively more difficult code examples) do outweigh the negatives (lack of a glossary and lack of tables with details) ... barely ... you will likely want to get another reference book to cover the holes in the instruction.
The problem with this book is that the author leaves out too much stuff for the readers to find out themselves.
Reading this book reminds me of my college class where professors lecture you the bare basic and expects you to do after class studying to fill up the holes. for example, in ex 46 and 47 the author introduces unit testing and the nose package. but he doesn't write a single sentence as to what is unit test and what is nose. instead he just says you should google it to find out.
The reason I buy books like this is so i don't have to google everything. This kind of writing/teaching style defeats the purpose of reference books.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT FOR A NEWBIE, GO AND GET SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD.