Woot! Bought me a Python book. (in Off-topic)

QBOddBird May 26 2007 3:12 AM EDT

I've actually only ever learned programming in classes (and I still can't use C++), so it'll be interesting to see if I can learn from a book. Can't wait to try it though. =D

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] May 26 2007 9:16 AM EDT

Cool! I've never done any Python coding myself, but I've read a book or two on it. It looks pretty nice, for the most part. The syntax is the only thing that got me; it's a bit obscure at times. May I ask what you're planning to work on in Python?

{CB1}Lukeyman May 26 2007 9:30 AM EDT

A book on snakes? shouldn't be too hard

Thraklight Resonance May 26 2007 10:58 AM EDT

I've always thought it would be funny if Monty grew up, moved to Utah, and became one of Jonathan's Python students. :-)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 26 2007 11:05 AM EDT

that would certainly end well...

QBOddBird May 26 2007 12:24 PM EDT

KM: Well, when I was working with C++ I used it in conjunction with my math classes...we always got bonus sheets with things like numbers that grew in a specific sequence, etc. and you had to find, oh say the 180th number in the sequence. I'd write up a quick program that did the sequence and tell it to skip to 180, rather than figuring out the formula and then going to 180 manually. (note, I obviously had to figure out what the formula was behind the sequence, I just didn't feel like going as far as they wanted me to go in order to get their answer.)

I just like being able to make small little programs that can do simple tasks for me, such as in that case, and I have all but forgotten how to use C++ (and I hated it before anyways). So now I'm going to try that with Python. =)

AdminG Beee May 26 2007 12:28 PM EDT

This is the only Python book to learn from.

What you're talking about is not the real Python :p

Miandrital June 3 2007 9:48 PM EDT

OB, you should also check out Dive into Python It has some really neat real world examples.
On a side note, I think python is one of the best languages just because of how easy it is to make http connections. I have actually made a python script that displays the amount of BA that I currently have without me needing to open firefox.

QBsutekh137 June 3 2007 11:58 PM EDT

I would have to add, as a practical thought, to get familiar with Visual Studio .NET. Luckily, one can use Python there too (at least to some degree) via IronPython.

Microsoft always has to be considered, and .NET is the future there. C# isn't bad, and ADO.NET is pretty damn slick (it oughtta be, it has a lot of ideas from where Visual Foxpro ended up).

The firm I work for is mainly all Visual Foxpro. I love Visual Foxpro, it's my hammer at the moment. I expect it will be my hammer for some time to come. But .NET and C# is not a bad paradigm. It's vast, sure. But you can get there once you embrace it to a degree.

Python is damn fine too *smile* I wrote my first CGI in it, and it gets decent prevalence even with second-rate Internet service providers. Just being able to hack in something and see the result is sooooooo valuable.

TH [money] June 3 2007 11:59 PM EDT

monty python hahahha

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] June 4 2007 4:07 AM EDT

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AdminNightStrike June 4 2007 7:07 AM EDT

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QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 4 2007 7:16 AM EDT

No more funnies out of you, Slash! :P

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] June 4 2007 11:55 AM EDT

Watch it Bast or I'll pick on your hat collection next . LOL!
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